The Dairy Authority

8215 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102

TDA Labs - About Us

TDA Labs was created in November of 2003 by Dr. Goodell. It began as a milk laboratory lab however within a years time evolved into a lab that specialized in veterinarian bacteriology culturing everything from milk and water to tissue and fecal samples. Today TDA Labs offers a full ine of bacterological assays.

Since 2004 the lab has grown to suit the needs of veterinarians, livestock producers and small animal clients alike offering diagnostics for several small and large animal diseases.

TDA Labs runs most types of diagnostics including PCR and ELISA tests.

 

Greg Goodell
Dr. Greg Goodell

Dr. Goodell completed his undergraduate work at the University of Northern Colorado from 1987 to 1990 pursuing a biochemistry major with a minor in microbiology. He graduated from Colorado State University with his DVM in 1994. After graduation he specialized in mastitis and mastitis research placing emphasis on epidemiology and microbiology of mastitis pathogens.


Currently the TDA Labs has 19 Employees! These are some of them...


Tessa Kelly

Tessa has a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University and has been with TDA Labs since it's inception in 2003. She also is trained as a veterinary technician and her background in Animal Science allows her to utilize those skills assisting in research projects and verterinary services in addition to her duties in the microbiology lab. Tessa is also certified in ELISA and PCR assays.

Christine Goodell
Christine Goodell

Christine has a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Northern Colorado. She began her career working with Banner Health in Greeley. Christine changed her career in 2006. She has completed training in microbiology and has also become certified with ELISA assays.


Candice Lewallen

Candice joined the TDA Labs team in January of 2008. Candice holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University and is also a veterinary technician. She splits time between the lab and field work on research projects.

Evan Sherman
Evan Sherman

Evan began working with TDA Labs in November of 2010. He obtained his B.S. in Microbiology from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2010. Evan spends the majority of his time working in the bacteria lab and running milk components on the Fossomatic machine.


George Garcia

George started with TDA Labs in August 2011. He came to us with experieince in running milk quality instruments so he quickly became one of the main technicians for the DHIA side of our laboratory.

Alejandra Quezada
Alejandra Quezada

Alejandra was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. She graduated from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua with a nursing degree and also studied ecology. She has been living in Colorado since 2013. She joined the TDA team in June 2015. Her primary role is receiving and processing all samples that come into the lab. She also spends time on the farm with our vets providing bilingual training programs for the dairy.

Laurel Nelson
Laurel Nelson

Laurel started with TDA Labs in April of 2013. Laurel is our client liason between the laboratory and our lab clients and manages the courier service TDA Labs has for pick up and delivery of samples. If you see the the white Ford Transit with the TDA Labs logo on it, chances are Laurel is driving it!

Kylie Mitchell
Kylie Mitchell

Kylie joined the TDA Labs team in February of 2016. She graduated with a B.S in Biology from Colorado State University. Kylie is certified for several ELISA assays and her time is primarily spent in the ELISA lab.

Adam Stephens
Adam Stephen

Adam has been with TDA since August 2016. He has a B.S. in Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado. Adam has many responsibilities around the lab including PCR testing, feed analysis, and bacterial identification, as well as SPC, CC, and CHARM testing.

Julia Michels
Julia Michels

Julia graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology from Colorado State University and has worked in a couple of other labs before coming to TDA in August 2016. Her main duties are milk bacteriology and CHARM testing, as well as back up for ELISA testing, assisting with Health Certificates, and updating vaccination records.

Ryan Opp
Ryan Opp

Ryan has a background in Computer Science and Graphic Design from the Colorado School of Mines and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, respectively. He began working in Data Entry at TDA Labs in May of 2017, and performs some other Lab Tech tasks as well.

Daniela Davis
Daniela Davis

Daniela graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Biotechnology from Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo in the spring of 2016. She moved to Colorado after graduation and started working for TDA Labs in June of 2017. Daniela’s main duties include making media for the mastitis lab and running PCR tests.

Josh Olsen
Josh Olsen

Josh graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biological Science in the summer of 2009. Since then, his employment has primarily been in wildlife, performing a variety of surveys while conducting research on fish and birds. He joined our team in June 2017. Josh spends most of his time on the DHIA side of the lab running milk components. He also occasionally picks up and delivers samples.

Katie Price
Katie Price

Katie moved from California to Colorado in October of 2016. In California, Katie worked with experimental plant growth regulators on many agricultural crops & has a history with working with beef cattle at feedlots. Katie joined TDA labs in June 2017 and has many duties including working on the DHIA side of the lab, feed analysis, and picking up or delivering samples.


For any questions please feel free to contact us at 970.351.8102 or email us at TDA Labs.

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