YL Invests in Scientific Equipment & Personnel

Gary Young’s Lab Team from left to right: Richard Carlson, PhD; Cole Woolley, PhD; Jamie Davis, mechanical engineer; D. Gary Young, ND; Marilyn Contreras-Pinegar, BS; Chin Chiang, PhD; Jerika Tilby, lab coordinator/Tech I; Brett Smith, BS.
Gary Young’s Lab Team from left to right: Richard Carlson, PhD; Cole Woolley, PhD; Jamie Davis, mechanical engineer; D. Gary Young, ND; Marilyn Contreras-Pinegar, BS; Chin Chiang, PhD; Jerika Tilby, lab coordinator/Tech I; Brett Smith, BS.

Step No. 7: Laboratory Analysis and Research. Test for quality compound percentages. Identify new compounds and oils while looking for quality and adulteration in vendor oils. 

Here’s my lab. That’s just part of my staff. Dr. Richard Carlson, PhD in analytical chemistry, director of research and development, has 25 years in analytical chemistry. 

Dr. Cole Woolley, PhD, our VP of global science and essential oil research, has 27 years of oil and plant chemistry analytical studies.

Marilyn Contreras-Pinegar, quality control manager, has over 15 years of laboratory analytical work with GC’s and mass spec. 

Dr. Chin Chiang, PhD, senior lab scientist, has 50 years as an analytical chemist for organic oils and plants. 

Brett Smith is our analytical scientist who runs one of the GC’s. We have three GC’s in our laboratory. 

Do I have an arsenal of people who know what they’re doing? There is not another lab in the world that is more well-equipped than the Young Living lab here in Utah.