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    Brock is a graduate of Lamar University and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He spent 12 years as a youth minister before leaving church ministry to pursue a different type of ministry: funeral service. Brock has a passion for helping the families he serves at Sparkman/Hillcrest. He began working at Sparkman/Hillcrest while attending mortuary school. Brock takes pride in being able to represent Sparkman/Hillcrest with dignity and respect.

    When not at work Brock enjoys spending time with his pup, Snickers, traveling to visit his family and going to the beach with his friends. Brock is active in his church and proud to call Dallas home.

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    Shelley Ugarte

    Funeral Director

    Shelley grew up and graduated from high school in Wahpeton, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State College of Science. Shelley graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston in 1996. She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 2 decades.

    Shelley moved to Dallas in 2016 from San Antonio, where she had been working as a funeral director since 2000. She is married and has 3 boys. To unwind, Shelley enjoys traveling, crocheting and watercolors.

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    Charlinda Latricia Armstrong

    Funeral Director

    Charlinda grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico. She graduated from Hobbs High School and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She is dedicated to creating  memorable funerals and memorials. When she’s not at work, Charlinda enjoys spending time with her son, traveling to visit her family and reading.
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    Michael A Frick

    Funeral Director

    Michael has helped families plan funerals since 1976, starting in the parish ministry and then becoming a funeral director at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in 2014. Michael enjoys presenting families with a precious memory of their loved ones through restorative art.

    Michael has been married since the 1970s and lives with his wife in Sachse. They have 2 sons and 2 grandsons. Michael enjoys cooking and eating.

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    Andrew J Mullen

    Funeral Director

    Andrew has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home since May 2017. He is a 2004 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Andrew serves the families of Dallas with the utmost professionalism and compassion.

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    Sara Jane Pearson

    Funeral Director

    Sara was born in Provo, Utah, but lived in many states across the country before coming to Texas in 2015. She graduated with honors from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2017 and joined our team shorty after. Sara’s passion for helping others brought her to the funeral service industry. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, reading, drawing and embroidery.
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    Melanie Josette Roach

    Funeral Director

    Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, Melanie Roach earned her funeral service education degree at Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Ontario, and received her funeral director and embalmer license in 2005.

    During her decade-long career in Ottawa, Ontario, Melanie earned the highest award given by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario in recognition of her outstanding professionalism and etiquette in the funeral business. Melanie also completed an applied management degree at Algonquin College and moved to Texas, becoming a Texas-licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2013.

    Melanie is a bilingual French Canadian and enjoys hockey, travel, music and spending time with her husband and son.

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    David Karlebach

    Community Development