Our Team


Owner: Gary Holst

Gary is a farmer and rancher, and he loves to hunt and fish. He started the Holst Pharmacy in downtown Tonganoxie, and a few years ago he built our current pharmacy and adjacent offices.


Pharmacist-In-Charge: Ross Holst, PharmD

Ross is a KU School of Pharmacy graduate from 2009. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy. He loves to hunt and fish. He grew up in a family of pharmacists and says his parents were always discussing the topic as far back as he can remember. He started working in the pharmacy when he was 15 and has done it for 20 years now. Ross loves helping people and tries his hardest to provide whatever assistance he can offer cheaper alternatives, recommending lifestyle changes, or hunting down coupons for eligible patients. He loves this community and is happy to follow in his father’s footsteps serving our area. He is also an avid KU fan.


Relief Pharmacist: Vicki Holst

Vicki is a relief pharmacist and Ross's mother. She loves being with her family and friends. She is always happy to give us a hand when we need it.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician: Theresa Laffery

Theresa is a National and State Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is a Professor at Allen County Community College. She is married to a Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard. Her 200lb Great Dane/Mastiff is a Service Dog. She loves antiques and remodeling homes.


Certified Pharmacy Technician: Christina Warmoth

Christina is a State and National Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is the Mother of twin sons, and enjoys watching comedy shows, hiking, gardening and cooking. This year, 2018, marks her ninth anniversary with us!


Pharmacy Technician: Kaylee Lowe

Kaylee is a State Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is finishing her senior year at Tonganoxie High School. She is involved in band, powerlifting, science Olympiad, and HOSA at her school. She has both a black and yellow Labrador and a cat. She loves chocolate and to learn.


Pharmacy Technician: Maddie Asmus

Maddie is a second year college student. She attended KU her first year and is now attending Johnson County Community College. She is studying nursing. She was born in Nebraska but has lived in Tonganoxie since second grade. She loves all animals and spends most of her time hanging out with her family, friends, and boyfriend.


Customer Service: Karen Andrews

Karen is a retired OB/GYN nurse. She has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She enjoys helping others so she came out of retirement to work here at the Medicine Store. She is a widow and has 3 boys and 5 grandkids. Karen likes NASCAR, the Royals, the Chiefs, and of course she's a Rock-Chalk Jayhawk fan.


Relief Pharmacist: Bailey Schowengerdt

Bailey graduated from UMKC's School of Pharmacy in 2015 with a PharmD. She loves working in the community pharmacy and also works at our Missouri location.

While she enjoyed playing volleyball through college, she and her husband now love to spend time going to the gym together, taking their dog on walks, and getting outside any chance they get when the weather is warm.


Pharmacy Clerk: Kim Korver

She loves the Kansas city Royals, Kansas City Chief’s and K State. She is an animal lover, especially dogs. She graduated K State with a BS in Business and Computer Science. She has been a software analyst for most of her career. Since retiring she found herself wanting to interact and help people again so we are lucky enough to have her many years of expertise here with us.

Delivery Driver: Bob Hunter

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