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 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. Holley grew up in a family with an entrepreneurial mindset which has helped her to understand the importance of customer service. It’s also helped her look 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, Holley is passionate about helping people and is always looking for ways to serve in her community. She and her husband have started a non-profit called Fallen Rider Fund. Their mission is to promote road safety, unite their community, and aid families of fallen/injured riders. She currently volunteers for Safe Harbor/My Friends Place. Holley is also the President of the Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (WCCFA) Board of Directors.

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson

Assistant Manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Ron has been in the funeral industry since 2007. He attended Jefferson State University earning an Associate of Applied Science, Mortuary Degree and is a Certified Celebrant. Spending six and a half years with Brown Funeral Home in Chipley, Fl. he served his apprenticeship, internship and obtained his Funeral Director and Embalmers License.

Ron was initially born in Richland, Wash. and moved to Florida where he was a resident for many years. He relocated back to Washington to be close to his family.

Ron’s passion is providing compassionate and respectful assistance to families in their time of need.

 

Lisa Brewster
Lisa Brewster

Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

Lisa relocated to Richland in 2017 from the Yakima Valley where she was born and raised. Lisa attended Yakima Valley Community College. While living in Yakima she worked as a Corrections Officer and with special needs children. She learned how to approach emotionally challenging situations with dignity and respect.

Lisa has two children and understands the fact that life can present challenges at any moment. Compassion is needed to get through these challenging times. She understands the value of excellent listening skills and uses them to meet the needs of her families.

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    Crystal Percifield

    Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

    Crystal was born in South Dakota but made her to the good ‘ol Pacific Northwest at the age of six, when her family relocated to the Tri-Cities. Crystal previously worked in the dental industry, an experience that helped her perfect the art of building relationships with families. After dedicating 18 years to this, she elected for a career change, feeling she could put her skills to better use by helping and serving the families at Sunset. 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. One of the most important things for Crystal is making memories and creating traditions with family and friends. She is passionate about the outdoors and spending quality time with her loved ones.

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      Hannah Pickett

      Certified Cremation Specialist, Transfer Technician, Service Assistant

      ­Hannah moved to the Tri-Cities from Illinois in 2019. While she was in the Midwest, she worked in the Customer Service industry.

      Hannah has a passion for working with families during their time of need. She has previously worked with the mentally disabled, which equipped her with knowledge on how to approach situations with respect, patience, and kindness.

      Hannah’s positive attitude and disposition help her every day when she is collaborating on Life Celebrations with co-workers and assisting families during sad times. She is a certified crematory operator for the State of Washington

       

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      Brad Mason

      Event Center Manager 

      Originally from Seattle, Brad joined the Events at Sunset staff in 2010. He has lived in West Richland for over 20 years.

      Brad started with Events at Sunset assisting the Event Center Manager. As time went on, he learned all aspects and logistics of putting together a memorable event for his clients.

      As the Event Center Manager, Brad helps families create a perfect environment for their loved ones. He helps Brides create the ideal event for their dream wedding. Brad also helps the funeral home with graveside, off-site, and other services when needed.

      Tiffany Loving
      Tiffany Loving

      Event Coordinator 

      Tiffany is a lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities. She has spent over 20 years in the retail management and customer service industries.

      In 2017, she lost her father. Tiffany lost her husband in 2018. Now, Tiffany has restarted her life, and career, with Events at Sunset Gardens.

      She uses her customer service skills, her dedication, and compassion every day to support families. She understands life can be hard and can empathize with them during their time of need.

       

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      Colleen Mattox

      Office Manager, Social Media Specialist

      Colleen was born in Richland, Wash. and has stayed in the Tri-Cities Community since 1976. She graduated from Hanford High in 1994. Colleen began her journey with Einan’s at Sunset in 2006.

      She empathizes with our families when a loss has occurred in their own lives. She continues to keep the communication lines open with our internal staff, funeral directors, and most importantly, our families.

      In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her three boys, her daughter, and her two granddaughters.

      Mindy Magnus
      Mindy Magnus

      Bookkeeper

      Mindy joined the Einan’s at Sunset staff in 2018 as the Bookkeeper. She is a perfect fit! She is dedicated to getting the job done right with the heart of a servant. This dedication has allowed the team to be at ease and focus on our families.

      Mindy has lived all over the United States, including Montana, Delaware, and Colorado. She enjoyed living abroad; however, calling the Tri-Cities home now she loves the caring culture the community has. In her spare time she enjoys teaching sewing (quilting?) classes at a local quilt store or spending time with her adult kids, Deanna, Kyler, and Martina.

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        Jessi Fuentes

        Front Desk Receptionist

        Yessenia goes by Jessi, was born in Sunnyside. She moved when she was young to Prosser and has lived in Prosser most of her life. Jessi has 7+ years of customer service experience working 3 of them in an office setting.

        Starting with Einan’s in 2019, she is excited to learn new things and work with families. Away from work, she enjoys going on adventures with her 2 kids and partner Cruz.

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          Clayton Gassman

          Historical Archivist

          Clayton was born in Salem, Va. and raised in the Tri-Cities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Washington State University and loves reading, writing stories, and creating his own characters. Clayton is passionate about hiking and likes living in the Tri-Cities area, where he can explore new hiking trails. He also enjoys traveling, recently visiting Mexico and Italy.

          He obtained his position as an Office Assistant at Einan’s through ConnectAble Solutions Employment Services. Clayton is a qualified and dedicated individual who appreciates being a part of Einan’s welcoming and family-like atmosphere. He looks forward to serving families in many capacities.

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            Mayra Truex

            Historical Archivist

            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. She studied a variety of subjects at Columbia Basin college in Pasco, focusing mostly on computer graphic design. Mayra came to join the Einan’s team in 2019 and has truly enjoyed the atmosphere and the people she works with.

            Mayra has many interests and hobbies. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and ride horses, and she enjoys drawing, listening to music and watching movies. One of her favorite things is travelling to Cannon Beach, Oregon with her family, where they like to play on the beach and check out local coffee shops.

              Matt and LeAnne Watrous, Richland, WA

              Dear Holley, Our entire family appreciated your kindness and professionalism during such a trying time. Forever thankful, Matt and LeAnne Watrous

              Karen King, Richland, WA

              Sherry and Everyone at Einan's,Thank you so much for all your support and help with my brother Gary's burial arrangements. The headstone was perfect and I know Gary would love it!We appreciate your kindness and help during this difficult time.Sincerely,Karen King and...

              Ann Bronson

              I'm sorry this took such a long time to write a review. Tiffany was such a great help and support throughout the process. All my questions were answered and the venue looked beautiful the day we arrived. With this being such a difficult time for our family and...

              Katrina Carlson

              Wow! We could not be more happy with the beauty of the space or the kindness of the staff. I will absolutely use this space and interact with these people for any event I have in the future. I highly recommend them for any event.

              Cynthia Tuttle-Rice, Richland, WA

              Very professional and considerate Thank you for all that you do during such a challenging time for families.

              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.

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              Find Us

              915 Bypass Highway
              Richland, Washington 99352

              info@einansatsunset.com
              (509) 943-1114 Phone
              (509) 946-5678 Fax

               

               

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