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Meet Our Staff
Shane Schuster is the Retail Pharmacy Manager for our 4 Apothecary Shops located Pender, Wisner, Emerson and West Point, NE. He is a graduate of Laurel-Concord High School in Laurel, NE. After high school, he completed his pharmacy prerequisites at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then went on to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He has worked in both independent and corporate retail pharmacy since his graduation in 2002. In July of 2014, he became the Pharmacy Manager of The Apothecary Shop in Pender. Since then, they have added 3 more pharmacies to bring pharmacy services to 3 more communities. He is a member of Nebraska Pharmacists Association and National Community Pharmacy Association.
Shane is married to Bev and together they have 2 children, Paige (14) and Jake (11). Their family enjoys kids' activities and being outside whenever possible. Volunteering in the community is also very important as Shane is a part of the Pender Boosters, Pender Summer Rec and St. John's Pastoral Council.
Beckie Pierce is the Pharmacy Manager at Wisner Apothecary in Wisner, NE. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Wayne State College and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her pharmacy experience began right out of high school working for Rich Norgard as a pharmacy technician at Wisner Pharmacy. Once Rich retired, she noticed that Wisner was struggling to fill the void and The Pender Care Centre District, Inc was willing to step up and help. Since Wisner Apothecary's opening day August 2016, Beckie has helped grow the pharmacy into a valuable resource providing pharmaceutical services to Wisner and surrounding communities.
Beckie and her husband, Brian, live in rural West Point. She has 3 children, Jaxon, Jozie and Jerzey. Beckie loves the personal service and small town atmosphere she is able to provide. She enjoys being on a first-name basis with her patients and providing friendly service to her hometown.
Jordan Hanson is the Pharmacist-in-Charge for The Apothecary Shop in Pender, NE and Emerson Apothecary in Emerson, NE. She completed her undergraduate prerequisites at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Her pharmacy experience includes practice in community and long term care pharmacy settings. She has been working with our Apothecary Shops since July 2016 and has been the Pharmacist-in-Charge since January 2019.
Jordan is married to Brian Hanson and together they have 3 children, Harper, Barrett, and Landry. When she isn't at the pharmacy, she enjoys camping, concerts, and going out to eat.
Christa Carr is the Pharmacy Manager at West Point Apothecary in West Point, NE. She graduated from West Point Central Catholic in 2004 and Creighton University School of Pharmacy in 2010. After graduation, Christa worked in Sioux City and Fremont before moving back to her home town of West Point. After managing the Shopko Pharmacy in West Point for several years, she is excited to continue serving her patients with the same great customer service as before with the help of an organization that puts patients first.
Christa and her husband Jesse live in West Point with their 3 little boys- Caleb, Reid and Jaxson. Jesse is a dentist at the Family Dental Center in West Point. Together they enjoy spending time with family and friends, dining out, and attending local sporting activities. In her free time, Christa enjoys lounging at the lake with family, golfing and working out.
Kelsey Swenson is a pharmacist at the Apothecary Shop in Pender and Wisner Apothecary. Her pharmacy career began during high school as a cashier at Blake's Pharmacy in her hometown of Louisville, Nebraska. While in college, her interest in pharmacy grew and she progressed to a pharmacy technician at Blake's. In 2013, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and then in 2017 her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Kelsey's pharmacy experience includes practice in community retail and long term care pharmacy.
Kelsey and her husband, Jordan, currently live in Oakland, Nebraska where they are both active members of the community. Kelsey is a member of the Oakland Women's Club and the golf club's social committee, while Jordan serves on the Oakland Golf Club board and the city's planning commission. Jordan works as a park superintendent for Summit Lake and Fort Atkinson within the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He and Kelsey enjoy volunteering for various park events throughout Eastern Nebraska. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys reading, golfing, visiting her family, and snuggling with her cat, Milo.
Shelley Gilliland is a staff pharmacist at The Apothecary Shop in Pender. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Creighton University. She has worked in retail pharmacy in Wayne, NE at Sav-Mor Pharmacy, Pamida and then Shopko for several years. She is a member of the Nebraska Pharmacist Association and makes it her mission to be an advocate for patient care at the local level.
Shelley is married to her high school sweetheart, Terry, who is a dairy and crop farmer outside of Wayne. They have 3 grown children, Rachel, Lauren and Tyler. They attend First United Methodist Church in Wayne where Shelley is a choir accompanist and church organist. Their family enjoys spending time together attending sporting events and playing cards.
Jennifer Krause is a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is a graduate of Ponca Public High School and completed the Pharmacy Certificate course at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Jennifer began working as a pharmacy technician in 2004, working for The Apothecary Shop in Pender since May 2014. She is now running Northeast Nebraska's first Telepharmacy, Emerson Apothecary, in Emerson, NE.
Jennifer lives in Hubbard with her husband Jon and two boys, Sawyer and Marshall. Jon works for the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District serving Dakota and Thurston county areas. They are looking forward to their boys attending Emerson-Hubbard Elementary and High School. In her free time, their family enjoys fishing, playing in the park and the bike/walking path at the Danish Alps State Recreation Park in Hubbard.
Jennifer is on the Hubbard Family Fun Night committee where once a month they plan new ideas and events to meet new people, enjoy time together, and build community involvement.