Outstanding service is our #1 priority

Get to know the Evergreen Washelli staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.

Our professional staff are the most knowledgeable in our profession and care about each and every family we serve. We will offer expert advice and guidance and make sure that every detail is handled in a professional and very personal manner.

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Scott Sheehan

General Manager

ScottSheehanI’m responsible for company operations in the greater Seattle area. I’ve lived in Seattle for just over 18 years. I have worked at evergreen Washelli since 1997. I’m consistently amazed at how much this profession can and will surround us in all we do. Life, family, Church, friends– I carry with me at all times how important our profession is to all aspects of life and ultimately death. This profession also helps to remind us how fragile and fleeting life can be. I feel very fortunate to be a part of something special here at Evergreen Washelli. Yes, it sounds cliché, but my career is about the families we are privileged to serve and the teams of people I have had the opportunity to work with now and in the past.

Personally, throughout my career here at Evergreen Washelli, I have had the good fortune to watch my three daughters grow, learn, mature, graduate high school, work towards completion of their college degrees, and even begin careers. In my time away from the office, I can be found woodworking, fixing, building, and generally being a menace in my shop and garage. I have a strong affinity for health and fitness, reading, and happen to love old cars, hotrods and motorcycles.


Rich Winter

Director of Sales and Marketing

My career began in August of 1992, when I started working for a small, rural cemetery in the West Valley area of Yakima. Since then, I have had the opportunity of working with multiple cemeteries and funeral homes and serving hundreds of families. My area of responsibility at Evergreen-Washelli is over preneed sales and marketing, which is employed by the efforts of our Family Service, Lobby and Community Outreach teams.

I find it rewarding that I am able to directly and indirectly care for the families we are so privileged to serve. To me, customer service is more than just something we do when we need to. It is the entire experience a family receives when they use our funeral home or cemetery, from the moment they walk in the doors, to years afterward, when they are visiting loved ones in one of our beautiful cemeteries.

As a Washington native, I have grown to love the mountains and spend much of my spare time taking my two teen-aged daughters hiking and camping. It sure is tough to beat the Pacific Northwest!


Brian Braathen

Funeral Home Manager (Seattle)

BrianBraathenWe celebrate, honor, and love life. I have come to know how short life truly is, and am honored to help families/people at the time of great loss. It is important to me we do all we can to exceed the expectations of the family… they deserve nothing less. We do this by supporting our employees and helping provide the resources needed to deliver an outstanding event for all those in attendance.

I am grateful for the trust families place in us and for the opportunity to help people and their family members, at one of their most difficult and trying times in this life.

I am a lifelong resident of this area, growing up in Mukilteo. I have been married for 22 years and alongside my beautiful wife have been able to raise an awesome family… two boys and a girl. Some say they’ve given me my grey hair… others say it’s work…likely it’s the work as my kids can do no wrong.

 


Kevin Smith

Location Manager/Funeral Director (Bothell)

KevinSmithI began my position as Location Manager/Funeral Director with Life Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell on September 30, 2012. I oversee the daily operations of our Bothell facility and as a Funeral Director, I have the opportunity to talk to families and get an understanding about how we can best celebrate and remember their loved ones life. Through this process, listening and presenting unique ideas helps them realize that a funeral, reception or life celebration can become a positive and meaningful experience that they will always remember.

My wife and I moved to Washington in March of 2012 to be closer to our son, daughter-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren. Our family enjoys being outdoors and appreciating the endless beauty of the pacific northwest.

A lot of families have changed their philosophies over the years as to what they want when a person dies. Today, in most cases it is not the traditional funeral. We are a family owned business and I appreciate the progressive mindset of the owners and fellow managers to be willing to listen to what the consumer wants and be able to provide that.

My favorite and most rewarding moments are when someone says “Thank you for everything you did to help us”.


Dan White

Northern Territory Sales Manager

danwhitesmI joined Evergreen Washelli in 2014 as the Sales Manager for Abbey View Memorial Park located in Brier, WA. I work out of our beautiful Abbey View Memorial Park location in Brier, WA. Most people are not familiar with Brier. It is a small city surrounded by Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Lynnwood, and Bothell. I work closely with our funeral home in Bothell, Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli, to serve families in the northern Seattle area, Everett, and the Eastside. I find this industry to be very rewarding personally because of the many families we are privileged to serve during one of the most difficult times in their lives. I also strive to educate many families on the benefits of preplanning.

After living in several regions of the United States, my vote is for the Northwest. I have lived in the Greater Seattle area since 1999. My wife and I enjoy camping and hiking with our dog Breezy.  We also enjoy spending time with our 4 grandchildren. We love to experience the many dining options that support the local farmers here the Northwest. Even though I am not a native to Seattle, the Seahawks and the Mariners are my teams!


Brenda Spicer

Cemetery Office Manager

BrendaSpicerAs the Cemetery Office Manager I oversee the administrative staff, columbarium, ordering of markers, and the scheduling of cemetery events. My job has me interacting with all depts. on a daily basis to assist and care for the families we serve, in addition to that, I handle cemetery related, tours, social media, and sit on the Veterans Cemetery Board, which is a committee of veterans that advise and plan the Memorial Day and Veterans Day event held at Evergreen Washelli.

I moved to Seattle when I was six months old. I grew up right here in this neighborhood, and I still remember the old Seattle icons—the twin teepees restaurant, Sambos, Shakey’s Pizza, Farrell’s ice cream…

I started working at Evergreen Washelli in 2007, after my father died. Seven years now, I still enjoy coming to work each and every day. It’s the warm feeling of working with family, with a common goal to serve. Not to mention, being surrounded by 155 acres of the most beautiful property in Seattle on a brisk Autumn day doesn’t hurt either.


Joe Carter

Cemetery Superintendent

JoeCarterI have been with the company for 13 years and have had the pleasure of holding many positions during that time. I started as a seasonal/temporary employee, working as a trimmer and have found value in all my positions over these years. I have come to understand the importance of heritage and how people use our property to reflect and find refuge. It gives me great reward overseeing the Seattle and Brier cemeteries by providing a place for families and our community to come together and remember, as well as having a peaceful resting place for their loved ones.