Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Dispensing Associate

Hometown Pharmacy, LTC

Utilizing skills obtained through education to fill prescription orders.  Ensuring great customer service and patient safety through dedication and efficiency.  Job responsibilities include but not limited to IV Compounding, Extemperaneous Compoounding, Medication disposal, prescription filling and processing.

Feb 2010 - Apr 2010

Pharmacy Technician - extern

Battle Creek Pharmacy

Assissted the Pharmacist, inventory, returning medications that were overstocked or out-of-date or expired, filling prescriptions, patient profile updates, prescription processing, prepackaging medications for group homes or long-term care facilities, receiving medications and maintaining a clean environment, compounding of gels, ointments, creams, and suspensions, taking prescription orders over the telephone from physician's offices, consulting with pharmacist for verification with certain aspects of prescriptions, maintaining patients' HIPAA rights.

Jun 2006 - Feb 2009

Material Handler


Maintained supplies needed at the production line to reach daily production quotas, removed finished goods from line and staged in shipping and receiving prior to shipments, Performed line audits periodically throughout the production run, Entered finished goods into inventory, completed weekly and monthly inventory.


Jun 2012 - Present


National Pharmacy Technician Association
Obtained certifications for Sterile Products and Asceptic Technique, Chemotherapy compounding, and Non-Sterile Compounding certificate courses.  Attended June 18, 2012 to June 22, 2012.
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010

Certificate program

Everest Institute
Learned skills needed to be accurate, efficient, and effective within the Pharmacy and to the Pharmacist and its customers.
Aug 1984 - Jun 1988


Harper Creek High School

Excelled in Chemistry and Biology,  Enjoyed Spanish and Advanced Literature,  Favorite movie in Advanced Literature was "Romeo and Juliet" and "Arsenic and Old Lace".  4-Year Varsity swimmer and was an active member of the Hazeldon and Corp team (brought awareness to the student body of the effects of alcohol and drugs).  Accepted to the State Police Training Academy as a Student Trooper.  64 students accepted in the State of Michigan only 43 graduated.  This sparked my dream of becoming a State Trooper.  Was also a Police Explorer with the Battle Creek Police Department.



Non-sterile compounding

Actively performing non-sterile compounding at Hometown pharmacy. Obtained certification throught the NPTA on June 21 and 22.  Instructor Joshua Cano

Chemotherapy Compounding

Obtained certification throught the NPTA on June 20, 2012.  Instructor Joshua Cano

IV Compounding

IV Compounding - Gained Hometown Pharmacy Certification and obtained certification throught the NPTA on June 18 - 19 through the NPTA. Instructor Joshua Cano

OSHA / HIPAA compliance

Insures patient privacy.  Protects the patient.

Pharmaceutical Calculations

To insure proper dosing according to physicians' orders.  To protect patient from receiving too little of a dose or too much of a dose of medication.  Calculations are authorized by the pharmacist to insure proper calcualtion is used.

Asceptic Techniques

To insure the sterility, absence of microorganisms, during compounding of any substance or mixture.  To insure cross contamination while performing task.  To insure the safety of self and other employees working in the environment.  Will be acquiring certification through the NPTA in Houston, TX in 2012.


Getting updates on new or current medications.  Reading materials related to continued education in the field of Pharmaceuticals.  Researching alternative medications.  Gardening - I enjoy growing vegetables and herbs for cooking and canning in the fall.

Organizational Affiliations

National Pharmacy Technician Association - NPTA (2 years)


ACHIEVER:  Work gives life a sense of responsibility.  Use of equipment and tools enhances efficiency.  Diligence is rewarded. Through vivid examples, graphic illustrations, or useful materials allows knowledge to be passed on easily.  Reaching goals allows for even greater purpose.

ADAPTABILITY:  Possesses great flexibility. Requests and problems are dealt with as soon as they are learned of.  Each day offers its own surprise.  Today will take care of itself because tomorrow will bring its own demands, worries, concerns, and opportunities.  Go with the flow but still accomplish the goals you have in mind as efficiently and as effectively as possible.

DELIBERATIVE:  Earnest, Solemn, and Businesslike.  Serious care is taken in the decision making process and obstacles are anticipated.

RELATOR:  Happy when continually busy.  Efficiency requires using time, energy, effort, or talents wisely and continually improving. Accountability for actions and words.  Enjoy close relationships in the work environment and find deep satisfaction in working hard with others to achieve goals.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Take psychological ownership of what is said will get done.  Committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.  Expectations are set higher for self than what others expect.

Belief statements

"No problem is too big to overcome and no mountain is too high to climb if it means an open door to OPPORTUNITY."

"You cannot be anything you want to be, but you can be a lot more of who you already are." 

"Your attitude determines your altitude."

"If you take care of the customer, the customer will take care of you."


Detail-oriented, team focused and Nationally certified pharmacy technician offering diversity and excellence in advanced levels of pharmacy skills.  Pursuing career advancement in Infusion or Specialty Pharmacy.

In June of 2012 achieved goal to attend NPTA in Houston, TX completing additional training and obtaining certifications in Sterile compounding and Asceptic Technique, Non-sterile compounding, and Chemotherapy.


Jun 2012 - Present

Non-Sterile Compounding

Jun 2012 - Present


Jun 2012 - Present

Sterile Products and Asceptic Technique

Dec 2010 - Mar 2013

Certified Pharmacy Technician

PTCB - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Oct 2009 - Oct 2011


American Heart Association



Brenda Mott

Paula Crandell

Worked with Mrs. Crandell while she was standing in for Roger Wheaton at the Battle Creek Pharmacy.

Roger Wheaton

Worked under the supervision of Mr. Wheaton while completing the extern portion of the Pharmacy Technician program at Everest Institute.

Marie Mitchell

Instructor of the Pharmacy Technician program at Everest for 3 years prior to my enrollment.  Provided a letter of recommendation upon completion of the program.

Wendi Taplin

Director of the Pharmacy Technician program. 

Angela Paska

Work closely with Angela as her Pharmacy Technician at Hometown on the evening shift.