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Our Team


Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager
  • Born and Raised in Nelson
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) UBC 2003
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) University of Tasmania 2007
  • Certified Injection Trained Pharmacist (College of Pharmacists of BC) 2009
  • Pain Management Course (University of Edinburgh) 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy University of Tasmania 2013
  • Certificate in Travel Medicine for Pharmacists (BC Pharmacy Association) 2016
  • Special Interest in Exercise Science (Select Publication: Blair C, et al. Br J Sports Med 2010. Volatile organic compounds in runners near a roadway: increased blood levels after short-duration exercise)
  • Member: College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
  • Member: British Columbia Pharmacy Association
  • Member: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia



Eric has been a Pharmacist for 23 years.  He's lived in Nelson for 16 years and is raising two children with his wife Allison.  In his spare time Eric enjoys going on family walks with their dog, and coaching youth soccer.  His other hobbies include hiking, biking, and skiing.  Eric has an interest in travel vaccinations as well as travel health.



Mandy was born  and raised in Nelson. She returned to Nelson after completing a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at UBC in 2001. Mandy has worked at Pharmasave Nelson since 2003. Mandy is actively involved with coaching and organizing youth soccer when she is not at work.



Mark graduated from the pharmacy program at UBC in 1988 and has spent his career working in a variety of hospital and community environments. Mark has an interest in compounding pharmacy as well as womens health issues. Mark is an active member of the community and enjoys membership in service clubs including the Lions club and Nelson Rotary Club.  



Nicole has been working with Nelson Pharmasave since 2009. She has her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan. She loves working with the staff at Nelson Pharmasave. When she is not helping customers with their health related questions she is busy at home with her family. 


Pharmacy Assistant/Compounder


Ideal Protein Head Coach

Kyla is a born and raised Nelsonite and joined the Pharmasave Team in June of 2012. She has been in many different roles in the store throughout the years including Head Cashier and Merchandising Manager. She also has been trained in our Pharmacy department but is now devoting her time to being our Head Ideal Protein Weight Loss and Health Management Coach. Kyla enjoys building new relationships with her dieters as well as helping them achieve their health and weight loss goals.



Brandy joined the Pharmasave team on March 7th 2016.


Naturals Manager



Cathryn has been with Pharmasave for 4 years.  Over that time she has had many job titles including, Head Cashier, Interim Receiver, and is currently Merchandiser.  She hopes to evolve with the team for many more years to come!



This is Jen's second appearance at our store. Jen is responsible for receiving and POS upkeep. When Jen is not here keeping our inventory straight you will find her at home enjoying her young daughter and family. We are glad to have Jen back with us.


Home Health Care/Customer Service

If you have any Home Health care needs please come in and see Laurie - she'd love to help you and is the resident expert in her department since first starting in May 2008.



Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, Oktay moved to Nelson with his Canadian wife and their son to be part of a great community. Oktay has enjoyed being part of the Pharmasave team for nearly 3 years. He is happy to serve you in French or English!