Gillian Fitzhugh — Bio coming soon!
Jaclyn P. Curtis is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in Springfield Massachusetts. She graduated with an AAS in Mortuary Science from FINE, and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UMass Amherst. She has professional training as a Certified Funeral Service Provider and Certified Special Events Provider, and Cremation Certifications with both the NFDA and CANA. As a funeral director, Jackie has comforted and connected with families and she is supportive in teaching and explaining all traditional and non-traditional funeral options, including green funeral services and natural burials. Jackie enjoys hiking, attending outdoor concerts, and playing with her fur-baby Nikki. She is enthusiastic to join the movement to help expand choices for families in every space, and advance green burial options.
Emily B. Miller is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and founder of GBC-certified cemetery Colorado Burial Preserve. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Religions from Reed College, she studied Funeral Service Education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. It was in funeral directing classes that Emily first learned of natural burial as an option. In her later experiences in helping families connect with funeral options, she found the options for wild final resting places lacking in Colorado and resolved to join the movement.
Lacey Ausburn is a licensed practical nurse that has decided to make a career change. She is working toward her associate degree in mortuary science, which is where she discovered her interest in green burial. Lacey is from Deerlodge, a small town in east Tennessee and is the mother of three beautiful children.
Mia Nickelson has a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology from Ball State University. Her education provided her with a strong foundation of knowledge on how our cultural and environmental paradigms interact, an interaction that we see in burial practices across the globe. Her work history with fair trade vendors makes her especially passionate about following environmental principles. She also has professional experience in the nonprofit and higher education sectors with a heavy focus on policy compliance. In 2021, she volunteered with The Order of The Good Death to research current green burial offerings across the US and Canada. She is excited to use her professional experience and compliance skills to support death positivity and the green burial movement.