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NFDA Announcing March 2014 Meet the Mentors Attendees This Week

Tune in each day this week as NFDA announces the Meet the Mentors attendees. Videos of each day's drawing will be available for viewing on NFDA's website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) at approximately 2 p.m. CST. The 50 young funeral professionals whose names are drawn will be attending the NFDA Meet the Mentors program, which will take place March 17-18 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Learn more about Meet the Mentors by visiting www.nfda.org/mentors. NFDA thanks the Funeral Service Foundation for its support of Meet the Mentors.

Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Carl F. Brendel, The Good Funeral Home, Altoona, PA
  • M. Kelly Byrd, Gordon Funeral Service, Monroe, NC
  • Jeffrey Conforti, Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, Kenosha, WI
  • Jeffrey L. Cox, Waasatch Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Peter Dilwith, Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary, Wahiawa, HI
  • Emily Gordon, Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, Monroe, CT
  • Chad Keefe, Keefe Funeral Home, Cambridge, MA
  • * Mark A. LaPlante, Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay, WI
  • Fiona Anne Nicholson, Gutterman Warheit Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton, FL
  • Jerri Reed, Calahan Funeral Home, Chicago, IL

* Mark A. LaPlante is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Nathan Miller of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes in Easley, SC, was selected as an alternate.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Jason R. Abner, Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail, NC
  • Kevin Comber, Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ
  • Brad Crowther, Dahl Funeral Chapel, Bozeman, MT
  • John Daviston, McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, Newnan, GA
  • Gerado "Jerry" Delgadillo, Guerra Gutierrez Mortuary, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cyrise Hall, Brampton Funeral Home & Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • * Jill Bradley Ingram, Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ
  • Ludmilla De Oliveira, Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory, Miami, FL
  • Corey Parker, Hall Davis and Son Funeral Service, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Crystal Weaver, Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, WA

* Jill Badley Ingram is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Tiffany Foster of the Ellestad Camacho Funeral Home & Crematory in Mount Horeb, WI, was selected as an alternate.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • * Andrea Armintrout, Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown, OH
  • Shaylene Barrus, Big Sky Cremations & Twitchell Funeral Service, East Helena, MT
  • ** Katy P. Beard, Green Funeral Home, Danbury, CT
  • ## Thomas J. DeMarco, M. David Demarco Funeral Home, Monroe Twp., NJ
  • Joseph Aaron Ellison, Ellison-Cleckler Funeral Home, Clanton, AL
  • # Paul Hutchison, Mattson Funeral Home, Forest Lake, MN
  • *** Jeffrey D. Jones, Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin, GA
  • Christopher Keyes, Adams Funeral Home, Decatur, MI
  • Mitch Steinhoff, Eidsness Funeral Home, Brookings, SD
  • David Twiford Jr., Twiford Fuenral Home, Manteo, NC

* Andrea Armintrout is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. William Scott of Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, IN, was selected as an alternate.

** Katy P. Beard is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Michael Williams of the Williams-Lisko Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND, was selected as an alternate.

*** Jeffrey D. Jones is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Tara Taylor of Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory of Rockford, IL, was selected as an alternate.

# Paul Hutchison is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Sarah Kempf-Heiderman of Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall, MI, was selected as an alternate.

## Thomas DeMarco is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Caroline McGill of Gray Fuenral Home in Clinton, SC, was selected as an alternate.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Brent Dotson, Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville, TN
  • * David A. Durston, Zaagman Memorial Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Brian Folsom, Folsom Funeral Home, Dedham, MA
  • Clay Jorgensen, Memorial Mortuaries, Murray, UT
  • Tim Keefe, Keefe Funeral Home, Cambridge, MA
  • Joshua J. Myer, Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, KS
  • Ashley Price, William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, PA
  • Katharine H. Samford, Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA
  • Abby Shurtz, Smith Family Mortuaries, Derby, KS
  • Brent Warner, Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN

* David Durston is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Mark Alan Van Cura from Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services in Glen Burnie, MD, was selected as an alternate.

Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Matthew R. Bailey, B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, Wallingford, CT
  • Anthony J. Cantalupo, Bruswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick, NJ
  • Madison M. Fox, Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory, Washington, IL
  • Randolph R. "Randy" Nash Jr., Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Nashville, TN
  • Amber Beattie Randall, Crestview Memorial Funeral Home, Adamsville, AL
  • * Whitney Rhodus, Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, LA
  • Krystal Riddell, George Darte Funeral Chapel, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Christopher Ross, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN
  • Samantha Rossi, Muzyka & Son Funeral Home, Chicago, IL
  • Joseph L. Wood, Shook Farmer Funeral Home, Roseland, NJ

* Whitney Rhodus is unable to attend Meet the Mentors. Kaitlin Rowell of Bond Funeral Home in Schenectady, NY, was selected as an alternate.