History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Floral Haven has a long history of serving the families of Green Country. The cemetery was officially rededicated as Floral Haven in 1952, on the grounds of the old Valhala Cemetery. With that rededication came a number of improvements, including the addition of white marble statuary, created specifically for Floral Haven in Italy. The 1970s saw additional improvements on the grounds and the addition of the Veterans Field of Honor with its display of bronze plaques with the Congressional Medal of Honor citations of all of Oklahoma’s recipients of this highest of Military Honors.
Floral Haven Funeral Home opened in 1990, offering the first complete funeral home, cemetery and floral shop in a single location in Green Country. The Family Reception Center, our own private Crematory and the Lakes and Estates of Reflection followed shortly thereafter. The Family Center was the first such reception center for after service gatherings in the state. Our crematory was a first in the areas, since it was designed with a lounge area for those families who wanted to be present during a loved one’s cremation. A few years ago, the Whispering Waters Cremation Garden and Ossuary expanded our cremation offerings, and we have since added several new cremation gardens and columbariums.
Our more recent additions include the new Courtyard Mausoleum complex, which will include five separate mausoleum structures and an additional chapel for the funeral home, when it is completed, and the Waterford Estates, a premium collection of lawn crypt properties along the waterway in the Lakeside Private Mausoleum Estates.
The goal at Floral Haven has always been to offer the finest and most complete selection of Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation options in the area. This goal continues to be fulfilled with additional capital reinvestment in our property. All of these elements are complemented with a caring staff of professionals dedicated to serving each families unique personal wishes and needs. Our never ending goal is to help each family create a truly personalized service and burial estate plan crafted to both their taste and budget.
Our Valued Staff
Walter Still, General Manager
Walter is a life long Tulsa resident and his history of serving others dates back to working with his Grandfather in the John 3:16 Mission. He has been in the Funeral Service since 1994 with one important and personal goal: "To serving every family as if it were his own." He joined the Floral Haven family in 2002 and now serves as the Managing Director of the Funeral Home. Walter is currently involved in a number of community organizations. He is a proud husband and father of two.
Charles Browne, Director of Sales and Marketing
Charles or Chuck, as his friends call him, is a life long resident of Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Tulsa Central and Oklahoma State University. He is married and a very proud father of two amazing children and one stepson. He is also an accomplished musician and loves to play golf in his spare time. He joined the Floral Haven family with over 10 years of experience in the funeral industry built on compassion and integrity. Chuck is quick to tell you that family is the most important thing to him and he knows that the families we serve here at Floral Haven are just as important as his own. His responsibility at Floral Haven is to oversee the Family Service and Community Service teams and to ensure his teams provide the highest level of service before, during, and after a loss.
Jon Hoopert, Funeral Home Manager
Jon Hoopert joined Floral Haven in July 2011 and now serves as our Location Manager. He has 35 years experience in the funeral industry. Jon is a graduate of Central State University with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1982. He has been a Broken Arrow resident since 1990. Jon has been married to his wife for 31 years and has two daughters and 3 granddaughters. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and grilling.
Michelle Speth, Office Manager
Michelle Speth joined Floral Haven in the administration department 4 years ago and is the Office Manager.
When we asked what attracted Michelle to this field, She said: “The opportunity to help families through one of the most difficult times of their lives.”
Michelle has been married to her high school sweetheart for 23 years with 2 amazing kids and enjoys time with her family more than anything but also enjoys reading.
José Hernandez, Grounds Superintendent
José joined the Floral Haven family in the maintenance department 14 years ago. José also has 21 years of experience in landscaping. When we asked what attracted José to this field, he said: “Something different and interesting.”
Connie Yates, Manager
Connie Yates joined Floral Haven in the Floral Department 18 years ago and is the Floral Manager. She received the Floral Haven Employee of the Year Award in 2006.
Connie has been in Floral Design for 21 years. When we asked what attracted Connie to this field, She said: “Being able to serve people and help them with the gift of flowers to their loved ones, as well as being able to help out-of-town families decorate their loved one's final resting place.”Connie is single with 3 children and 6 grandsons. She enjoys staying as healthy as she can, going to the gym daily and entertaining her grandboys. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Connie said: “I'm very proud of being part of the Floral Haven team. I love my job and being able to serve our families.”
Doug Hash, Family Center Manager and Grief Recovery Program
Doug Hash, Family Center Manager and Director of Crematory Operations
Doug joined Floral Haven in 1996 and have served in his current role since 1997. In addition to his varied duties at Floral Haven, he has also served as a Church Pastor for over 20 years. Doug says it is a privilege to work with families during one of the most difficult times in their lives, whether it's handling the wishes with cremation or creating a comfortable and stress free environment for their after service gathering. His attention to detail and caring attitude makes him the perfect person to oversee both of these areas. Doug and his wife have three children and four grandchildren.
Shauna Adkins, Executive Assistant
Shauna Adkins joined Floral Haven in the Sales department in December of 2009 and is an Executive Assistant. She was previously the Executive Director of a Pregnancy Resource Center for 9 years. When we asked what attracted Shauna to this field, she said: “I came here as a temp and enjoyed every one that was working here. I thought it would be a great company to be a part of.” Shauna has been married to Glen for 24 years, with 2 children, Caleb and Isabelle. She enjoys reading and hanging out with friends and family. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Shauna said: “Helping a mom who lost a son. Since I do not generally deal with families, it gave me a renewed sense of importance for what is done here daily by the outstanding staff that we have.”
Penny Martin, National Administrative Training Supervisor
Penny joined Floral Haven in November of 2011 and came to us with over 15 years of management experience. Her role is to oversee the records department and coordinate contracts, marker orders, and keeping all of the cemetery and funeral files up to date, along with managing our onsite human resources department and accounting. She finds it a joy to work with a staff that truly cares about the families we serve. Penny is originally from Ft. Worth, TX and has lived here for over eight years. She and her husband have two teenage boys who keep them very busy outside of work. She enjoys all sports, playing volley ball and spending time with family and friends
Danielle Carpenter, Funeral Director
Danielle Carpenter joined the staff at Floral Haven September 21, 2010 and is a Funeral Director. Danielle has been in the Funeral industry for over 24 years. She is a proud member of the First United Methodist Church of Claremore. When we asked what attracted Danielle to this field, She said: “I followed my Uncle and Grandfather into the Funeral business.”
Danielle spends her spare time with her 4 sons.
F. Gino Richardson, Funeral Director
Gino Richardson joined the staff at Floral Haven October 6, 2006 and is a Funeral Director. He is a participant in the Youthful Program (YDD), Member of Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association (OFDA) and National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).Gino graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in May of 2004 and has been in the Funeral industry for 21 years. When we asked what attracted Gino to this field, He said: “I grew up around the Funeral profession. I always knew I wanted to help people at the most difficult time they face- the loss of a loved one.” Gino enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Gino said: “Being recognized in public by a family that I had helped. The father and mother walk up and say you truly made an impact on our lives and the way you have taken care of our family has made this whole transition much easier.”
Andrea Shields, Funeral Director
Andrea joined the Floral Haven team March 9, 2016 and is a Funeral Director. She has a BA from the University of Central Oklahoma-degree in Mortuary Science. When asked what attracted Andrea to this field, she said, "I just knew when I was younger that this was what I was supposed to do on this earth; serve others at their time of need and grief". She has been married for 14 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. She enjoys shopping and going to the beach as much as possible.
Brianna Graves, Funeral Director
Brianna Graves joined the Floral Haven team in February 2017 as a Funeral Director. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science in Funeral Service. When asked attracted her to this industry she said, "My own personal loss of loved ones close to my heart led me to this position". Her hobbies include reading, cooking, time with friends and she's an avid runner. Her proudest moment in the profession was "getting to serve families with the utmost care, understanding, and compassion that I can provide".
Gary Rodgers, Funeral Director
Jackie London, Funeral Director
Patricia Wright, Family Service Supervisor
Joined Floral Haven staff 10/29/2013 I have been serving individuals/businesses in sales for over 8 years. Getting to talk to people and build relationships…what more could one ask for on a daily basis? I feel extremely blessed to work at Floral Haven. When individuals ask me how I can do this job I explain to them that it is not a job but a ministry. I find it such an honor to serve families in the time of need along with protecting families in the future by helping them pre-plan.
I Have been married to Jim for 2 years and combined we have 5 children. Josh, Jake, Kaci, Noelle, and Kylie. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, exploring new things and watching sports. My proudest moments while working at Floral Haven… There are so many, however any time I serve a family, at a time of need or pre-need, I strive to treat them as my own family, putting myself in their shoes and honoring a loved one just as I would want my loved one to be honored. At the end of the day, I strive to go home knowing that I have done my best to serve those who have experienced one of the worst days of their lives or are preparing final wishes to ease the hurt of those left behind.
Peggy Kilhefner, Family Service Supervisor
Peggy Kilhefner joined Floral Haven in the Sales Department 10/29/2013 and is a Family Service Advisor. Peggy has a Degree in Business Administration and was previously in sales and marketing for over 30 years. When we asked what attracted Peggy to this field, she said: “After losing my first husband I realized the importance of planning for your end of life placement and celebration of life. I have a passion in my heart to help families make these decisions before they are faced with them on the worst day of their lives.”
Peggy has been married for 40 years and has 2 children and 2 stepchildren. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Peggy said: “I have many proud moments in this profession but the most proud is when a family comes in and plans their cemetery and funeral arrangements ahead of time. By prearranging, their family will not have the feelings of desperation and being alone that I had to go through when I lost my husband unexpectedly.”
Stephanie Harrison, Family Service Counselor
Joined the Floral Haven staff on 11/6/12 with a degree in Molecular Biology, a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, three Associate Degrees and 17 hours towards her PHD in Bio-Chemistry. She was attracated to the Funeral/Cemetery profession to aid and assist familes through their most difficult times. My proudest moment in the profession was when a family hugged me and told me how much they appreciate me helping them and how much of a difference I had made in their lives. I have a blended family of 6 children. My hobbies are Frisbie Golf and Gardening.
Angelic Mercado-Cook, Family Service Counselor
Angelic Mercado-Cook Joined Floral Haven staff December 2014. Graduating from Rhema Bible College in 1995 and has 26 years working in customer relations. Attracted to the industry because of her passion to help families with knowledge & education on one of the worst days of their lives. Proudest moment in the profession was my first thank you from a sweet woman who lost her husband. She said she was so blessed to have gotten me as her advisor.
Sandra Walters, Family Service Counselor
After 20 years in Southern California, and the opportunity to live closer to family, i made the decision to move to Oklahoma City Jan. 2011. Since the death of my Sister and my Dad in 2009, I believe I was led to the industry of serving families on the worst day of their lives. That was something I could definitely relate to. Fast forward 3 1/2 years and I have served close to 1000 families who have experienced a loss, pre-planned their funerals, selected cemetery spaces for themselves or a loved one, purchased a memorial or simply walked into the cemetery to locate a loved one. This journey has been amazing and I can see myself providing the benefits of our services through the remainder of my career.
Lance Acree, Family Service Counselor
Lance Acree joined the Floral Haven team March 28, 2016 as a Family Service Counselor. He previously worked at Floral Haven and has 13 years of experience in the Funeral/Cemetery profession. Lance is very involved in the Broken Arrow community and also lives there. He has been married for 15 years and has two children.
Billy Paul, Family Service Counselor
Billy Paul joined the Floral Haven team in July 2016 as a Community Service Counselor.
He is proud to faithfully attend Life Church. When asked what attracted him to this industry he said, "Both of my parents have passed away and are in heaven today. That was a stressful and tragic time in my life. The funeral home where my parents were laid to rest was amazing and provided a great experience even during that terrible time. I felt a calling to help families to prepare and cope during their terrible time and Floral Haven was the perfect place for me to give back."
Linda McKinnon, Family Service Counselor
Linda McKinnon joined the Floral Haven team March 20, 2017, as a Family Service Counselor with 19 years of experience. She has a BFA in Illustration. When asked what attracted her to the funeral/cemetery profession she said, "A friend of mine called and told me what a great job it was - she enjoyed it and thought I would enjoy it. I have been doing it ever since". Her proudest moment in the profession has been: "to help families that are in need of support at the most emotional and traumatic times of their life. I feel that I am contributing to the community in a very profound way."
Matthew Williams, Family Service Counselor
Matt Williams joined the Floral Haven team in June 2017 as a Family Service Counselor. He has 18 years of experience. He attended Broken Arrow High School, Tulsa Technology Center, and Tulsa Community College. When asked what attracted him to this field he said, "Family Ministry and the reputation of Floral Haven".
Jennifer Austin, Family Service Counselor
John Sellers, Community Service Supervisor
Joined the Floral Haven family in May 2015 as a Community Service Supervisor with 30 yrs experience. Studied at Tulsa Junior College and University of Hawaii. Affiliated with the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion. Married for 17 yrs with 5 children. Loves the outdoors and water sports. Way to many great memories to have just one proudest moment.
Peggy Shepherd, Community Service Counselor
Peggy Shepherd joined Floral Haven in the sales department 6/22/2005 and is a family service advisor. She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, where she is in her 17th year of teaching a 5th grade girls Sunday school class of 20-25 girls.
Peggy has a BA in English and was a former English teacher and church secretary. Peggy has also had experience in marriage and family counseling and home educated her 3 sons. When we asked what attracted Peggy to this field, she said: “I grew up in ministry and was a minister's wife. I have a heart for families and family counseling, so this is a perfect fit for me.”
Peggy has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren, one son works for Sysco Foods, one is a chief in the Navy, one will soon be commissioned and one is a paramedic and assistant supervisor with EMSA of Tulsa.
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Peggy said: “Many notes of thanks and verbal thank-you's from families who have expressed gratitude for my "helping make all of this so clear", "actually making this a pleasant experience when we thought it would be unpleasant", and comments such as "I know God put you here just for us!”
Donna Bergeson, Community Service Counselor
Donna Bergeson joined Floral Haven in the Sales department 8 years ago and is a community service advisor. She is a member of Asbury Church and is a greeter and communion server in the Stephen Ministry.
Donna was previously in insurance for 20 years. When we asked what attracted Donna to this field, she said: “It seemed like it would be a wonderful way to help families.”
Susan Ward, Community Service Counselor
Susan Ward joined Floral Haven in the sales department 2 year ago and is a Family Service Advisor. Susan was previously in jewelry sales for 5 years. When we asked what attracted Susan to this field, She said: “My uncle passed away and I was impressed with the way things were done and how caring everyone was. I knew that I wanted to be a part of the team at Floral Haven helping people.” Susan has 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Susan said: “I designed a marker for grieving parents. It fit their daughter so perfectly and it brought a happiness to the parents seeing their child being memorialized.”
Tim Evans, Accounting
Tim Evans joined Floral Haven in the accounting department 21 years ago and is the AP Coordinator. He received the Floral Haven 2005 associate of the year award.
When we asked what attracted Tim to this field, he said: “There was a job opening at a cemetery in Texas.”
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Tim said: “The conversion of the account system from Altos to FHCDMS.”
Ashley McMeakin, Administrative Sales Support
Joined Floral Haven February 11, 2014, Ashley enjoys helping families in need and to aide and assist families through their most difficult times. Proudest moment in the profession was when a family let her know how much they appreciated her for helping them after the loss of their son and when she could help a parent that had suffered the loss of their son and helped them find the best fit for their son’s headstone. Also being able to assist on Memorial Day.
Marla Creswell, Receptionist
Marla Creswell joined the Floral Haven team in March of 2016 with over 20 years of experience as a receptionist. She received her Associates Degree in Business from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated from Victory Bible Institute School of Ministry in 2013. When asked what attracted here to this field she said, "I lost my Dad in November 2015 and experienced the deep hurt of losing a loved one, so now I want to help others get through one of the most difficult times in their lives by serving families with a caring and understanding heart."
Rhonda Hash, Receptionist
Rhonda Hash joined the staff at Floral Haven 16 years ago and is a hostess at the Family Center. She is a member of North Heights Holiness Church in Sapulpa and has received certified as a grief counselor.
When we asked what attracted Rhonda to this field, She said: “I want to serve people and I get satisfaction from helping those who are hurting.”
Rhonda has been married to Doug for 30 years with 3 children and 5 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family, working in her church and playing the piano. She also enjoys baking and reading.
Shaye Shackles, Senior Administrative Specialist
Shaye Shackles joined Floral Haven in the administration department 18 years ago and is a Senior Clerical Specialist.
When we asked what attracted Shaye to this field, she said: “I wanted a change.”
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Shaye said: “Every day helping families.”
Renee St. Clair, Clerical Administrative Specialist
My passion for helping others attracted me to the funeral and cemetery profession. My work history spans over thirty years of working knowledge in administration, event and strategic planning, philanthropy, and customer service in healthcare, government, nonprofit, faith-based, political, and the service industries. I was conferred as a master of public administration from Cummy-Barach College though a competing scholarship from NUF, IRIC, and a bachelor of liberal arts from the College of New Rochelle in the Stat of NY. I celebrate my daughter as my greatest accomplishment.
Debbie Wilson, Clerical Administrative Specialist
Debbie Wilson joined Floral Haven in the administration department 4 years ago and is a clerical specialist. When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Debbie said: “Every Memorial Day when I look at the Avenue of Flags.”
Nicole Cox, Clerical Administrative Specialist
Nicole (Nikki) Cox joined the Floral Haven team February 16, 2016. She has an Associates in Business Management and previously worked in the medical field. When asked what attracted Nikki to this field she said, " I have always had a caring heart and wanted to help families that are going through difficult times." Her hobbies include spending time with her three beautiful daughters and boyfriend. She also enjoys making cakes and baked goods.
Shaina M Agee, Clerical Administrative Specialist
Joined the Floral Haven Team in 2015 with almost 6 yrs of administrative assistance / receptionist experience. Wanted to get the Funeral/cemetery industry to help families through their most difficult time of need. Married for 8 yrs with 3 amazing children. As a family we love going to the lake and going skiing in the winter. I love going to my favorite place Colorado
DeLonda Williamson, Clerical Administrative Specialist
DeLonda joined Floral Haven in September 2016 as an Administrative Specialist with 15 years of administrative experience . She is a Director with the ACRA. When asked what attracted her to the funeral/cemetery profession she said, "helping people during their time of need". She has been married for 8 years and has 2 children.
Ray Martinez, Staff Associate
Joined Floral Haven staff on 2/17/2015 and is fluent in Spanish. Hablo español
He is the owner of a Pro Wrestling Federation where he has been the announcer for both MMA & wrestling. He is a Brazilian Jujitsu Instructor for Apollo's Martial Arts and has obtained a purple belt. He was attracted to the industry to closely work with people in need and help them in their darkest hour while providing for his family. His proudest moment in the profession was when he was able to help a long time friend after losing a loved one. He was able to provide excellent service and gave the family comfort during one of their worst moments.
Kennedy Garcia, Staff Associate
Kennedy Garcia joined the Floral Haven team in March 2017 as a Staff Associate. She is currently a Junior at Northeastern State University majoring in Health and Human Performance. When asked what attracted her to this field she said, "I was referred to Floral Haven by a friend and felt compassionate about helping families in their time of need".
Taylor Kramer, Staff Associate
Taylor joined the Floral Haven team as a Staff Associate in 2015.
Judith Campbell, Staff Associate
Joined Floral Haven May 4th, 2015 and is an Ambassador. Judith has volunteered with animal rescue groups and currently volunteers with The Tulsa Public Schools as a Reading Partner. She has 30 years of experience in the Legal Profession. Attracted to the industry because she saw a great amount of opportunity to work part-time helping people through a difficult time. Judith is married with children and grandchildren and her proudest moment in the profession is anytime someone says "thank you- you helped and made a difference".
Wesley Selph, Staff Associate
Wesley joined the Floral Haven staff in May of 2015. He is currently serving as a Youth Leader in his church and running the children's ministry. He is married with two children. When asked what attracted him to this industry he said, "As a minister, I wanted to be a help and blessing to hurting and grieving families during the loss of their loved ones.". When asked about his proudest moment he said, " I always feel proud when we are done with a service and the family comes to thank me. I know then that we have touched hearts and been a blessing."
Gerald Tush, Staff Associate
Gerald Tush joined the staff at Floral Haven 19 years ago and is an Ambassador. He is a retired football and basketball official for the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. He was also Vice President of the School Board in Kansas City.
Gerald retired from the petroleum industry after 23 years. When we asked what attracted Gerald to this field, He said: “A friend brought it to my attention.”
Ron Sweeten, Staff Associate
Ron Sweeten joined the Floral Haven team in August 2016 as a Staff Associate. He is a member of Southwest Baptist Church. He has 23 years of experience in this industry and enjoys everything that the funeral industry includes.
Phillip Tibey, Staff Associate
Joined the Floral Haven family in 2013 as an Ambassador with 3 yrs of experience. Currently working towards a Master Degree in Psychology & Philosophy. Phillip was attracted to the industry because he has always loved helping people in their time of need and working with Floral Haven has helped me succeed just that. His proudest moment is making families happy when they are grieving.
Arley Hash, Staff Associate
Arley has worked for Floral Haven for 12 years as an Ambassador.
Perry Cox, Staff Associate
Perry Cox joined the staff at Floral Haven 9 years ago and is an Ambassador.
Perry has been in ministry for 60 years. When we asked what attracted Perry to this field, He said: “My ministry opened the door for this opportunity.”
Perry has been married to Carol for 55 years, they have 1 son and 3 grandchildren and he enjoys motorcycles.
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Perry said: “Always, when conducting services for families.”
Bruce Brower, Staff Associate
Bruce joined the Floral Haven Team in 2014 as an Ambassador. Bruce is a member of the Church at Battle Creek & has training in recovery in crisis in spiritual direction.
Noelle Payne, Staff Associate
Noelle Payne joined the Floral Haven team in September 2016 as a Staff Associate. When asked what attracted her to the profession she said, "I've been around the profession due to my Mom's affiliation for years. I find it honorable to service families in such a personal way." Noelle is currently attending school at Neosho County Community College to play soccer and earn a degree in Athletic Training. Her proudest moment in the profession has been the opportunity she has to help a family.
Isabelle Adkins, Staff Associate
Isabelle Adkins joined the Floral Haven team in January 2017 as a Staff Associate. She is in her junior year as an AP student at Broken Arrow High School. She is interested in becoming an Architect. Her mother has been employed at NS for 7 years.
Kyrston Wheeler, Staff Associate
Kyrston Wheeler joined the Floral Haven team February 23, 2016. She's currently a junior at NSU and studying Environmental Health and Safety Management. She was referred to us by a friend and fell in love with the employees and atmosphere. Besides being a college student she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, volleyball, golf and loves working out.
Donna Beyer, Staff Associate
Donna Beyer joined the Floral Haven team in October 2016 as a Staff Associate. When asked what attracted her to this industry she said, "meeting great people". She enjoys riding motor cycle trike.
David Lanphere, Staff Associate
Joined the Floral Haven as a Community Service Counselor. David has been married for 34 yrs with 4 children and his hobby is classical guitar. Decided to be apart of the industry for counseling & community service.
Gayla Seph, Family Center Assistant
Deborah Barnes, Floral Designer
Deborah Barnes joined Floral Haven in the Floral department 8 years ago and is a florist.
Deborah has an Associates degree in Art and Natural Science. Deborah has 28 years of experience in her field. When we asked what attracted Deborah to this field, she said: “I know that a lot of the designs I make are the last gift that someone will give to a loved one.”
Deborah is married to Mick for 10 years with 2 children and 4 grandchildren, 1 dog and 1 cat. She enjoys gardening, cooking, playing with her grand kids and travel!
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Deborah said: “I'm proud of all the designs I make, especially when it pleases one of my families.”
Jill Ramey, Floral Designer
Jill Ramey joined Floral Haven in the floral department 8 years ago and is a florist. She is a member of ABATE and rides in many motorcycle charity events.
Jill studied Floral Designs and Horticulture at TCC. When we asked what attracted Jill to this field, she said: “I like to care for and help people during their difficult time.”
Jill is married with 6 children and enjoys spending time with her kids and their many activities and taking long motorcycle trips with her husband on the Harley.
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession Jill said: “I'm always proud to help families honor their loved ones.”
Duane Wheeler, Floral Designer
Duane joined the Floral Haven team in 2013 as a Floral Designer. Duane has 2 yrs experience as a florist and seven years in the floral business. He was attracted to the industry so he could serve families in need.
Keith Cherry Sr, Crematory Operator
Keith joined the Floral Haven family in 2015 with 4yrs of experience. Keith is a proud father/grandfather of 8 children and 8 grandchildren. He is currently a member of House of Prayer Holiness Church. He spent 21 years in banking, 4 years in christian education, 2 years of retail, 3 years administration and 4 years of telecommunication. He was attracted to the industry because of the friends that were already in the field. "One of my proudest moments was when I was assisting with a fathers who had died leaving behind a baby girl. She wanted her teddy bear to be left with her daddy. I wrapped his arm tightly around the teddy bear and that was the last memory of her daddy."
René Irigoyen, Grounds and Mechanical Services
René Irigoyen joined Floral Haven in the maintenance department 8 years ago and is on the Grounds Crew.
James Bracy, Grounds Services
James Bracy joined Floral Haven in the maintenance department 11 years ago and on the Grounds Crew. He is a foster parent and a member of AABA.
James has completed Phases I and II of the CLEET program.
When asked to give the proudest moment in this profession James said: “Every Memorial Day!”
Martin Carranco, Grounds Services
Martin Carranco joined Floral Haven in 2006 with 5 years experience in landscaping. He is a proud husband and father who has been married for 8 years and has one son. When asked what attracted Martin to this industry, he said, "I get to learn something different and I like to make people happy." When asked what his proudest moment in the profession has been he said, "When people give me compliments on my hard work."
Larry Forrester, Grounds Services
Larry Forrester joined Floral Haven in the maintenance department 23 years ago and is on the grounds crew.
Alan Garrett, Grounds Services
Alan Garrett joined Floral Haven in the maintenance department 23 years ago and is on the grounds crew.
Axel Gonzalez, Grounds Services
Axel Gonzalez joined Floral Haven in 1999 and has almost 17 years of experience. He is a proud member of All Nationes Church and his favorite hobby is Football. His proudest moment in the industry is Floral Haven's annual Avenue of Flags.
Klay Reynolds, Ground Services
Klay Reynolds joined Floral Haven in 2014 with 20 years of construction experience. Klay was in the US Marine Corps from 1992 until 1996. When asked what attracted Klay to this field, he said, "The gratification of helping families who have lost loved ones." and his proudest moment in the profession has been the Memorial Day Services and Avenue of Flags.
David Nichols, Grounds Services
David Nichols joined Floral Haven in the maintenance department 11 years ago and on the grounds crew.
Ronnie Long, Grounds Services
Thomas E. Doyle II, Grounds Services
Thomas Doyle joined Floral Haven in September 2016 as a member of our Grounds Services. He has 7 years experience in carpentry and is OSHA certified. His proudest moment in the profession so far has been to help people to locate their families headstones and plots.
Robert Durkee, Housekeeper
Robert Durkee joined Floral Haven in November 2016 as our Housekeeper. He has 15 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has one daughter. When asked what attracted him to this industry he said, "It was God's will."