Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University Montana, Missoula, 1969. Master of Science, University Montana, Missoula, 1972.
Bacteriologist Missoula City-County Health Department, 1969—1970. Microbiologist Infectious Disease Center, 1970—1971. Chemist University Montana, 1972—1978.
Director laboratories Skyland Science Services Inc., Belgrade, 1978—1984, director quality assurance, 1984—1986. Consultant J.R. Gillis Associates, 1986—1988. President Biotest Laboratories Inc., Minneapolis, since 1988.
Lead instructor, industrial sterilization Association Advancement Medical Instrumentation, Arlington, Virginia, since 2001, co-chair biological indicator committee, since 2002, co-chair moist heat sterilization committee, since 2004. Expert, biological indicators International Standards Organization, Geneva, since 2002, expert, moist heat sterilization, since 2004.
Member of Association Advancement Medical Instrumentation (board directors 2003-2006).
Married Joy Bennett Farrell, July 14, 2001. 1 child Graham Whitney.