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Our Staff

Our Staff


Richard Burton
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Richard has been a licensed funeral director for 29 years. He attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, and is a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Denton. He enjoys woodworking, working out and spending time with family and friends.

Brad Chisholm
Administrative Supervisor

Amie Dean Douglas
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Amie grew up in the funeral business. She is a third generation funeral director with 13 years of licensed experience in the industry. She has been at Restland for 7 years. Amie graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a degree in English and obtained her funeral director’s license after attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She enjoys photography, singing, watching baseball and football.

Kathy Easter
Licensed Embalmer

Kathy has been at Restland for 3 years and is a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She loves spending time with her two Great Danes, a Toy Poodle and a Collie. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing paintball, video games and watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Diana Elhard
Property Compliance

Diana has been with Restland for thirteen years, first as a Family Service counselor and later as an administrator. She is a former British Royal Air Force officer, who has lived in England, Cyprus and Germany before the United States. Family and friends are her priority, but she enjoys history, travel, the opera, the theatre, walking and watching several sports, especially professional cycling.

Christopher Ferguson
Licensed Embalmer

Chris has been with Restland for 6 years and is currently the manager of our care center. He attended Western Hills High School, US Army Basic Training, US Army Air Defense 14T School, and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Chris is a member of Keysi Fighting Method since 2008 and enjoys anime, drawing, reading, martial arts, motorcycles, Pontiac Trans Ams, video games and movies.

Lisa Gibson
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Lisa has been a licensed funeral director for 27 years. She has been at Restland for 9 years. Lisa attended Pillow Academy in Mississippi, Delta State University, and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She is a member of Narrow Trail Cowboy Church, Chuckwagon Cook Team, Richardson Bowling League, and is a volunteer for City Place. Lisa enjoys cooking, bowling, reading, gardening, and spending time with family, friends.

Ray Griffin
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Ray has been in the funeral industry for 42 years with the last 6 being at Restland. He received his bachelor’s degree in mortuary science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Ray is a member of Cross Timbers Community Church. He enjoys golfing, watching O.U. Football, and spending time with his family.

Joe Hamby
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Joe has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 35 years. He went to high school in Tyler before serving in the U.S. Military in Vietnam. Joe attended Tyler Jr. College and graduated from the East Texas Police Academy in Kilgore, TX, as well as Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Joe is married to and has 2 children.

Geneva Jones
Assistant Supervisor

Geneva has been in the funeral industry for five years and three years with Restland. She is very diverse in her administrative duties, and says, “Giving Best in Class service to our families and arrangers is my number one objective” Geneva is a big Dallas Cowboys fans and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Kevin Long
Park Superintendent

Deloy McCormack
Crematory Operator

Deloy has been in the funeral industry and at Restland for 18 years. He attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Deloy enjoys reading, camping, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

David McCoy
Licensed Funeral Arranger

David has been a licensed funeral director for 34 years. He has been at Restland for 32 years. He attended Abilene Christian University and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. David is a member of the Rowlett Lions Club and Eastridge Park Christian Church of Mesquite. He is active in the church choir, enjoys sports, the Texas Longhorns, and spending time with family and friends.

R'Netta McDowell
Licensed Funeral Arranger

R’Netta has been in the funeral industry and with Restland for 3 ½ years. She attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. She is a member of 100 Black Women of Funeral Service. R’Netta enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family.

Steve Moore
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Steve has been in the funeral industry for 30 years. He has dedicated the last 28 of those years to Restland. Steve attended Iowa State University and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he obtained his funeral director’s license in 1980. He is involved in the Texas Master Gardener Program as well as North Texas Basset Rescue. Steve enjoys gardening and scuba diving.

Sandra Moudy
Director of Community Relations

Sandra has been with Restland for 7 years. She attended Central Michigan University and the University of Texas at Dallas. Sandra is a member of Dallas County Sheriff’s Academy, Richardson Rotary Club, Richardson Family YMCA Board of Directors, City of Richardson Sign Control Board, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is the Unity Church of Dallas Prayer Chaplain.

Jim Pool
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Jim has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 48 years. He has dedicated 27 of those years to Restland. He attended Gaston High School before serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He then attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Jim is a member of First Baptist Church of Richardson as well as the Goldenaires Senior Adult Choir. He enjoys traveling with his wife Carmen and spending time with family.

Bill Rice
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Bill has been in the funeral industry for 55 years and licensed for 52 years. He has been at Restland for 8 years. Bill is involved with the Mason’s, the Shriner’s, Scottish Rite, and Kiwanis Club. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. Bill enjoys golf in his spare time.

Carolyn Roberson
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Carolyn has been a funeral director and embalmer since 2007. She received her B.S. degree in Institution Management from Grambling State University in 1978, then later in 2006, an Associate degree from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Carolyn is of the Baha’i Faith and enjoys spending quality time with her family, cycling, reading, and the Texas Rangers.

Anton Sheppard
Licensed Funeral Arranger and Funeral Home Manager

Anton has been in the funeral industry for 33 years with 28 years dedicated to Stewart Enterprises. He attended Alcorn A & M University, Dallas County Community Colleges and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Anton is a member of Richardson East Rotary, Richardson Citizens Police Academy Association. Anton also attends the Potter’s House Church in Dallas. He enjoys golf, reading and cooking.

Rebecca Smith
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Becca has been the in the funeral industry for 10 years and at Restland for 2 years. She earned her associates degree in mortuary science from Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, MS. Becca is a member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church and enjoys reading, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer Smith
Accounts Payable

Jennifer started with Restland in 2012. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in History. Jennifer is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano and enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Jon Sorbel
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Jon has been a licensed funeral director for 27 years and has been at Restland for 4 years. Jon received his bachelor’s degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota. He has 2 children and enjoys golf, running and spending time with family and friends.

Robert Stephens
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Robert has been in the funeral business for 25 years. He has been at Restland for 8 years. Robert attended Big Spring High School and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He and his wife Cindy are members of Firewheel Church of Garland. Robert enjoys riding his bike, working out, the San Antonio Spurs, and spending time with his wife, his 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Chuck Welyczko
Licensed Funeral Arranger

Chuck has been a licensed funeral director for 7 years. He has been at Restland part-time for 4 years. Chuck attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He works full time for American Airlines. Chuck enjoys target shooting and spending time with his wife and 2 sons.

Michael Wilfong
Executive Director - North Dallas Area