Meet Our Staff
Kim is the owner and founder of Kim’s Pharmacy, is a Haywood County native and Jonathan Creek resident with long roots in the area. We have been able to trace our roots back to County Tyrone, Ireland. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy in 1990 and worked for the next 18 years at various pharmacies across Western North Carolina, including Revco in Canton and Hazelwood and Village Pharmacy before opening my own in 2008. I was drawn to pharmacy by my uncle who owned a Medicine Shoppe in Pensacola,Florida. It was either this or veterinarian and I knew I wouldn’t be able to stand seeing animals in pain so pharmacy it was.
I married my high school sweetheart, Jimmy, and my hobbies include travel, photography and gardening.
Little known fact: I did a shark dive in South Africa.
My name is Dakota Allen and I was born and raised in Macon County. I grew up in Franklin, NC where I attended Franklin High School. From there I went on to Western Carolina University in pursuit of my bachelor’s degree in biology. After seeing a number of my own family members and friends enter the healthcare field and how they were able to make an impact into people’s everyday lives I decided to enter the field of pharmacy. Upon graduation from WCU I went on to pursue my doctorate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while attending their satellite campus in Asheville. Right after graduation I started my career at Kmart pharmacy in Waynesville before progressing on to Kim’s Pharmacy. In my free time I love to be doing something outdoors and it’s very likely you can find me on the creek or the lake.
My name is Ashley Droze. I was born in Baltimore, MD but raised in Charleston, SC. I studied Chemistry at the College of Charleston for 3 years before I was accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. After graduating in 2009, I completed a Residency in Community Practice with Kerr Drug and stayed on as adjunct faculty at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. After teaching for one year, I took a full-time position with Publix Pharmacy. My parents retired to Asheville in 2012, so I moved here with my husband and two fur babies 3 years ago and am excited to have become a recent addition to Kim’s team. We love to hike and travel in our spare time and are also both competitive pool players
Hello, I’m Bill Morris and I have been a pharmacist since 1974. I owned my own pharmacy for years, Smith’s Drug Store, complete with soda fountain, compounding and nursing home consulting. I have worked for Kim’s Pharmacy since 2011 and I specialize in “natural” pharmacy using herbs, vitamins and lifestyle changes in a functional medicine approach to look at the root cause of illness and help the body heal itself. I have been married to my wife, Neese, for 50 years. We have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I absolutely love what I do and invite you to make an appointment with me for a Wellness Consult.
Laura grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and has been a Waynesville resident since 2007. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2004. After working at Haywood Community College for 5 years, she decided to go to pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina satellite campus in Asheville. Laura has been a pharmacist since 2017 and joined Kim’s Pharmacy in 2021. She is married to John and has two children, Susan and Wiley. She enjoys camping, skiing, swimming, and spending time with her family.
Danielle Snyder is one of our pharmacy technicians. She received her national certification in 2010 and has been with Kim’s Pharmacy since its inception in 2008. Danielle is the back manager and is responsible for not only filling prescriptions but also coordinating staffing, inventory control and much more. She even has her own fan club here at the pharmacy.
Her hobbies include reading and hanging out with her furbies – Jake, Bella and Toby.
Robin is our compounding technician. She is the one responsible for making all of our compounds per the prescriber’s order. She is a Haywood County native and has been a technician since 1995 and with Kim’s Pharmacy since its inception in 2008. She obtained her compounding training from PCCA (Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America) and has attended special training in veterinary compounding at Sea World in San Diego. She is married and has one daughter, Grace, who also works at Kim’s Pharmacy. She is an Air Fryer extraordinaire and is also in charge of birthday goodies, be it cakes or banana pudding. Only person to ever burn their own eye with a curling iron…true story.
My name is Anne Shelton and I was born in Shelby county Tennessee in 1967. We moved to Guam when I was 6 weeks old and that started our move around the country. In my 50+ years on this planet, I have lived in every state in the United States with the exception of North Dakota and Alaska, both are on my bucket list. I’ve lived in western North Carolina since 1988, with a brief move to Mississippi for a year and a brief 2 years in California and have been a certified pharmacy technician since 2005 off and on. I have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren and have had many varied jobs over the years. When I’m not at work you can probably find me at home playing games on my computer or iPad.
Hi! My name is Alaysia, I am a new employee here at Kim’s who started near the beginning of October. I am 20 years old and just graduated in 2019. I was born and raised here in Waynesville and that shocks people due to the fact that I don’t have a thick southern accent. I’m a natural born singer and a danger when it comes to go kart racing. I’m looking forward to meeting and helping all of you in the best way I can!
My name is Allison and I attend Haywood Community College. I am also a triplet. I love to ride horses and fish in my spare time. I first started at Kim’s Pharmacy through Tuscola and was hired after I graduated in 2019.
My name is Tiffany and I have been a cashier here at Kim’s since December 2021. I was born and raised in Haywood County and I love the mountains. I love animals and when I am not working I love painting and being crafty. I am also an escape room master.