Douglas started working in southern California as a mortuary attendant in 1997. Since then, he has held many positions in the funeral industry, such as crematory operator and manager, compliance trainer, pre-need sales manager, funeral director and cemetery grounds man. Currently Douglas serves as funeral home manager at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, Washington. He is privileged to help families celebrate the life of their loved one in a personalized service, making that day as memorable as possible and, Douglas hopes, a bit easier. Douglas loves spending time off with his family and animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and assorted others), camping and visiting friends and family in California.
Allison was born and raised in East Hartford, Connecticut, the middle of 3 children. After graduating high school, Allison moved to New York City and obtained a certificate in special effects make-up. Shortly after, she moved back to Connecticut and attended Manchester Community College, earning an associate degree in criminal justice. Following a conversation with her grandfather that sparked her interest in the funeral industry, Allison enrolled in the New England Institute at Mount Ida College in Boston and graduated with an associate degree in funeral service. She became licensed in 2014 and has received the distinction of certified funeral service practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Allison served 4 years at D'Esopo Funeral Chapel in Connecticut before moving across the country to Seattle to join our team.
Scott Benjamin Swanner
At a young age, Scott experienced the death of his grandfather. Witnessing how the funeral home staff helped his family through their difficult time was the reason Scott enrolled in mortuary school. After graduating from high school in 2010, Scott attended Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 2013. He worked in Central Illinois for a few years before managing a funeral home in Chicago. His love of the Pacific Northwest brought him to the Seattle area in 2018.
Scott takes great pride in helping families during one of the hardest times in their lives. He is a member of Sigma Phi Sigma Mortuary Science Fraternity and the National Funeral Directors Association.
When he is not working, Scott enjoys reading, spending time with friends, exploring the city, finding new restaurants and spoiling his dog.
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