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Dr. Tim Mullins


Tim graduated from Samford School of Pharmacy (now McWhorter) in 1987 and continued studying there for his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2000. He has enjoyed being a pharmacist, and specifically serving the Bessemer area for the past 27 years. Tim also had the opportunity of working on Samford’s pharmacy school staff placing students into rotation sites to train under “preceptor” pharmacists. In 2008, Tim, along with his wife, Sondra, were blessed with the opportunity to open Hometown Pharmacy Services in Bessemer. Here he is able to serve the community as a pharmacist, as well as working as a preceptor for McWhorter pharmacy students, passing on his love for the profession.

When not at the pharmacy, Tim enjoys fishing with his wife, singing in his church choir, and visiting with his three grown children.


Sondra Mullins

Office Manager

Meet Sondra, our office manager and co-founder of Hometown Pharmacy in Bessemer. With a degree in vocal performance from Samford’s School of Music, Sondra's passion for singing has led her to participate in church ministries and missions.

Her journey with her husband, Tim, has been filled with diverse adventures, from rearing their three wonderful children to establishing and running Twisters Basketball Club, a program that helps kids win college scholarships. Sondra has always enjoyed working alongside her husband, and together they have ventured into new territories.

At Hometown Pharmacy, Sondra has been able to connect with patients and their families, building lasting relationships within the community. When she is not in the office, Sondra values the opportunity to meet and interact with people on a personal level, making each day at the pharmacy an opportunity to connect with others.


Dr. John Soldner, PharmD, RPh


John graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2019. He then completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Genomic Medicine at UAB followed by Medical School and UAB Heersink School of Medicine where is currently a 2nd Year, MD-Candidate. His professional career includes 9 years of active-duty service as a United States Marine, including 3 combat tours to Afghanistan and Iraq. His healthcare experience is in community pharmacies, Opioid dependence recovery as the Pharmacist in Charge of the Chilton County Treatment Center, and biomedical science research and development with UAB’s Department of Genetics, Southern Research, and Accdon LLC. He greatly enjoys the opportunity to be actively involved in the health and wellbeing of the patients who patron Hometown Pharmacy Services and throughout the community.

Outside of the pharmacy he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 year old son, as well as playing guitar, and travel, and sampling the good foods of Birmingham.


Lisa Wagnon

Front End Manager

Lisa is the mother of four wonderful grown children. She is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, but cheers for Alabama. She loves to meet and greet the customers at Hometown and always makes them feel at home.


Tyler Herring

Pharmacy Intern


Julie Childs

Pharmacy Technician

Julie Childs is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and a graduate of Mercer University with a degree in Chemistry. She is married to Alex Childs and has twin girls and a son. Julie loves traveling with her family, hiking, and camping. She also enjoys cooking and sewing. She is involved in church in Sunday School leadership and in the choir.


Becca Parker

Pharmacy Technician

Hi, I’m Becca! I’m currently a freshman in college, and I have been a proud employee of Hometown Pharmacy for almost two years now! My love for the medical field, helping others, and my time at Hometown has inspired me to work towards my very own PharmD. When I’m not working or studying I enjoy laying outside listening to music, reading, or making jewelry.


Abby Huffman

Pharmacy Technician


Melani Keeton

Pharmacy Technician


Layla Sides

Pharmacy Technician

Apart from being on the verge of heading to college, Layla has a deep passion for playing her flute. She takes great joy in showering her friends and family with thoughtful gifts, whether they're handmade or store-bought. Additionally, she's always willing to lend a helping hand whenever someone is in need.


Nyeedra Davis

Pharmacy Technician


Marilyn Jackson




Front-End Cashier

Meet Serenadee, a proud native of Birmingham, Alabama. Holding a Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Tuskegee University, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. As our friendly front-end cashier, Serenadee takes great pleasure in building strong connections with our valued customers and delivering exceptional customer service.

Beyond her professional achievements, Serenadee cherishes her close-knit family, including her twin sister and brother. During her leisure time, she indulges in her passions for photography, makeup artistry, and exploring new destinations through travel. Nothing brings her more joy than spending quality moments with her loved ones.

At Hometown Pharmacy, Serenadee's warm personality and dedication ensure that you'll always have a pleasant and welcoming experience. Feel free to strike up a conversation with her or seek assistance – she's here to make your visit memorable and fulfilling. Discover the difference that Serenadee and our caring team can make for your health and well-being.


Lauren Huffman