Adam Ripley, PharmD, RPh, is a co-owner and co-founder of Sona Compounding Pharmacy.
Adam received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000). Upon graduation, he began his career with Eli Lilly and Co doing pharmaceutical sales in the Chapel Hill and Durham, NC area.
By 2004, he returned home to work alongside his father, also a pharmacist, at their family owned and operated Bridge Street Pharmacy in Elkin, NC. It was in Elkin that he found his passion for compounding.
Adam co-founded Ripley Drug Inc in 2008 and acquired Gates Pharmacy in Mt. Airy NC.
In 2012, Adam co-created Ripley Drug and Compounding in Asheville NC to fulfill a need in Western NC for a local compounding only pharmacy.
Ripley grew the compounding business and in 2016 partnered with Todd Tamplin and Dean Clayton to create Sona Compounding Pharmacy. They formed Sona Compounding to provide custom compounding services for Asheville and the surrounding WNC community.
Adam utilized his leadership and managerial skills alongside Todd and Dean’s management, clinical, and regulatory experience to expand and diversify Sona Compounding.
After 10 years, Ripley continues to oversee the operations and growth of Sona Compounding Pharmacy.