Senior Account Executive
I graduated from Greensburg High School in Indiana and attended Ball State University for a short time before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii. (It was rough, let me tell you!) In 1984, I moved to Southern California where I was employed by Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary in Newport Beach. Over the span of 10 years, I went from being the bookkeeper to mortuary secretary and preneed cemetery and funeral counselor. Eventually I moved to San Clemente’s Ray Family Mortuary to work as a funeral director.
I joined Homesteaders in 1994 as the company’s Southern California representative, and in 2000 I moved to my home state territory where I serve funeral home owners in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. My husband Rick and I live in Greensburg, Indiana. Our son, Ryan, has moved back to Greensburg, obtained his insurance license and purchased his first new home. He plans to marry his high school sweetheart in 2020. My stepdaughter, Stephanie, is a lawyer and married to Dr. Dan Kress, our family dentist. They have our three grandchildren, ages six, three and two. With all our kids living in the same town, we enjoy spending time with them.
We are avid Hawaii travelers and enjoy exploring Hawaiian history. Recently we purchased a recreational vehicle and have taken a few weekend trips to camp in parks. I have walked several mini marathons, am an excited spectator of Rick’s drag racing and we are all HUGE COLTS fans. (Is there any other?) I am a member of United Methodist Church and volunteer with Indy Honor Flight, and I work to organize and coordinate special events and fundraisers for families in need, church and for my funeral home customers.
Rick and Lynn
Ryan and Becca
Stephanie, Dan, Maya, Sunny and Harrison
I have a strong desire to work with other funeral directors to help them achieve their desired level of success in the industry. Homesteaders supplements my personal experience with education, resources and support so I can be of service to the funeral home customers in my territory.
I listen to my customers’ needs. For those who don’t know the rich history of Homesteaders and the products we offer, I spend the time to educate them on our company’s products and support. We examine the firm’s strengths; establishing annual goals to develop business plans that are designed to engage communities in what the funeral home offers to support a family’s needs.