Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to being creative, innovative, open-minded, forward-looking and compassionate in meeting the needs of our families. We believe if you can dream it, we can do it!

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

For us, caring for families, through this difficult time is a privilege and an honor.

We strive towards excellence in all that we say and do. Our level of care and customer service goal is to exceed your expectations. We pay attention to emerging trends in our community. We care about the community we serve. Therefore, when you come to Einan’s at Sunset, we treat your family like OUR family.

“Every time I watch someone's dedication, I get inspired.” ~Jacqueline Fernandez


Holley Sowards

Holley Sowards

Service and Operations Manager – Funeral Director Intern

Bio

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 12 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 Place
  • Current Washington Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Board Member
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: holley@einansatsunset.com

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson

Assistant Manager - Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Bio

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 Degree
  • Certified Celebrant
  • Certified Celebrants




Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: ron@einansatsunset.com

Colleen Mattox

Colleen Mattox

Administrative Director

Bio

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
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: colleen@einansatsunset.com

Brad Mason

Brad Mason

Lead Event Coordinator

Bio

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. Brad 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.
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: brad@eventsatsunset.com

Angie DaValle

Angie DaValle

Receptionist

Bio

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
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: angie@einansatsunset.com

Laura D'Hondt

Laura D'Hondt

Licensed Funeral Director

Bio

Originally from Seattle, Laura is still learning the beauties of the Tri-Cities and looks forward to what they have to offer. She started off in the industry very young, and has been given the advantage of learning and performing with an open mind and heart.  Her goal is to make a lasting impression for her families, “I want them to leave knowing they can always reach out to me, that I will be here”.

Education & Experience
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science Mortuary Degree
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: laura@einansatsunset.com

C.H.

Charlie Hughes

Event Coordinator

Bio

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

Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: charlie@einansatsunset.com

Alicia Davisson

Alicia Davisson

Bookkeeper

Bio

Alicia has been a resident of the Tri-Cities since 1998.  When dealing with a loved one, along with finances, Alicia is very gentle and able to address situations with respect and dignity.  Before coming to the funeral home in May of 2016, she was a tax office supervisor, along with owning her own bookkeeping business.  She is always willing and able to go the “extra-mile” to make sure that our families have a positive experience.

Education & Experience
  • 6 years of bookkeeping and tax experience
  • 10 years of customer service experience
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: alicia@einansatsunset.com

Dwight Cushman

Dwight Cushman

Licensed Funeral Director

Bio

Dwight joined Einan’s because of their commitment to excellence when honoring loved ones. He cares deeply about each family he serves. He ensures each family has the facts they need to make important decisions. He aims for respect, care and compassion while focusing on your family's needs, so you can focus on what’s really important.

His passion is in helping families tell the stories of their loved ones. Dwight believes every service should be extraordinary. By utilizing thoughtful questions, he helps each family design a service as individual as their loved one.

About his work Dwight says, “The memory of a loved one is a gift we can cherish every day. Funerals transform us; they change the way we see ourselves, our lives, relationships and place in the world. Funerals can be art that impacts attendees by sparking memories that last a lifetime.”

Education & Experience
  • Insurance Producer (NPN: 17069656)
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: dwight@einansatsunset.com

Mike Dotson

Michael L. Dotson Sr.

Funeral Director and Embalmer Intern

Bio

Mike moved to Richland in June from Bend, Oregon. He has been in the family funeral service business for 6 years. Mike has many years of experience with servicing families. He was ordained as a pastor through Real Life Christian Church, Bend, Oregon in 2011. He feels it has been a great privilege to work and minister to families who wish this service.

Mike is a Veteran of the United States Navy USS Chicago CG-11, a former student at Shasta Jr. College Redding California and Abdell Career Business College Medford, Oregon, and a former volunteer with hospice for nine years at Partners In Care Bend, Oregon, Band of Brothers (Veterans Helping Veterans) of Redmond, Oregon.

Mike has been with his best friend, his wife Caryl for 26 years. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren.  One granddaughter and six grandsons. Eight years old to nineteen years old. They now have three girls at home Rosie eleven, Mia five, and Tris year and a half old. They are their dogs.

Caryl and Mike enjoy church, reading, boating, fly fishing, dog training, golf, traveling to Hawaii, family and friends. They love to take long walks and enjoy all the wonders of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. 

Mike feels that "working for Einan's is a privilege". He says, "to work with the professional staff and to be around an environment of the beautiful grounds and the newly remodeled funeral home. I feel Einan’s is ahead of their time, with the New Event Center on their grounds that can provide for the most outstanding, and unforgettable Funeral or Memorial service." Mike describes his thoughts on what makes working at Einan's so different. "They allow me to work with each family with what their needs are, not ours. I can work as a Funeral Director and not as a cookie cutter funeral director like other funeral homes have you do. This is about you and your family and not about us. This allows me to help each family with what matters most to them." Mike also notes the quality of care that Einan's provides families. "Einan’s prides themselves in servicing each family with the utmost respect and dignity. This is also how I feel. We take such special care and gentleness with your love one that you should have no worries." Mike also describes the compassionate care given when making funeral arrangements at Einan's. "We also take that special effort and care in supporting you and guiding you through this process of funeral or cremation arrangements." I understand that you may have not been through this process before and I respect that and so does Einan’s. We are here to serve you!"

Education & Experience
  • 6 years in funeral services
  • Shasta College
  • Abdill Career Business College 
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
  • Former Volunteer with Hospice
  • Former Volunteer with Band of Brothers (Veterans Helping Veterans)
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: mike@einansatsunset.com

JaneC

Jane Cushman

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer (WA/OR)

Bio

Jane cares deeply about the work she does. She had the honor of planning both of her grandparents' services from start to finish and her stepfather's service as well. "Because of my funeral background, I was able to ease the way for my own family. I knew exactly what to ask and was able to fast-track the entire process. I realize most people don't have the opportunity to plan a lot of final farewells. Thus, one of our main goals at Einan's is to explain all the options so you have the ability to make informed decisions."

Jane understands there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to planning funeral or memorial services. What she appreciates most about Einan's is, "each family is given every opportunity to customize their loved one's services in their own way." Jane respects the needs of each individual family. About her work she ways, "I am here to support each family in any way I can."

Education & Experience
  • AS in Funeral Sciences from MHCC
  • Over 10 years in Financial Services
  • 7 years in Funeral Services
  • 5 years in Health Care
Contact
  • Phone: 509-943-1114
  • Email: jane@einansatsunset.com