I was born and raised in Redding and graduated from Enterprise High School with a full athletic scholarship in football to Cal Poly. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, I was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to attend the University of Pacific, School of Dentistry, in San Francisco, where I earned my DDS.
I was then accepted into a one year Advanced General Dentistry Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There, I focused on dental implants, periodontics and bite/TMJ disorders. In 1996, I returned to Northern California and started practicing in Palo Cedro, eventually expanding my practice to Cottonwood. Since my return, I have been very dedicated to continuing my studies with the leaders in dentistry so I can bring the best options available to my patients. I average over 100 hours of advanced training annually and have completed training at the prestigious Seattle Institute of Advanced Education and The Dawson Center for Advanced Education, St. Petersburg, Florida.
I am passionate about dentistry and getting to know my patients and helping them discover the many options modern dentistry has to offer. I am active in the community by participating in local civic clubs and coaching youth football and basketball. I am married to Shelley, and we have a daughter, Riley and twin sons, Ty and Chase. I enjoy fly-fishing, backpacking, basketball and spending time with my family.
I am also a graduate of Enterprise High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University at Fresno. I worked in Corporate Sales and Marketing for 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Chapel Hill, NC. I am married to Dr. Farrell and we have three children. I love to garden, work out, and enjoy spending time with my family.
Dr Bruce and Shelley Farrell
Office Manager (CW)
My name is Gwen Bunn. I have been an Registered Dental Assistant since 1989. I was born and raised in Reno, NV and moved to Palo Cedro in 1997. My husband Wade and I have two children, Chase and Macey. We own Broken Arrow Boarding Stables, where we train and board horses. Wade is in the construction business and works for Lassen Canyon Nursery. I have been with Dr. Bruce Farrell since April 2003 and work at the Cottonwood location. I love our team. We all work very hard and are committed to making sure our patients are happy with their experiences.
I feel extremely grateful working in my hometown with Dr. Farrell since 2006. I am part of a fabulous team that provides our patients with outstanding care. Helping the greatest patients ever and providing excellent customer service is not only gratifying, but also makes the office the happiest place on earth.
I earned my RDA in 1985, married my forever rock Tom, in 1988, and raised our two incredible kids Alexa and Andrue, who are my greatest joy. I love spending time with family, my dogs and living healthy in the great outdoors.
Office Manager (PC)
I am the newest member of this team, and am so enjoying being here! My name is Bonnie Koller, and though I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1997, most recently I have spent several years specializing in Oral Sleep Medicine (treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with an Oral Sleep Retainer). I was delighted to transition to this office knowing that Dr Farrell is passionate about Oral Sleep Medicine, and the quality of life and life preserving benefits it offers. It has been rewarding to see the high quality of care that is offered here, the variety of services provided and to hear patients express that they can tell this is an exceptional practice. On a personal note, I am married to the love of my life, Bob Koller. We enjoy the outdoors from hiking to kayaking and often enjoy such activities with our family and friends.
My name is Leesa and I was born and raised in Shasta county. I have been an assistant since 2015 and enjoy working for Dr Farrell for many reasons. Primarily, I love the interaction with our patients and also working for a doctor with amazing integrity. Outside of Dr. Farrell’s office, I enjoy working my second job as a server, working with horses, learning violin, and continuing my education at Shasta College!
Leesa Carter, DA
My name is Jennifer. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I have been living in Redding since 2012 with my husband, Tim. We have two adopted dogs and enjoy taking them hiking and camping. I went to school at UC Davis and have a degree in Community Development. I then spent two years living in New York City studying Dental Hygiene at New York University. I am on the board for the Shasta County American Dental Hygienists' Association and practice at both the Palo Cedro and Cottonwood offices.
Dr. Farrell's staff was very professional and friendly. I didn't have to wait long to be seen. Dr. Farrell was very good at letting me know exactly what he was doing during every step of my procedure. I am not a big fan of the dentist but I will continue to see Dr. Farrell as he and his staff made the experience as pleasant as possible.