We are proud to introduce our staff of lifelong Cook County residents, committed to serving your health and wellness needs.

Meet the Staff


Bob has been a retail pharmacist for over 44 years. He owned three retail stores in Iowa for 25 years but spent over 30 years as a Boundary Waters Wilderness guide during the summers. He and wife Elaine live in Tofte and they are committed to serving the needs of all Cook County residents for years to come.

He is the father of 5 children and has raised over 30 foster children over the past 30 years. Bob was honored and humbled to be selected by his peers at the Iowa Pharmacists Association and The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy as the outstanding Community Pharmacist in Iowa over the last quarter century.

Bob has also developed and managed numerous Assisted Living Facilities, Dementia (Alzheimer's) Facilities and Care Centers in Iowa and Colorado and has focused on Pediatric and Geriatric pharmacy.

Bob is thrilled to finish his career at his beloved North Shore of Minnesota.


Elaine Sample is a registered technician and is the owner of Grand Marais Pharmacy. Before becoming a pharmacy technician, Elaine spent most of her career as a beautician and hair stylist as both an owner as an employee of JC Penney Company. Elaine loves cooking and she makes most of the homemade goodies for the Grand Marais pharmacy customers. Her warm smile and friendly attitude will make you feel right at home at the pharmacy.


Angie is our "go to gal" for all the special order needs you may have in the Pharmacy Store. She is also a lifelong resident of Cook County, friendly, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure your health, wellness and product needs are taken care of efficiently.

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