Chris Waller joined the BCPhA Board of Directors in September 2015. He is the pharmacist/owner of Lakeside Medicine Centre Pharmacy in Kelowna.
Chris was born and raised in Kelowna and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1998.
He was brought up in the pharmacy industry and his father Ron Waller opened Lakeside Clinical Pharmacy (now called Lakeside Medicine Centre) in 1973. When he turned 16, Chris started working for his father doing deliveries, filling prescriptions and working in the home health-care department.
He enjoyed this work as it allowed him to interact with people and help solve their problems. Therefore, after some uncertainty during college, it seemed natural to return to the pharmacy industry. While Chris was a student he worked as an assistant at Lakeside Clinical Pharmacy and then later became a co-owner of the pharmacy with his father.
He is a registrant of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Chris is particularly interested in the many aspects of compounding, HIV treatments and the new developments in Hepatitis C treatments.
A self-confessed fitness nut, he spends a lot of his spare time training for triathlons or marathons. As well as running and cycling, Chris also enjoys golf, downhill and cross country skiing and working in his garden.