A Sacramento native and 2006 Doctor of Pharmacy Graduate from University of the Pacific, John hopes to carry on in the tradition of the independent pharmacists who served in the Land Park neighborhood before him.



Michelle Cohan Ortego was raised in Sacramento, Ca. Michelle attended CSUS and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 1996. Longing for a career in the world of health and beauty Michelle switched directions and received a license as an esthetician in 1998.

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Alex Cavalari - Pharm.D.

Alex is also a Sacramento native, and loves working at Parkside in Land Park because of the rich history. He is proud to follow family tradition as a third-generation pharmacist, always saying "I was born in pharmacy". Alex tries to balance his extracurricular time in his passions - youth ministry, pie baking, hunting, fishing and the great outdoors!



Marla Dickson is our Medical Aesthetician. Always having great passion for skincare, she has worked in the Medical field for 15 years. Areas include; Dermatology and Plastic Surgery.


Anna Carrel – CPhT

Anna started her pharmacy career in 2007 after receiving her pharmacy technician certificate from Boston Reed College in Redding, CA where she was born and raised. After working in the salon industry for a few years, she found her way back to pharmacy, and began working at Parkside in 2014. “I truly appreciate the friendly, family-like environment in which we work at Parkside. We take true concern for our customers and each other’s wellbeing.” Anna works on both the retail and compounding side of the pharmacy. When she is not at Parkside, Anna enjoy spending time outdoors and with her husband and their “fur babies”.


Eric Sanderson – CPhT

Eric started as a pharmacy clerk in 2005 at the old Land Park Pharmacy and has been working in pharmacy ever since. He completed his BA in Journalism at Sacramento State and became a Certified Pharmacy Technician in 2010. His favorite part about working in the pharmacy field is “helping to take care of our customers’ health and well-being”. Eric is also an accomplished filmmaker in his spare time.


Amber Dambacher – CPhT

Amber became a licensed Pharmacy Technician in 2011 and left the chain pharmacy in 2014 to begin work at Parkside. She came with work experience in both laboratory and restaurant industries. Her favorite thing about working at Parkside is the focus on “community and customer care”. Amber is a bit of a foodie and another of her passions is rooting on the San Francisco Giants!


Stephanie Farnworth – CPhT

Stephanie did a technician externship at Parkside in 2010 and was hired on immediately after its completion. Stephanie is our Quality Assurance 0fficer, which makes her responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in Charge with making sure the entire compounding process adheres to the standards detailed in the policies and procedures mandated for PCAB Accreditation. She enjoys compounding “because it gives me the opportunity to continuously learn new and better ways to serve our clients”. When not at work, she is busy with her 2 children and Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and dance rehearsals.


Jenni Kroplin – Director of Marketing

Jenni has been in sales and marketing in the Sacramento area since 2009. In 2010 Jenni graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Jenni is a third generation Land Parkian. She says, “Working at Parkside has given me an opportunity to build relationships with our customers, long-time neighborhood residents, and partners in the professional community.”

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