Our Team of Pharmacists
Tyler – Pharmacist
Tyler grew up in rural Eastern Washington in the small town of Oakesdale. Tyler spent most of his school years working on a wheat farm in Oakesdale. After high school Tyler attended Walla Walla Community College where he played baseball for two years and completed his Associate of Arts degree; he then transferred to Washington State University where he completed his Bacholers degree in Biology. He attended Washington State University College of Pharmacy and graduated in 2013 with his Doctorate of Pharmacy. Tyler married his wife Amy in August of 2014 before taking a position at Vashon Pharmacy in October of 2014. Tyler and Amy moved to the island in March of 2015 and have welcomed 3 daughters to their family since. Tyler and his wife Amy purchased the store in 2017 and are enjoying the small town lifestyle much like where they grew up. In his spare time Tyler loves to golf and is an avid sports fan. He especially enjoys watching his alma mater Washington State.
Steve – Pharmacist
Steve was born in London and raised in the bay area of California. Following high school Steve attended UC Davis before attending the prestigious UC San Francisco College of Pharmacy. Steve began his pharmacy career working for the UCLA medical system before moving to the Seattle area in 1987. It was then that Steve accepted a job with the University of Washington health system where he worked in a variety of pharmaceutical positions including staff pharmacy and managerial positions over his 23 year career. In 2002 Steve moved with his wife Lisa and their three children to Vashon where he continued his career with the University of Washington. After 9 years of commuting by bike Steve decided he wanted to spend more time at home. Much to Steve’s surprise and excitement Vashon Pharmacy had a position available and he began working for Vashon Pharmacy in 2011. Steve calls it his “best career move ever”. Steve loves spending time with his family and spends his spare time hiking, birding, and on the road as an avid cyclist.
Lauren – Pharmacist
Lauren grew up in Lodi, CA her entire life. She attended University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2011. She then moved to Washington to start her career as a Pharmacist with Target where she eventually worked with Tyler. Lauren joined Vashon Pharmacy in the spring of 2018 and brought a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience to help serve our community. Outside of work, Lauren loves spending time with her husband and her dog, wine tasting and traveling.
Molly – Pharmacist
Molly was born and raised in the South Puget Sound. While attending Bellarmine Preparatory School she began her early pharmacy career by working at the independent Cost Less Pharmacy in Fircrest. As her education continued at Washington State University, so did her growth in the pharmacy career. Molly graduated from Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in 2013 with her Doctorate in Pharmacy, alongside her classmate and friend, Tyler Young!
After graduation Molly worked full-time, but continued to feel a calling back to her roots at an independent pharmacy that better served the public. As Molly’s family started to grow, she reconnected with Tyler and had the privilege of joining the Vashon team in 2017, months after the birth of her first daughter. She currently works part-time at Vashon and spends the rest of her time raising her two daughters and spending time with her husband. She is extremely thankful for her pharmacy team and the whole Vashon community that welcomed her in and back to a great career working at this wonderful independent pharmacy.