Meet Our Team

Einan’s At Sunset Staff

Einan’s Staff

Our team at Einan’s is committed to being creative, innovative, and compassionate in meeting the needs of our families. Our forward-looking and open-minded Einan’s staff provide a positive environment for our guests. Caring for families through one of the most difficult times in their lives is a privilege and an honor that we take to heart. We strive for excellence in all we say and do, and hope our level of care and customer service exceed your expectations. We care about the community we serve, which is why when you come to Einan’s at Sunset, we treat your family like OUR family.

 “We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.” – Dale Carnegie


Holley Sowards

Director of Funeral Operations

Holley was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She attended Washington State University (WSU) in Vancouver receiving her Bachelor’s with specific emphasis in management, operations, human resources, and finance. She is also a Graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities Class XVIII.

Sarah Smith

Assistant Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Born and raised in the small mountain town of Springville, CA, Sarah had her heart set on becoming a Funeral Director and helping families through one of life’s most difficult moments after experiencing the passing of her grandfather at the young age of six.

Crystal Percifield

Office Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Crystal joined Einan’s in 2019 and has loved every minute of it! Apart from building connections with families at Sunset, Crystal is all about connecting with her own family.


Kristina Teall

Funeral Director Intern

I was raised in Benton City on a small farm training and competing in horse shows and barrel racing. Shortly after graduating in 2009 I met my husband who joined the Marine Corps. We lived in Washington DC, Okinawa Japan and North Carolina. Throughout my years as a...

Victoria Ross

Funeral Director Intern

As an eighth generation born and raised Oregonian, Victoria is now a transplant Tri-Citian for over a decade and has fully embraced becoming a Washingtonian. She has always wanted to be in deathcare since a young age after experiencing immense personal loss, now...

Elvia “Evee” Valencia

Funeral Director Intern

Hello, my name is Elvia but to family and friends I go by “Evee”. I grew up in Washington State, the youngest of many siblings. I worked for many years with families and children placed in the foster care system as well as a translator for a law firm. After...

Alicia Phaneuf

Funeral Director Intern

Alicia has been a resident of the Tri-Cities area for the past 26 years, graduating from Pasco High School in 2005. After spending 12 years in the finance and tax industry, and suffering multiple losses in her life, she has been drawn to working in the funeral industry and is now the newest funeral director intern at Einan’s.

Lower Level Service/Assistants

Madison Femreite

Lead Crematory Operator/Service Assistant

I was hired by Einan’s in mid-2021 to help out in the crematory. I jumped at the opportunity to work at such a prestigious funeral home.


Lupe Buenaventura


Hi, my name is Guadalupe Buenaventura but I go by Lupe. I was born and raised in Omak WA. In 2001 my parents decided to move to Pasco due to better job opportunities. I graduated High School in 2007 and went to CBC for a few trimesters. I also took a college course and obtained a computerized office specialist certificate.

Jeanine Sullivan

Front Desk Administrator

Hello, my name is Jeanine. I joined Einan’s in October of 2020. A little about me. After graduating High School in 1986, I joined the Army and traveled, being based in Texas, Germany, and Louisiana.

Mayra Truex

Historical Archivist and Newsletter Editor

Mayra is excited for the adventure that is working at Einan’s! Born in Ecuador, Mayra came the Tri-Cities when she was adopted at the age of eight.

Charissa Kirk

Administrative Assistant

My family and I moved to the Tri-Cities in 2003 after having spent most of my early childhood in Alaska. After graduating high school in 2013, I attended CBC and obtained my associate’s degree in business administration. In my free time, you can often find me...

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915 By Pass Hwy Bldg H
Richland, WA 99352
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