Umpqua Valley's Funeral Director
After the loss of his grandfather when he was 14, David felt a calling to care for others by entering the funeral profession. He was raised in the small southern California town of Ojai, and met his wife, Amy, while attending American River College of Mortuary Science in Sacramento, California. As an apprentice, David was taught and trained by some of the finest funeral directors. His experience spans the Sacramento Valley and Crescent City, both in California, before his work in the Umpqua Valley. David and Amy fell in love with the beautiful Umpqua Valley in 2010, when they moved into Oregon to get away from the rain of the Northern California Coast.
David is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laurel Lodge #13 AFM, the Odd Fellows, and the Scottish Rite. David is President and Sexton of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland and Sexton of the Roseburg Odd Fellows Cemetery. David was honored by the local veteran’s community with a Four Chaplains Legion of Honor induction in 2020. Additionally, he was an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America, holding the rank of Eagle Scout himself. Both David and his wife enjoy spending time in the community, at local events, and helping people. Family, faith and community are big influences in their lives.
Amy is also a transplant from rural California, having grown up in the coastal town of Crescent City. Amy and David met while he was attending mortuary college in Sacramento, California. David and Amy moved into Oregon in 2010 and instantly felt at home in the beautiful valley of the Umpqua.
Amy is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent time with the Oregon State University Master Food Preservers and volunteering her time in the food pantry. Additionally, Amy enjoys going to Music in the Park events during the summer with David and their daughter as well as community concerts and plays. Family, faith and community are big influences in their lives.