Our Team

With over 70 years of combined industry experience, our leadership team embodies our dedication to the communities and residents we serve. Along with our pharmacists, consultants, technicians, nurses, billing experts, and couriers, they never stop working to improve the care and services we provide 24/7/365.

Mark Boe

President - Sauk Rapids

Mark has a 30-year business and logistics career. He fell in love with pharmacy 13 years ago because of the way service excellence can differentiate your business. Starting Guardian Pharmacy MN in 2011 was the best decision of his business career. He is blessed with a great team and fantastic group of customers.

Casey Halcrow

President - Minneapolis

Casey is a pharmacist, father, operations geek and novice bathroom remodeler. He is also president of the new Guardian of Minneapolis. Casey’s worked with an outstanding team at Guardian’s St. Cloud location and is excited to build on that energy in the Twin Cities.

Tim Magarian

Director of Operations

Tim began his career with the Veterans Administration in Fargo, N.D. and Minneapolis, Minn. He worked in community pharmacy for almost 20 years and was given the opportunity to specialize in IV infusions. Tim is proud to bring his experiences and passion for caring to the Guardian team and our patients served.

Jason Franke

Pharmacist-in-Charge - Sauk Rapids

Jason started his pharmacy career in 1998 and hasn’t looked back. His circuitous route took him from retail (20 years) to home infusion (2 years), and finally to Guardian. He wouldn’t change anything, though, as he’s found a great fit, great culture, great vision and great team.

Edith Chakua

Pharmacist-in-Charge - Minneapolis

Edith fell in love with Long Term Care Pharmacy while doing her rotations in pharmacy school. She has over 2 years of Long-term care experience and is thankful to be a part of the Guardian team. Edith enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her friends.

Jeff Kerr

Business Manager

Jeff left a 34-year career in the grocery industry to join Guardian Pharmacy of Minnesota and hasn’t looked back. He loves serving the internal and external customers of both locations. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and working on house projects when he is not at work.

Michelle Brown

Billing Supervisor - Sauk Rapids

Michelle has worked in long-term care pharmacy for over 20 years. She has been with Guardian since 2018, and it has been one of the best moves in her life! In her free time, she likes to scrapbook, travel with her husband and their families, and take pictures.

Fredericka Leon

Billing Supervisor - Minneapolis

Fredericka, a.k.a. Freddy, has been a pharmacy technician for 15 years in a variety of roles including retail, mail order and insurance. She is excited to be part of Guardian Pharmacy and long term care. Freddy and her husband have two daughters and two cats.

Kevin Nelson

Delivery Supervisor

Kevin has been the delivery supervisor since June of 2018. Prior to his role at Guardian, he was a manager in the circulation department at the St. Cloud Times newspaper for 22 years. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his outdoor hobbies.

Lori Schiller

Fulfillment Supervisor - Sauk Rapids

Lori is a proud wife of 30+ years and mother of four. When she sought to make a career change, she landed in pharmacy, and was later referred to Guardian. She instantly fell in love with the culture of the people and strong servant leadership. In her free time, she likes to sew, garden, and scrapbook.

Vajzeng Lee

Fulfillment Supervisor - Minneapolis

Vajzeng started his pharmacy career 3 years ago and immediately knew he had found a home. By serving residents in the long-term care setting, he feels he is making a difference and truly loves his work. During Minnesota’s cold winter months, Vajzeng enjoys snowboarding.

Moriah Lodermeier

Order Entry Supervisor/Account Manager - Sauk Rapids

Moriah has been in various roles at Guardian since 2015. She enjoys learning new things, a good challenge, and building relationships with new and existing customers. When not at work, she likes spending time at the lake, gardening, and hanging out with her husband and puggle, Chaz.

Joanne Buttz

Order Entry Supervisor - Minneapolis

Joanne has been a pharmacy technician for 30 years. Her career has taken her from retail to compounding, teaching technicians, specialty pharmacy and finally to long term care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her fiancé and organizing play groups for her pug.

Melissa Anderson

Nurse Account Manager

Melissa has 20+ years clinical experience with geriatrics, serving in long-term care and assisted living communities in Minnesota. She has a passion to help and serve others with a focus on education, training, and clinical expertise. Melissa is blessed and thankful to be a small part of a great team.

Karen Szakatits


Karen has been with Guardian Pharmacy since March of 2017. She has been in pharmacy for eight years. Karen is a mother of three, and when not working, she loves to go fishing.

Rich Hauver

Consulting Director

Rich made a second career out of pharmacy due to a desire to help others. With the Guardian team, he has been blessed to continue their mission of service excellence to their patients and customers while expanding pharmaceutical care into resident’s homes.