Staff

Jesse Pike, Jr., BPharm, RPh

Jesse earned his BS in Pharmacy from Chapel Hill in 1971. He served as pharmacist consultant and national marketing director for National Data Corporation prior to returning to the family business and opening Pike’s Pharmacy on Shamrock Drive in Charlotte in 1982. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, immunizations, medication therapy management and Medicare Part D.

When he’s not at the store, Jesse is eating his way around Charlotte and parts beyond with his wife, Elizabeth. When he gets a bit of free time, he can be found checking out all the new techno-gadgets while hiding from his honey-do list!


Jennifer Keller, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, RPh

Jennifer graduated from Wingate University School of Pharmacy with her doctorate in pharmacy in 2008. She is an active preceptor for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2011. Her areas of expertise include geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, diabetes management, medication therapy management and hypertension management. Jennifer is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) as well as a board certified geriatric pharmacist (BCGP).

Jennifer lives with her husband, Steve and their misfit herd of horses in Midland, NC. When they aren’t working, Jennifer and Steve are happy to be making a trip to Cabarrus Creamery in their ’55 Chevy pickup or playing in the dirt.


Sarah Miller Hendricks, PharmD, RPh

Sarah Miller graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with her doctorate in pharmacy in 2017. She completed one of her clinical pharmacy rotations at Pike’s and fell in love with its team and customers, so she is thrilled to be able to return as a full-time pharmacist. She has lived in Charlotte since 2000, when she moved from Mississippi with her parents and younger brother.

In her free time, Sarah Miller enjoys trying out new restaurants in and around Charlotte, baking sweet treats for her friends and family, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.


Katherine McCorkle, BSPharm, RPh

Katherine earned her BS in Pharmacy from UNC Chapel Hill in 1993. She earned her PharmD from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient hospital pharmacy and nursing home consulting. Her areas of expertise include asthma, COPD, diabetes, immunization, and medication management.

Katherine and her husband enjoy traveling and attending their children’s sporting events.


Danielle Blindt, CPhT

Danielle is a nationally certified pharmacy technician with over 20 years experience. She moved from New York to North Carolina in 2005 where she escaped a “chain” drug store and has worked at Pike’s ever since. Danielle lives in Indian Trail where she and her husband raise an energetic 6 year old son and 3 dogs.


Ana Araguz, CPhT

Ana Araguz has been at Pike’s for nearly 7 years. She came to work right out of high school and became a nationally certified pharmacy technician in 2011. Cashiering at Pike’s was her first position but she is now an integral part of the team handling the majority of the work done with our Pike’s Pass Pack robot, Simon.

Ana is enrolled at UNCC where she is working toward her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, so, when she’s not at Pike’s she is working on schoolwork. When Ana’s not all wrapped up in some kind of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her 6 year old daughter and fiancée.


Jenny Araguz, CPhT

Jenny is currently a student at CPCC where she is studying to become a dental hygienist. She started in the Pike’s family as a cashier while a junior in high school. Since graduation, she had the opportunity to study for and become a nationally certified pharmacy technician. Jenny loves working behind the scenes.  “Anyone who works here at Pike’s or is a customer can say this is family because they’ve become my family.”


Lee Kastner, CPhT

Lee is a nationally certified pharmacy technician with more than 10 years experience. Her family recently started a new journey, moving to Charlotte from Alabama. She is happily married to her husband, Mike, and has 3 beautiful daughters. Lee’s favorite thing about working here at Pike’s is getting to know and take care of all of our customers.


Elena Lagraba

Elena has been part of the Pike’s family for 18 years in many different roles. Most of you know her as the friendly face at the cash register. Elena has 3 grown sons and lives with her Schnauzer, Baby. Elena keeps the front end running and keeps us all straight as our pharmacy mama.


Anthony Espinal

Anthony came to Pike’s in a roundabout way. He was doing brickwork when he met Mr. Pike. Fresh out of high school, Anthony was nervous about working at the pharmacy. You may have even seen his hands shaking those first few weeks! With help from his Pike’s family, his confidence has grown and you will now recognize him as one of the voices that answers the phone when you call. When Anthony isn’t zipping around the pharmacy he works on improving his artwork and enjoying karaoke night with his family.


Emory Rushing

Emory is our delivery guru and Pike’s ambassador. He makes daily deliveries to the neighborhood as well as the facilities that we serve.