When people find out I'm a licensed funeral director, they usually ask why I chose this work and I'm never quite sure how to answer but to say, “it chose me". After changing my college major several times I transferred to the mortuary science program at Mount Ida College outside of Boston, MA, and finished the Associate of Science degree in 2002. While working in funeral homes as an intern and licensed director I thought there must be a more natural way to care for people after death. Through research and exploration, I discovered green burial and home funerals and knew that this original way of caring for our dead made the most sense. I opened the Natural Funeral Company in 2014 and now I assist and empower families to care for their own, if they wish, or guide them in whatever funeral rituals or services are right for them. I appreciate helping families at a difficult time and alleviating some of the stresses of bereavement and grief by offering practical advice and affordable services.
I live with two dogs, a baby, and my wonderfully supportive partner, Charlie. I used to have more time for gardening, beekeeping, and community volunteer work, and I hope I will again someday! If you ever want to talk about your funeral, I'd love to sit down over a cup of coffee and discuss what is important to you and your family so that your death is a true reflection of how you lived your life.