About Us

Welcome to Durango's Only Locally-Owned Pharmacy

At Rivergate Pharmacy and Compounding Center, our dedicated team of pharmacists and technicians strive to enhance the health and well-being of our customers by providing compassionate and attentive service. Rivergate Pharmacy opened in 2005. It was then purchased by Lori Kearney, RPh, in April of 2010 out of her passion to provide personalized care and expertise in a professional and welcoming environment. We support community businesses, carry locally-made products and offer the largest variety of services of any pharmacy in our area:

Your Medications:

We offer several options to help make your life a little easier:

  • As Durango’s only compounding pharmacy, we can customize a medication to your provider’s exact specifications.
  • Sign up for our auto-refill program or pick up all of your refills at the same time each month with our convenient No-Wait Refills program.
  • We can also help you manage your prescriptions with special packaging, organizing the doses by date and time in sealed, individual easy-open pouches.
  • Your prescriptions can be personally delivered as part of our free delivery service.
  • Receive text, email or phone notification when your prescription is ready.

Some of our unique healthcare services include:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy consultations with a certified HRT specialist
  • Pharmacogenetic testing
  • Free Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and health topic videos
  • Free vitamins for kids
  • Our own brand of high-quality, pharmaceutical grade vitamins and dietary supplements
  • Immunizations
  • Antioxidant testing

So stop by and say hello! Browse our selection of gifts and products, have a cup of tea and bring your list of questions. Let our staff help you find solutions to your healthcare needs.

Meet Our Staff


Lori Kearney, RPh, Owner / Pharmacy Manager

Lori Kearney is a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and has been a practicing pharmacist in the local community since 1986. She purchased Rivergate Pharmacy in 2010 out of her passion to provide personalized care and expertise in a professional and welcoming environment. Lori is the face of Rivergate Pharmacy; people love to come in and talk with her, and her voice is recognized around town from her frequent radio spots.


Renee, PharmD, Pharmacist

Renee is originally from Savannah, GA and relocated to Durango in 2012 with her husband. She has practiced pharmacy in corporate retail, infusion pharmacy, and now community/compounding pharmacy. On her days off Renee enjoys being outside exploring our beautiful slice of heaven.


Jon, PharmD, Pharmacist

Jon is our newest licensed Pharmacist at Rivergate Pharmacy. He's a Durango native, having lived here his entire life except for the 6 years that he was away at school. He is a proud Pharm D graduate of UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, one of the top-ranked pharmacy schools in the country. Jon is married with a 1 year old son and a ‘zoo’ of 2 dogs and 2 cats. He’s happy to return to his roots here in Durango, and in his free time he enjoys playing golf, biking, skiing, tubing and hanging out with his family. Jon's favorite part of his job is utilizing his knowledge to help people, and giving back to Durango, the community where he was raised.


Aaron, Sales Associate

Aaron joined Rivergate Pharmacy in 2019. He is originally from Denver, Colorado and graduated from Farmington High School in 2000. Aaron is a Fort Lewis College student, and his hobbies include cello, piano, and playing the organ within his local community arts & music project.


Celeste, Sales Associate, Accounting/Deliveries

Celeste has lived in Durango for over 30 years and attended Fort Lewis College. She has worked at Rivergate Pharmacy since 2010. She enjoys organizing the Project Merry Christmas event each year. Our team adopts two families and we have a wrapping party to giftwrap what we’ve purchased for them.


Shade, Certified Compounding Technician / CPhT

Shade is one of our Compounding Technicians in the compounding lab, and has been with the Rivergate Pharmacy team since 2022. He's a graduate of Fort Lewis College, obtaining his degree in Cellular Molecular Biology. Originally from Taos, New Mexico, Shade enjoys whitewater kayaking and whitewater surfing, as well as cross-country mountain biking in his free time. What Shade enjoys most about his job is getting into a good flow and rhythm with his work when preparing our compounded formulations.


Nevin, Certified Compounding Technician / CPhT

Nevin is a Compounding Tech in our compounding lab and has been with us at Rivergate Pharmacy since 2022. Having grown up in North Carolina, he became acquainted with Southwest Colorado as a youngster when his family visited the area. Nevin moved to Durango to join us at Rivergate Pharmacy last year and has been working and enjoying life here ever since! In his spare time, he likes riding his motorcycle, going to music shows and hiking. What Nevin likes most about his job is making customized formulations, as well as the individualized care that we provide to our customers and patients.


Jordyn, Certified Pharmacy Techician / CPhT and Compounding Technician

Jordyn is a certified Pharmacy Technician and Compounding Technician, and has been with us at Rivergate since the spring of 2023. Born and raised in Albuquerque, she's worked in the Pharmacy industry for over 7 years. She recently moved to Durango with her husband and 2 boys to enjoy living and raising her family in Southwest Colorado. This proved to be a great decision, as Jordyn and her family all love fishing, hunting, lake kayaking and hanging out together in their free time. Besides working in the compounding lab, the thing that Jordyn enjoys most about her job is learning about the broad range of medications available on the retail side of the pharmacy, as there's so much to learn.


Danelle, Certified Pharmacy Technician / CPhT

Danelle has been an integral part of Rivergate Pharmacy since 2020. As one of our Pharmacy Techs, she works hard to keep things flowing behind the counter with our patients’ prescription fulfillment. In her spare time, Danelle enjoys hiking and going to the hot springs with her family.


Grace, Operations Manager

Grace joined Rivergate in the summer of 2021 and currently works in an administrative role as our Operations Manager. Grace has been practicing pharmacy since 2017 and is nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), as well. She has a passion for helping others, and truly enjoys every aspect of the world of Pharmacy. She is always striving to learn more and continue her education. Grace's family is her world, and her hobbies include reading, cleaning & organizing, oil painting & gardening.