2017 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Recap

Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Maintenance Seminar, held at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Green Acres was a gracious host, and we truly appreciate Amie Gazda and her staff for working so hard to make sure this event was the success it was!

We had a great line up of speakers this year that covered everything from pavement, to water regulations, to safety, and more.

Thank You Speakers

Jared Jones, Cholla Pavement – “Pavement Maintenance/Dust Control”
Kathy Tuley, Catholic Mutual Group – “Workplace Safety”
Colton Cuff, ExecuScapes Landscape Management – “Easy Ways to Increase Curb Appeal”
Sgt Larry Davis, Phoenix PD – “Gangs in Arizona”
Ms. Einav Henenson and Mr. Jeff Tannler, AZ Dept of Water Resources – “Conservation Requirements & Low-Water Plants”

Backhoe Rodeo

Our backhoe rodeo was heavily participated in, and everyone had a great time. A big congratulations to our winners:

1st – Ryan Henderson with Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery
2nd – Raul Valladares with Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery
3rd – David Crossen with Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery & Funeral Home

Invention Competition

Our Invention Competition had two entries this year, so both were awarded for participating

Paul from Paradise Memorial Gardens created this marker display so that families can see their marker easier.

Charles Poole with City of Mesa Cemetery created this grappling hook that makes it easy to bring down broken tree branches that are stuck high in a tree

Vendors and Sponsors

These great vendors came out and spent the day with us…thank you for your support!


Thank You to our Lunch Sponsor:


Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

We hope that everyone that attended gained something valuable from meeting new vendors/customers, connecting with old vendors/customers, and listening to our educational speakers.