Associates

  • 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.

  • David Karlebach

    Funeral Director

    Dallas native and graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, David Karlebach currently serves as our licensed funeral director and Jewish community liaison with a great passion for helping families during their time of need.

    David's roots in the Dallas Jewish community span decades, having attended services and Hebrew school at Congregation Shearith Israel, where he was once chapter president of United Synagogue Youth. Karlebach remains an active congregant and leads daily minyan services. In the early 1990s, he joined the Chevra Kadisha at Tiferet Israel, later transferring to the Shearith Israel Chevra Kadisha where he continues his services.

    A member of the Dallas Jewish War Veterans and Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Karlebach also participates in the annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his daughter, exploring new restaurants, golfing and playing cards with friends who have played together for over 40 years.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Melanie Josette Roach

    Manager

    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.

  • Daniel James Adams

    Manager

    Dan Adams spent many summers learning the meaning of compassionate service to others while helping his grandfather at their family funeral home in Arizona. After a successful career in wireless telecom, he decided to continue the family legacy of serving others and guiding families through the difficult process of memorializing a loved one. In 2014, he graduated with honors from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he served as class president and president of the Epsilon Lambda chapter of the Pi Sigma Eta funeral service fraternity. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Young Funeral Professionals by the North Texas Funeral Directors Association in 2016 and has served on their Board of Directors since 2017. He is truly honored to serve and help families.

    Dan and his wife moved to the Dallas area in 1996 and have two children. They’ve recently become grandparents and couldn’t be happier with the promotion! When not at work, you can find Dan stomping around in the woods or in the Texas panhandle hunting pheasant, goose and Sandhill crane. However, spending time with family and friends will always be Dan’s favorite pastime.