Meet the Team
Your Health, our priority. Meet the team at Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot that are putting your health care needs first.
Randy Howden, B.Sc.Pharm, APA, CDE
Randy Howden is a respected pharmacist in Calgary and owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy #260 in Calgary, Alberta. He is a graduate of the Class of 2005 of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. Randy has always had an interest in Diabetes Care, and in 2007 he became a Certified Diabetes Educator. He decided to open his own practice in 2008 to allow him more time with his patients and to build a practice where he could promote health and diabetes education. Since then he has also gone on to receive his Injection Certification and his Additional Prescribing Authorization with the Alberta College of Pharmacists. He is also a certified Compression Stocking Fitter and has taken a Compounding Pharmacy course.
Jean joined the Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot team in March of 2015. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and obtained her Injection certification through the Alberta College of Pharmacists. Jean is also a certified compression stocking fitter. In her daily work, Jean values compassion, thoroughness, and diligence. By working as a pharmacist, Jean enjoys enabling others to improve patients lives through health and wellness. Outside of the pharmacy, Jean enjoys cooking, dancing, listening to music and practicing Martial Arts. Jeans favorite drug name is Java-caffeine, because it is the world’s most accepted prescription.
Margaret, B.Sc.Pharm, APA
Margaret started working at the Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot in January 2017. She graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta and holds her Additional prescribing Authorization and Injection Certification from the Alberta College of Pharmacists. Margaret values her family, friends, and honesty and enjoys the interaction with customers and being able to help people at the pharmacy. Outside of work, Margaret enjoys reading, biking, badminton and photography. Her favourite name for a medication is Anakinra and Rivaroxaban.
Assistant Manager, Pharmacy Technician, Compounding Technician
Kasey started at the Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot in September 2010 as a Pharmacy Assistant. She graduated from SAIT with her Pharmacy Assistant Diploma and then upgraded at Bow Valley College to a Registered Pharmacy Technician. Kasey has also taken ‘The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding’ course through the University of Florida, allowing her to create and prepare custom medications for patients. Kasey values patient care, empathy, and knowledge. She strives to continue growing in these areas and incorporating it into her daily work. When she’s not whipping up compounds, Kasey enjoys watching horror films and collecting faeries. Kasey’s favourite name for a medication is Zaditor.
Dominic earned his Pharmacy Technician Diploma through Robertson College and joined our team in June 2016. Dominic values integrity, reliability, and accuracy. He enjoys getting to know clients and patients, assisting the pharmacists in therapeutics and compounding. Outside of work, Dominic enjoys spending time outdoors with his son and playing sports including rollerblading, tennis, squash, skiing and biking. Dominic also likes to try out new culinary specialties and techniques. His favourite name for a medication is Levetiracetam, because it’s much more fun to say than its brand name, Keppra.
Merchandiser, Pharmacy Assistant
Kaila started at the Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot in November 2014 as a Merchandiser. She quickly grew an interest into the daily operations of the pharmacy and now assists in dispensary activities. Kaila is also a certified compression stocking fitter and the ‘go-to’ person for special orders on products. She values treating patients well and ensuring that everyone leaves our pharmacy happy and satisfied. Kaila loves working with people and having the ability to learn something new everyday. Outside of work, Kaila once spent a year living in Australia and enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She also enjoys reading, puzzles, and watching ‘bad’ TV such as Survivor and Big Brother. Her favourite name for a medication is Pregabalin, because it sounds cool!
Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (CHNC), Ideal Protein Coach, Pharmacy Assistant
Sarah joined the Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot team in November 2011. She received her Pharmacy Assistant Diploma in Chilliwack, BC. After training to become an Ideal Protein coach, Sarah was inspired by how much food can make a positive effect on health and decided to pursue a career in nutrition. In 2015 Sarah graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. Sarah values education, individuality and positivity, believing that if you have the knowledge to make healthy decisions for yourself and have a positive attitude, that’s when you see success. When Sarah’s not at work she is out hiking, cooking a new recipe, or going to a comedy show or concert. Her favourite name for a medication is Ascorbic Acid, because it’s an amazing anti-oxidant.
Monica Elford, BBA
Monica started working at Medicine Shoppe Crowfoot in June 2011 after receiving her Pharmacy Assistant Certificate from SAIT. She worked as an assistant until receiving her Degree in Business Administration from Mount Royal University, with a focus in Marketing and General Management. Monica values honesty, teamwork, and creativity and integrates these values into her daily work. Outside of the pharmacy, Monica can usually be found reading a good book, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Her favorite name for a medication is Domperidone, because it sounds like Dom Perignon.