With extensive experience both as a clinical Pharmacist plus lab/formulation settings, Aki's skills come in handy especially when it comes to complex disease management. He likes reading boring non-fiction books without pictures, and is lately learning negotiation skills from his seven year old. A graduate from University of Saskatchewan, CPPP from University of British Columbia and MBA from University of South Australia/IBS (phew, that's a mouthful ! ). He now cherishes creating compound formulations and providing valuable clinical interventions especially when it comes to deciding alternate options, and intricate drug treatment regimen recommendations.
Top of the class, UBC graduate with honors, distinction and a doctorate, Matt is such a gem to have in the pool of pharmacists. A friendly disposition, with a hardworking attitude and a pragmatic framework of mind, he is a recipe poised for success.
Ok, enough with the glorification; practically speaking Matt is our sportiest addition to the pretty much prosaic field of pills and potions. Bungee jump, Sky dive, Motorbikes, you name it. With no opportunity to skydive or bungee jump whilst in the dispensary, we wonder what motivates Matt to come first and leave the last amongst the team.
Matt truly stands for counseling the medications in good detail and staying updated. However, as we also sell laughter along with medications, he is still catching up with the jokes (something yet to be added in the Pharmacist program curriculum); expect to laugh just for the sake of it. On a sincere note, we deeply appreciate having hardworking and friendly Matt, to our growing team.
Daniel is a pharmacist like no other. Give him a chance to learn a lifelong skill, and all he needs are a few sessions and partial explanations. He's reminiscent of the 'Limitless' character, capable of learning languages just by partially listening to them. While this might seem like a bit of an exaggeration, that’s Daniel—larger than life. He enjoys flying planes and paramotors and loves brunching on weekends with his lovely family. With his sharp memory and refined taste in art, Daniel is indeed a gem of a pharmacist, perfectly suited for a job that demands meticulous attention to detail and a strong capacity for recollection. Find him at our Qualicum beach location.
Sina—where do we start? The only days he gets a mild recollection of his old workplace are our historically busiest ones. Coming from a pharmacy that was critically busy, this champ has seen all kinds of characters. From those who spray Ventolin on their shirts to those who use scalp lotions for a sore throat—yep, he's been there. Now that he's seen it all, he finds our patients (whom we also find) quite endearing. Though, we don't recall UBC offering a meditation course in their pharmacy program, if you want to see the word 'Zen' personified, come meet him at our Parksville location.
An Architect from University of British Columbia, if you see the stores and feel like wow!, what a Pharmacy; all the accolades should go to Prachi. As she own's the business with Aki, Prachi envisioned a store that is unique and efficient i.e. fast workflow and a positive environment by design. Apart from designing houses, working at the Pharmacy, taking care of our little ones, doing the day to day chores, she also manages to discover trails that even a bear might not have seen. Energizer bunny = Prachi.
Highly energetic, enthusiastic and always excited to work. Elizabeth has become a great part of our small but efficient and effective team. So many "e's" seems, like all these words were just meant to be synonymous with Elizabeth. She has an infectious-energy and a can-do attitude. When not behind the counter, she loves walking her dogs. As you know we sell all kinds of medications, including laughter, if you need some; she is the one you'll usually talk to.
Say hello to Celine, the pharmacy's own jack-of-all-trades with a flair for the dramatic and the artistic. When she's not behind the counter, she's out being a social media sensation, training horses like a seasoned cowboy, or dazzling crowds at the rodeo. But wait, there's more! Celine also wields a mean digital pen as a graphics design artist, bringing colors to life. Despite juggling so many hats, she's as down-to-earth and playful as they come. Young, talented, and bursting with creativity, Celine's the living proof that you can be both a potion mixer by day and a horse whisperer by night, with a dash of artistry to boot.
Laurie is the determined one you look up to when you feel tired and lost. From losing inches to staying away from junk, she's the one who mixes your compounds, and now you know why they're spot on each time. Super focused, determined, and immune to the word 'busy,' she churns out compounds like a ninja slicing sushi on an assembly line. Well, that may not be the most appropriate description, but hopefully, you get the point. She makes the biggest challenges seem manageable with ease, whilst adding a touch of humor. They say it right: making fun of your troubles makes them seem more manageable.
With a humble and easy going attitude, though not to get fooled with it for her sense of memory. A quick learner and memorizer to an extent that she is like the 007 who does not need an instruction booklet, or to make notes. We love how Ivy has become an integral part of our team and helps be the memory genius of the team, " Oh do you remember that patients name who came this morning for his gout medication?, Yes he was Mr. John, and so did Mr. Warren last Thursday morning, and Mr. Roger 2 weeks ago..." Oh ok, Wow! A big thumbs up to Ivy, for her caring persona and wonderfully healthy neurons.
Meet Ellery, who's basically the Taylor Swift of prescription processing—she makes everything look easy and stylish. Quick on her feet and packed with know-how, she turns prescription orders, from running minions to clock works with beats. Big on community vibes and even bigger on Taylor Swiftie anthems, she's got a playlist for every mood and a knack.
Cindy, although new to the trade, is quick to learn. She's the sister of Ellery, one of our valued staff members. It’s clear that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. However, Cindy has one talent that outshines her sibling (our apologies to Ellery)—her ability to crack jokes. Unfortunately, for now, only those of us behind the counter have the pleasure of hearing them, as she's still coming out of her shell. Cindy is a delightful addition to our Tablet Family, joining us just when we needed her most. She's the youthful individual with an old soul, akin to Yoda—thankfully, without the reverse speech.
During Covid, it was hard to find staff, but not for us. With day care closed we actually had extra help of our little own. Meet our genius with a PhD in Screen Time Negotiation.