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
Holley Sowards

Service and Operations Manager

Holley has called the Tri-Cities home for over 22 years. Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, Holley understands the importance of customer service and looking for innovative ways to enhance the overall experience families have when they come to Einan’s at Sunset. With over 17 years of customer service experience she is passionate about helping people and is always looking for ways to better serve her community.

Education & Experience

  • WSU (Washington State University)-Vancouver
  • BA with special emphasis in management and operations, human resources and finance
  • Graduate of Leadership Tri-Cities Class XVIII
  • Volunteer for Safe Harbor/My Friends PlaceCurrent Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Board Member

Phone: 509-943-1114

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson

Assistant Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Ron first became involved in the funeral service industry in 2007. He was employed at Brown Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida for six and a half years where he served his apprenticeship, internship, and obtained his Funeral Director and Embalmers License. Ron was originally born in Richland, Washington but as a child moved to Florida where he has been a lifelong resident. He relocated to Washington State to be near family. His Passion is providing compassion, respect and assistance to families in their time of need.

Education & Experience

  • Jefferson State University
    Associate of Applied Science Mortuary DegreeCertified Celebrant

Phone: 509-943-1114

Colleen Mattox

Office Manager

Colleen has been in the Tri-Cities area for 37 yrs. She has been working with the funeral home for 10 years. Whether it’s greeting the families at the front door, or answering phone calls, she keeps the office staff and the funeral directors communicating within the internal office and with all the families.

Education & Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in customer service
  • Over 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant
  • Volunteer at Hospice at the Chaplaincy

Phone: 509-943-1114

Brad Mason

Lead Event Coordinator 

Brad has been with Einan’s for the past 6 years. Originally from Seattle, Brad has lived in West Richland for the past 20 years. He coordinates all aspects of funeral and graveside services, working closely with each family to ensure their service meets our commitment to quality. Brad’s always there when families need him.

Education & Experience

  • Over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry ensuring reliable customer service.

Phone: 509-943-1114

Angie DaValle

Customer Service Specialist

Angie has lived in the Tri-Cities since 1995. Her passion is customer service and incorporates the golden rule in her job, “Treat others the way you’d want to be treated.” when she greets families over the phone or at the front door, she treats them like her own family.

Education & Experience

  • 14 years of customer service
  • 10 years of Administrative experience

Phone: 509-943-1114

Charlie Hughes

Event Coordinator

A life-long resident of the Tri-Cities, Charlie joined Einan’s At Sunset in February of 2016. Charlie works hard to anticipate every family’s needs. She formerly co-owned and operated Hughes Commercial Construction with her husband, and this experience gives her a different perspective on her work taking ownership in any job she is doing. Charlie is only happy when the family is 110% satisfied. With her talent and imagination, she helps make every service unforgettable. About her work she says, “It is my honor to serve my community and I love my job.”

Education & Experience

  • 20 years in the Hospitality Industry
  • 15 years in Customer Service
  • 6 years in Commercial Construction

Phone: 509-943-1114

Lisa Brewster
Lisa Brewster

Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

Lisa recently relocated to Richland from the Yakima Valley area, where she was born and raised. Having worked both as a Corrections Officer, and with special needs children, she knows how to approach emotionally challenging sitations with dignity and respect. With two small children at home, she knows the challenges that life can present at any moment and the compassion needed to get through those challenging moments. She understands the value of a good listener and strives to meet the needs of the families that she helps.

Education & Experience

  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • 20 years customer service
Becky Schamm
Becky Schramm

Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

Becky is a Utah native, but has lived in Washington for 4 years now. She attended school in Kirkland, WA, and studied the Funeral Services Education program. Becky gained an interest in working with funeral services after a few of her former clients passed on while under her care. She is excited about the opportunity she has to explore the surrounding areas and get to know the families she will be working with. “I want to do everything I possibly can to make this time a meaningful experience for families.”

Education & Experience

  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science Mortuary Degree
Tonya Hubbell
Tonya Hubbell

Service Assistant/Admin/Special Projects

Originally from Pasco, Tonya has lived in the Tri-Cities for 39 years. She graduated in 2015 from Columbia Basin College with a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management. Tonya has a lot to offer and contribute to her employer and the community. This includes work experience in administrative practice, project support, and customer servie. Tonya enjoys working with the local community, especially in the hospitality industry. Looking into the future, Tonya’s passion is to accomplish milestones for women in leadership. In addition, serve her community with great customer service and in return become a valuable team member here at Einan’s at Sunset.

Education & Experience

  • BAS in Project Managment – Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
  • 14 years in Administration and support services, that included coordinating events and special activities
  • 6 years in project management adminstrative support
  • 20 years in Customer Service including hospitality services
  • Project Management Institute of Columbia River Basin Chapter (PMI-CRBBC), Tri-Cities, WA (Volunteer)
  • Trios Hospital, Kennewick, WA (Volunteer)
  • United Way of Benton and Franklin County, Kennewick, WA (Volunteer)
Mindy Magnus
Mindy Magnus


Mindy joined our team as our Bookkeeper in 2018 and little did we know how perfect of a fit she was. Her servant heart and dedication to getting the job done right leaves our team at ease, making it easier for us to focus on our customers. While Mindy has lived all over the U.S, she now calls the Tri-Cities home and loves the caring culture our community has. When she isn’t working, you will find this proud Mom of three teaching sewing classes at a local quilt store or spending time with her adult kiddos, Deanna, Kyler, and Martina.

Education & Experience

  • 29 years in administrative support
  • 30 years in customer service

Daniel Cassidy, Long Beach, CA

The arrangement conference was incredible. The staff made every effort to make us comfortable. We received superior customer service at Einan's! It felt like we had known them forever, like family. Also, the grounds and facility were beyond beautiful.

Robert Rust, West Richland, WA

We would like to thank Einan's entire staff for their attitude, warmth, and great caring during the time of my wife's passing. You were all great to work with.

Kathy Whithurst, Pasco, WA

My daughter and I have been back in a number of times and we have found the staff very helpful. Everyone was easy to work with and they put my family first! Thank you for making a difficult time easier.

Kim McCarthy, Sequim, WA

Our experience with you was wonderful and comforting. Thank you for your compassion. The staff there is amazing!  

Susan Steele, Moscow, ID

The staff was so kind, went out of their way to make our experience bearable...and we lacked for nothing. Thank you!

Sunset Gardens

A place for celebrating the memories of your loved one for years to come.

Einan's At Sunset

At Einan's, we want to help you to create a meaningful experience.

Cemetery At Sunset

Providing a place of solace for families to come for generations.

Events At Sunset

Our beautiful facility can accommodate groups from 10 to 250.

Find Us

915 Bypass Highway
Richland, Washington 99352
(509) 943-1114 Phone
(509) 946-5678 Fax



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