Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Brad Carlson President and General Manager

Brad Carlson graduated from Washington State University in 1975. After spending many years in the computer business as a sales person and sales manager, he joined the family business in 1987. Currently he is the company President and General Manager, as well as a licensed Funeral Director.

Brad has been actively involved in many outside activities and organizations over the years. He is Past President of the Columbia River Cougar Club, and still enjoys supporting the Cougars in various activities, especially attending football games. He is also Past President of the Washington Interment Association, now called the Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He is the Past President of the Vancouver Executives Association. Also, he served for 11 years on the Washington State Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Cemetery Board, as appointed by the Governor, and was elected to the Chair position of that board. Additionally, Brad is past Chair of the Board of the Association of Washington Business, which is a statewide business lobbying group with over 8,500 members. Currently he is serving on the boards of the Historic Trust, Riverview Community Bank, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, Identity Clark County and the Washington State University Foundation.

Brad has been a member of Royal Oaks Country Club since 1999 and joys golfing as much as he can. He has been married to his wonderful wife Mary since 1978, and they have shared a working relationship since 1987. Brad and Mary are very proud of the fact that their daughters, Lindsay and Megan, are now involved in the business extending the family interest in the company to the third generation.

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Lindsay Fisher Vice President of Administration

Lindsay has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since February 2006. She attended LaSalle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon. In 2003 she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Hospitality Business Management and a second degree is Business Management. She has been a licensed Funeral Director since August 2012.  

Lindsay enjoys traveling, concerts and spending time with her friends and family. She is involved in many community service activities and various boards and committees. Lindsay has been married to her husband, P.J., since 2005 and together they have two sons.

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Megan Carlson Field Vice President of Crematory Operations

Megan has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since June 2005.  Along with her sister, Lindsay, she is the third generation to work at EMG.  She earned her Funeral Director's license in 2007 and is Vice President of Crematory Operations.  

Megan was born and raised in Vancouver and still lives in Clark County. She is married and has two children. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

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Mary Carlson Administration

Mary is a 1975 graduate of Washington State University. She joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory in 1987 and works in the business office as Administrative Assistant to her husband, and General Manager, Brad Carlson. Mary receives great joy and satisfaction from working with the families that she serves. She loves to spend time with her family, reading, walking and relaxing in Central Oregon.

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Will Carlson

Willard J. Carlson Chairman of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory passed away July 3, 2010.  His legacy will live on at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory through the many lives he touched. 

He learned the cemetery business as General manager of two large cemeteries in Spokane, Washington in the 1960's.  He also spent time working with several small mining companies, as well as for the railroad.  During that time he served two terms as PTA President and two terms as President of Kiwanis.

His eldest son, Brad, is President and General Manager of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  He also has a son Kelly of Redmond, Washington and a daughter Celeste of Vancouver, WA.  His wife Norma is active in the community.  Will and Norma have 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

During WWII Will enlisted in the Army Air Corp (later the US Air Force) and was airplane commander of the heaviest bomber at that time, the B-24 Liberator and flew 40 missions in the South Pacific as squadron and group leader.  He was recognized with the Air Medal and five Oak Leaf Clusters.

Will graduated from a business college in Spokane, Washington and the University of Washington in economics and business.  He was a two term President of the Washington Cemetery Association and two term member of the Washington State Cemetery Board appointed by Governor Dan Evans. 

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Scott Bowen Funeral Home Manager

Scott has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since September 2007.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  Scott is a 1995 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education.  He started his career in Funeral service in 1991 and has worked in many communities around the state of Washington, Priest River, ID and Ketchikan, AK.

Scott is a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.  He has two daughters, Olivia and Madison, and wife Norma and two grandchildren.  Scott is huge Oakland Raiders (Las Vegas) fan and he enjoys hunting fishing, camping, hiking and the great outdoors.  In the summer of 2009 he climbed to the summit of Mt. St. Helens!  He enjoys serving the families of Vancouver and Clark County at a difficult time. 

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Heather Ransom Office Manager

Heather Ransom joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory in July 2009.  She was born in California and raised in Vancouver.  She graduated from Fort Vancouver High School and attended Clark College.  She has over 27 years of customer service experience.  

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Ann Hall Administration/Bookkeeper

Ann has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since January 2000. She was born and raised in Vancouver attending Fort Vancouver High School and Clark College. She works in the business office in administration as the bookkeeper.

She has two grown sons, (4) granddaughters and a great grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, reading and is a member of Living Hope Church.

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April Sistoni Funeral Director

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Ariel Lorance Funeral Director

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Ashlinn Bartocci Funeral Director

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Becky Pfeifer Administration

Becky has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory as a Funeral Home Administrative Assistant since October 2006. She was born in Seattle, raised in Ridgefield and attended Ridgefield High School..

Becky enjoys working in her yard, carpentry, traveling, fishing, clamming and camping.  Most of all she loves spending time with her four children and four wonderful grandchildren. 

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Brenda McKay Hospitality Hostess

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Daniel Ridenour Family Service Counselor

Daniel has been serving families with Evergreen Memorial Gardens since December 2018. He’s been in the Cemetery and Funeral profession in Family Services since May 2009. He completed his undergrad studies in 1999 from Multnomah University and his graduate studies in 2005 from Saint Martin’s University.

Daniel spends family time with his children and grandchildren, and enjoys travel, motorcycling, sports, and outdoor activities. He’s a member of Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church.

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Dee Schoene Administration

Dee joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens on July 6, 2021 after 25 years in the medical field. She and her husband have lived on their sailboat for the last 9 years. She enjoys hanging out with my family and friends, sailing and traveling...especially abroad.

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Devyn Haley Intern Funeral Director

Devyn was born in Portland, Oregon and joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in 2021, Devyn has always had a passion to help others. Putting herself through college right out of highschool while working as an in-home caregiver, her kindness transpired into becoming a funeral director and serving families in need. She is truly passionate about her job and loves providing families all the support she can give. She looks forward to completing her internship and furthering her career/experience as a funeral director.

In her free time, she loves cooking, drawing, painting, going on adventures, peaceful retreats, night drives and spending time with her family.

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Erin Chavez Administration

Erin Chavez joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in August 2021. Erin was borned and raised in Vancouver, WA, attending Hudson's Bay High School and Clark Community College. In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

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Kelsie Drake Funeral Director

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Jenn Tuerk Intern Funeral Director

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Lo Derrick Death Certificate Courier

Lo Derrick was born and raised in Laguna Beach, CA and graduated High School in 2016. Being an only child, Lo and his mother traveled a lot and he would like to travel more someday. He makes plenty room for his family and friends and loves seeing new places. He moved to Vancouver, WA after High School to be closer to extended family.

After working in Customer Service and as a Receptionist for 7+ years, Lo joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens as the Death Certificate Courier in search of a new position with value. He has a newfound passion within his new job and wishes to pursue studies and continue working in the Death Care profession.

Lo enjoys horror movies, boating, reading, wine -tasting.  Most of all he loves taking trips to the beach!

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Mary Junkman Hospitality Hostess

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Nathan Pace Community Service Counselor

Nathan joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2019 relocating from Redmond, WA.  When not meeting with and taking care of families onsite, he ventures out to help build relationships in the community through multiple avenues including Assisted Living & Memory Care facilities, Elder Care and Estate Planning attorneys as well as Guardianship providers.

In his free time Nathan likes to explore outdoors with his K-9, attempt to get lost for the day on his motorcycle, or be firmly planted in a seat at Lumen Field for a Seattle Seahawks football contest.

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Sarah Passero Family Service Counselor

Sarah joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in October of 2020 as a Family Service Counselor after hanging up her wings as a flight attendant. She has always found the greatest fulfillment in careers that allow her to be of service to others.

In her free time she enjoys working to accomplish her goal of reading 100 books each year. When she’s not reading she loves growing and tending to her houseplant collection, and finding adventure in the great wide somewhere with her husband and their Parson Russell Terrier, Murphy.

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Sarah Prather Administration

Sarah joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2019.  She started as a Death Certificate Courier, and now works as an Administrative Assistant in the Cemetery Office.

 

On the weekends, Sarah finds her zen through art and crafts, video games, cooking, and spending time with the people she loves.

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Shelley Park Family Service Counselor

Shelley uses her degree in Human Development on a daily basis as a Family Service Counselor.  She began her career in Early Childhood Development and continued through upper grades in private school settings before jumping into the retirement industry. Her position at Evergreen Memorial Gardens was a natural next step.

In her off-time she stays active with her children and grandchildren, exploring the outdoors, biking, and hiking. Covid gave her an opportunity to explore her artistic side with watercolor and acrylic painting. Another new adventure.

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T Van Patten-Dunn Funeral Director

T found a home with Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2017 and is the dedicated Embalmer and Cosmetologist. His passion has been the care of loved ones since his first day of mortuary school and only grows every day. He graduated from Mt. Community College in 2008 on the deans list with honors and has been working in the industry since December 2007. T is a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director in Oregon and Washington. 

 

Along with caring for the deceased, T adores his amazing wife Vesta (married in August 2003), three beautiful children - Annika, Kinley and Parker and three crazy dogs - Othello a Standard Poodle, Meka a Pit Bull and Loki a Great Dane. He is in avid cro​ss-stitcher and reader that enjoys scary movies, going to Disneyland and spending time with his logical family. T has a special place in his heart for his favorite animal, cows - especially Holsteins (including his stuffed animal/cuddle buddy Bernard The Get Better Cow). While T started life in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area, he has called Portland home since 1990. 

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Grounds Crew

Ubaldo Gonzalez, Jason Hofbauer, Brandon Quintana, Randy Simpson, and Blake Taylor

Brad Carlson

President and General Manager
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Brad Carlson graduated from Washington State University in 1975. After spending many years in the computer business as a sales person and sales manager, he joined the family business in 1987. Currently he is the company President and General Manager, as well as a licensed Funeral Director.

Brad has been actively involved in many outside activities and organizations over the years. He is Past President of the Columbia River Cougar Club, and still enjoys supporting the Cougars in various activities, especially attending football games. He is also Past President of the Washington Interment Association, now called the Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He is the Past President of the Vancouver Executives Association. Also, he served for 11 years on the Washington State Funeral Directors, Embalmers and Cemetery Board, as appointed by the Governor, and was elected to the Chair position of that board. Additionally, Brad is past Chair of the Board of the Association of Washington Business, which is a statewide business lobbying group with over 8,500 members. Currently he is serving on the boards of the Historic Trust, Riverview Community Bank, Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation, Identity Clark County and the Washington State University Foundation.

Brad has been a member of Royal Oaks Country Club since 1999 and joys golfing as much as he can. He has been married to his wonderful wife Mary since 1978, and they have shared a working relationship since 1987. Brad and Mary are very proud of the fact that their daughters, Lindsay and Megan, are now involved in the business extending the family interest in the company to the third generation.

Lindsay Fisher

Vice President of Administration
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Lindsay has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since February 2006. She attended LaSalle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon. In 2003 she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Hospitality Business Management and a second degree is Business Management. She has been a licensed Funeral Director since August 2012.  

Lindsay enjoys traveling, concerts and spending time with her friends and family. She is involved in many community service activities and various boards and committees. Lindsay has been married to her husband, P.J., since 2005 and together they have two sons.

Megan Carlson Field

Vice President of Crematory Operations
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Megan has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since June 2005.  Along with her sister, Lindsay, she is the third generation to work at EMG.  She earned her Funeral Director's license in 2007 and is Vice President of Crematory Operations.  

Megan was born and raised in Vancouver and still lives in Clark County. She is married and has two children. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Mary Carlson

Administration
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Mary is a 1975 graduate of Washington State University. She joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory in 1987 and works in the business office as Administrative Assistant to her husband, and General Manager, Brad Carlson. Mary receives great joy and satisfaction from working with the families that she serves. She loves to spend time with her family, reading, walking and relaxing in Central Oregon.

Will Carlson

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Willard J. Carlson Chairman of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory passed away July 3, 2010.  His legacy will live on at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory through the many lives he touched. 

He learned the cemetery business as General manager of two large cemeteries in Spokane, Washington in the 1960's.  He also spent time working with several small mining companies, as well as for the railroad.  During that time he served two terms as PTA President and two terms as President of Kiwanis.

His eldest son, Brad, is President and General Manager of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  He also has a son Kelly of Redmond, Washington and a daughter Celeste of Vancouver, WA.  His wife Norma is active in the community.  Will and Norma have 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

During WWII Will enlisted in the Army Air Corp (later the US Air Force) and was airplane commander of the heaviest bomber at that time, the B-24 Liberator and flew 40 missions in the South Pacific as squadron and group leader.  He was recognized with the Air Medal and five Oak Leaf Clusters.

Will graduated from a business college in Spokane, Washington and the University of Washington in economics and business.  He was a two term President of the Washington Cemetery Association and two term member of the Washington State Cemetery Board appointed by Governor Dan Evans. 

Scott Bowen

Funeral Home Manager
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Scott has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since September 2007.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  Scott is a 1995 graduate of Mt. Hood Community College with a degree in Funeral Service Education.  He started his career in Funeral service in 1991 and has worked in many communities around the state of Washington, Priest River, ID and Ketchikan, AK.

Scott is a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.  He has two daughters, Olivia and Madison, and wife Norma and two grandchildren.  Scott is huge Oakland Raiders (Las Vegas) fan and he enjoys hunting fishing, camping, hiking and the great outdoors.  In the summer of 2009 he climbed to the summit of Mt. St. Helens!  He enjoys serving the families of Vancouver and Clark County at a difficult time. 

Heather Ransom

Office Manager
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Heather Ransom joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory in July 2009.  She was born in California and raised in Vancouver.  She graduated from Fort Vancouver High School and attended Clark College.  She has over 27 years of customer service experience.  

Ann Hall

Administration/Bookkeeper
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Ann has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory since January 2000. She was born and raised in Vancouver attending Fort Vancouver High School and Clark College. She works in the business office in administration as the bookkeeper.

She has two grown sons, (4) granddaughters and a great grandson. She enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, reading and is a member of Living Hope Church.

April Sistoni

Funeral Director
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Ariel Lorance

Funeral Director
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Ashlinn Bartocci

Funeral Director
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Becky Pfeifer

Administration
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Becky has been with Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Crematory as a Funeral Home Administrative Assistant since October 2006. She was born in Seattle, raised in Ridgefield and attended Ridgefield High School..

Becky enjoys working in her yard, carpentry, traveling, fishing, clamming and camping.  Most of all she loves spending time with her four children and four wonderful grandchildren. 

Brenda McKay

Hospitality Hostess
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Daniel Ridenour

Family Service Counselor
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Daniel has been serving families with Evergreen Memorial Gardens since December 2018. He’s been in the Cemetery and Funeral profession in Family Services since May 2009. He completed his undergrad studies in 1999 from Multnomah University and his graduate studies in 2005 from Saint Martin’s University.

Daniel spends family time with his children and grandchildren, and enjoys travel, motorcycling, sports, and outdoor activities. He’s a member of Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church.

Dee Schoene

Administration
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Dee joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens on July 6, 2021 after 25 years in the medical field. She and her husband have lived on their sailboat for the last 9 years. She enjoys hanging out with my family and friends, sailing and traveling...especially abroad.

Devyn Haley

Intern Funeral Director
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Devyn was born in Portland, Oregon and joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in 2021, Devyn has always had a passion to help others. Putting herself through college right out of highschool while working as an in-home caregiver, her kindness transpired into becoming a funeral director and serving families in need. She is truly passionate about her job and loves providing families all the support she can give. She looks forward to completing her internship and furthering her career/experience as a funeral director.

In her free time, she loves cooking, drawing, painting, going on adventures, peaceful retreats, night drives and spending time with her family.

Erin Chavez

Administration
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Erin Chavez joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in August 2021. Erin was borned and raised in Vancouver, WA, attending Hudson's Bay High School and Clark Community College. In her spare time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

Kelsie Drake

Funeral Director
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Jenn Tuerk

Intern Funeral Director
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Lo Derrick

Death Certificate Courier
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Lo Derrick was born and raised in Laguna Beach, CA and graduated High School in 2016. Being an only child, Lo and his mother traveled a lot and he would like to travel more someday. He makes plenty room for his family and friends and loves seeing new places. He moved to Vancouver, WA after High School to be closer to extended family.

After working in Customer Service and as a Receptionist for 7+ years, Lo joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens as the Death Certificate Courier in search of a new position with value. He has a newfound passion within his new job and wishes to pursue studies and continue working in the Death Care profession.

Lo enjoys horror movies, boating, reading, wine -tasting.  Most of all he loves taking trips to the beach!

Mary Junkman

Hospitality Hostess
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Nathan Pace

Community Service Counselor
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Nathan joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2019 relocating from Redmond, WA.  When not meeting with and taking care of families onsite, he ventures out to help build relationships in the community through multiple avenues including Assisted Living & Memory Care facilities, Elder Care and Estate Planning attorneys as well as Guardianship providers.

In his free time Nathan likes to explore outdoors with his K-9, attempt to get lost for the day on his motorcycle, or be firmly planted in a seat at Lumen Field for a Seattle Seahawks football contest.

Sarah Passero

Family Service Counselor
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Sarah joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in October of 2020 as a Family Service Counselor after hanging up her wings as a flight attendant. She has always found the greatest fulfillment in careers that allow her to be of service to others.

In her free time she enjoys working to accomplish her goal of reading 100 books each year. When she’s not reading she loves growing and tending to her houseplant collection, and finding adventure in the great wide somewhere with her husband and their Parson Russell Terrier, Murphy.

Sarah Prather

Administration
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Sarah joined Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2019.  She started as a Death Certificate Courier, and now works as an Administrative Assistant in the Cemetery Office.

 

On the weekends, Sarah finds her zen through art and crafts, video games, cooking, and spending time with the people she loves.

Shelley Park

Family Service Counselor
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Shelley uses her degree in Human Development on a daily basis as a Family Service Counselor.  She began her career in Early Childhood Development and continued through upper grades in private school settings before jumping into the retirement industry. Her position at Evergreen Memorial Gardens was a natural next step.

In her off-time she stays active with her children and grandchildren, exploring the outdoors, biking, and hiking. Covid gave her an opportunity to explore her artistic side with watercolor and acrylic painting. Another new adventure.

T Van Patten-Dunn

Funeral Director
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T found a home with Evergreen Memorial Gardens in June of 2017 and is the dedicated Embalmer and Cosmetologist. His passion has been the care of loved ones since his first day of mortuary school and only grows every day. He graduated from Mt. Community College in 2008 on the deans list with honors and has been working in the industry since December 2007. T is a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director in Oregon and Washington. 

 

Along with caring for the deceased, T adores his amazing wife Vesta (married in August 2003), three beautiful children - Annika, Kinley and Parker and three crazy dogs - Othello a Standard Poodle, Meka a Pit Bull and Loki a Great Dane. He is in avid cro​ss-stitcher and reader that enjoys scary movies, going to Disneyland and spending time with his logical family. T has a special place in his heart for his favorite animal, cows - especially Holsteins (including his stuffed animal/cuddle buddy Bernard The Get Better Cow). While T started life in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area, he has called Portland home since 1990. 

Grounds Crew

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Ubaldo Gonzalez, Jason Hofbauer, Brandon Quintana, Randy Simpson, and Blake Taylor