About Us

Dan Scales, Pharm. D
Owner/Founder

After graduating in 2007 from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, Dan packed up and headed to Denver. Over the last 6 years he has worked with a large chain, managing a number of locations in a variety of environments – from slow suburban neighborhoods to downtown on the 16th Street Mall. In the past 2 years, Dan has been managing a location on Colfax Ave. near City Park and driving community involvement around Denver. He has identified a need for a locally owned store that can offer a level of service that larger pharmacy chains just can’t match, especially amongst our HIV+ community.

Scales’ Pharmacy is a dream years in the making; Dan is humbled and grateful to the community and the friends, family and staff that are making it happen.

Natalie Nix, Pharm. D.
Director of Onsite Services

Natalie also graduated from Butler University in 2007.  She moved to Denver in 2008 and has since spent time managing pharmacies in both the community/retail setting as well as outpatient clinic setting.  Most recently, she managed a pharmacy within a closed network infectious disease clinic that was primarily HIV+ patients.  She is anxious to bring excellent patient care and disease state management into the community and provide a service unlike anywhere else.

Natalie loves spending time outdoors, enjoying the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband, their daughter, and their two dogs.

Kevin Traphagan, CPhT
Lead Specialty Technician

Kevin was born here in Denver, Colorado, and he absolutely loves this beautiful state. He was raised by self employed parents who understand the meaning of hard work and reputation.

Kevin attended Westminster High School, and went on to Pima Medical Institute to obtain his Pharmacy Technician Certification in 2004. He has had many different jobs in the past, but his career in pharmacy has certainly been the most interesting, as well as the most rewarding. After 10 years in the retail setting, Kevin is excited to start serving our patients and the community in a unique and distinct way.

Kevin believes our customers and providers will agree that our top notch service and dedication to excellence will make Scales Pharmacy truly stand apart from the rest.

Nicole Watts
Pharmacy Technician

Nicole grew up in Georgia and has lived in Colorado for 17 years. She started out in pharmacy at a local independent drug store, then worked for a nationwide retail company for over 10 years as a certified pharmacy technician specializing in compounding medications.

She has always enjoyed working in a neighborhood pharmacy environment and wants to focus her career in a pharmacy that offers personalized patient care.

From riding the slopes in the winter to roughing it outdoors in the summer, Nicole and her husband love living in Colorado.

Megan Lipp
Pharmacist

Megan is origionally from the north east coast. After earning her bachelors of science from James Madison University, she moved to Colorado for the mountains and never looked back. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 2015. Before and throughout pharmacy school she worked in independent and compounding pharmacies in both rural mountain towns and Denver. Since graduation she has continued to work in these settings as well as in hospice. Megan enjoys being involved in pharmacy legislation and national community pharmacy organizations.

Her favorite aspect of independent pharmacy
is having the opportunity to offer specialized
care to each member of the
community. Megan loves spending time in
nature, skiing, hiking and practicing yoga in
the park.