Karen Karnatz has worked in the funeral industry for over two decades and has served countless families across northern California. A graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Karen has worked in all facets of the profession and in 2015 became a general manager for Dignity Memorial®. Karen's greatest joy comes from officiating funeral services and celebrations of life as a celebrant. Sharing the story of a lifetime is both a privilege and an honor and she is grateful for every moment she spends listening to families, writing unique services and delivering them in a way that honors the person's life.
Karen enjoys staying active—running and biking on the beautiful Redding trails and other physical training. She is also an avid reader, especially self-help and grief books.
Our manager, Jeremy Poster, is a recent addition to our team. He recently moved to Rhode Island from Northern California, where he served as the managing funeral director at 3 funeral homes. A second generation funeral director, Jeremy began his career in the funeral industry in the early 2000s with his father, Jay Poster, the founding manager of King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery in Las Vegas. His hope is to bring peace to each family he serves. Always longing for an opportunity to move east, Jeremy enjoys the history and culture of his new home state.
Ira Robert Todd
Since 2014 Bob has provided compassionate care to families in Auburn. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree from Multnomah University in 2001 and is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life. When he is not serving families, Bob enjoys spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.
Jack Lynn Kirchert
Funeral Director License #: FD CA-CA-FDR-2157
Jack holds 20 years of experience serving families facing emotional decisions. Born in Red Oak, Iowa, Jack was raised in Turlock, California and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1999. He joined the Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers team in 2013.
Jack participates as a member of First Baptist Church of Red Bluff, Red Bluff Rotary Club and Tehama County Photo Club. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, camping, fishing and enjoying the natural splendor of Northern California.
Amy Nicole Freeman
Amy started working for Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in a general duty position. She fell so deeply in love with her coworkers and clients that she stepped into the funeral arranger role just 5 months later to increase her contact with families. She was born and raised in Northern California, and still remarks on the natural beauty of the area to this day. Amy is very easy to talk to and genuinely cares about the families in her community, allowing her to listen sincerely to create fitting funeral services in Tehama County.
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal,” says Amy.
In Amy’s spare time, she enjoys attending her three children’s sporting events, volunteering at school functions, reading, hiking and fishing the creeks in the surrounding areas for trout. She is planning on attending college to further her career in the field.
This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. With over 2,000 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 300,000 families a year.