STAFF PHARMACIST: LAURA WARD
Laura graduated in 2013 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She started volunteering at First Choice Pharmacy for Jill back in 2006 and fell in love with the small town community pharmacy setting. Laura grew up in Arlington Minnesota so she was used to living and working in a smaller community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, playing volleyball, and lifting weights. Laura works at both the Gaylord and Jordan Locations.
CERTIFIED TECH: TRISTAN JURAN
Tristan grew up in small town Oakes, ND. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Microbiology from NDSU in 2015 and her Associate’s for Certified Pharmacy Technician from NDSCS in 2016. She worked as a certified technician at Linson Pharmacy in Fargo, ND for 3 years before moving to Belle Plaine, MN and joining our team at our Jordan location in June of 2019. Tristan appreciates working in a small
community pharmacy setting since patients are provided with valued customer care. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining and socializing with family and friends and cheering on the NDSU Bison.
STAFF PHARMACIST: MONICA STROH
Monica received her Pharm D degree from the University of Minnesota in 1998 after interning at an independently owned pharmacy in Anoka. Monica has been a part of the Jordan community since 2003 and was already a member of the Jordan Pharmacy staff when First Choice took over in 2014. Monica has 3 children and 2 dogs that keep her busy. When she does get a little free time she enjoys reading, photography and travel. Monica is the Pharmacist in Charge at our Jordan location.
STAFF PHARMACIST: MATT KELLY
My name is Matt Kelly and I graduated with my Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2011 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jill gave me my first opportunity as a Pharmacist the summer I graduated working at her Gaylord location part-time until I took a full-time position with Pamida Pharmacy in St. James, MN. I was promoted to pharmacist manager at Shopko Pharmacy in Glencoe in the summer of 2012 and worked at that location for 5 years. Growing up in small town Comfrey Minnesota, I have always appreciated and enjoyed local hometown values and services. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work again in an independent store that will allow me to care for the health an well-being of its customers to the best of my abilities. When I am not at work, you can find me spending time with my wife and daughter, hunting and fishing, working in the yard and cheering on the Minnesota sports teams.
OWNER PHARMACIST: JILL REINHARDT
Jill is a 1994 Graduate from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. After training and working in both clinical and corporate pharmacies such as St. Peter Regional Treatment Center and Health Partners. Jill found the community pharmacy setting was her passion. Having been raised in LeSueur Minnesota, she enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and personal service of an independent community pharmacy. Jill pursued an opportunity to open her first local community pharmacy in Gaylord in 2005 and the Henderson telepharmacy location in 2006. Seeing a need for a community pharmacy in Jordan, Mn. Jill opened a First Choice Pharmacy location there in 2014. Now in 2017 First Choice Pharmacy will be opening a 4th location in Belle Plaine. Jill resides in LeSueur, and when not working she enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, golfing, running and tennis.