Seth Viddal, COO Jane Anderson, Holistic Funeral Coordinator
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Seth started with The Natural Funeral as an intern as part of his studies at Naropa University. He added so much talent, enthusiasm, and over-all problem solving to so many aspects of the business that we wanted to make him our partner. Our clients tend to embrace his integrity and willingness to be present during their most difficult moments. His greatest gift is his uncanny ability to make each situation better than how it was before he arrived.Since 2016, I have been a death midwife and hospice volunteer. In 2019, out of a desire to share the powerful healing qualities of essential oils, I created a hospice aromatherapy program for the TRU Community In-Patient Care Unit in Longmont, CO. I currently facilitate the Rocky Mountain End-of-Life Collective, which is a network of death doulas and midwives offering death care in Northern Colorado. I also co-facilitate the Open Mind Open Heart death discussion group and write their monthly newsletter. I am so happy to be a part of The Natural Funeral team, providing guidance and support to our community.
Vicki Viddal, Human Resources and Family Support SpecialistMike Reagan, CEO
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Vicki brings her experience as mother, teacher, manager and friend to The Natural Funeral. She lets her heart lead when she serves families. When she isn’t working with The Natural Funeral, Vicki raises goats and chickens, tends her beautiful garden, and volunteers at her favorite local farms and schools. She is the proud mother of four spectacularly diverse children – Brittney, Jeremy, Ragen and Shepherd.Mike's journey in end-of-life care began during his formative high school years when he worked as a cemetery laborer and apprentice at a family-owned funeral home in his hometown of Medfield, Massachusetts. This early exposure laid the groundwork for what would become a lifelong dedication to serving individuals and families during their most tender and transformative moments.

He spent three decades in executive management, helping businesses become global technology leaders. In 2017, Mike returned to his roots in direct service, embracing roles as a hospice volunteer and end-of-life doula.

Each experience, from his humble beginnings to his executive management roles, has been a chapter in Mike's journey, preparing him to lead The Natural Funeral.

Driven by a deep-seated passion for making the world a better place, Mike seeks to revolutionize the funeral industry. He envisions a future where families are empowered with dignified and ecological deathcare options. With every endeavor, Mike aims to amplify the impact of The Natural Funeral, not only on our planet but also within our communities and families.
Ray Green, Holistic Funeral CoordinatorNicole Matarazzo, Celebrant
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Throughout my life, I have been interested in death and the mystery that shrouds it. The rituals of death intrigue me. In the early 2000s, I began to research the history of at-home funerals, family-led care of the deceased at home. In 2003, I joined Karen van Vuuren and Faith Davis to birth Natural Transitions, an educational non-profit. Our goal was to offer education about green after-death care practices and meaningful death care with family participation.
For nearly two decades, I have worked in hospice care at the bedside of the dying. I have assisted families with at-home funerals, and co-facilitated green, home funeral workshops. I believe that each person deserves to live and die with dignity. I am truly honored to support our TNF clients on their end-of-life journey at such an intimate time. To walk alongside you and those most dear to you is truly a gift.
Nicole’s poised and compassionate spirit as a Holistic Funeral Coordinator and Death Midwife offers a sense of peace to families facing a time that often feels overwhelming, uncertain and filled with grief. Nicole was initiated to end-of-life care through her work as a Child Life Specialist working in pediatrics with children diagnosed with AIDS and cancer. She has dedicated her heart and soul to the sacred space of death and dying and considers the invitation to this holy ground a privilege. With wisdom and a wealth of experience, Nicole supports families navigating the challenges of end-of-life care and after-death care decisions as a Death Midwife and Holistic Funeral Coordinator. Nicole founded End of Life Pathways in 2016 where she is a certified Death Midwife.
Gretchen Ford, Holistic Funeral AdministratorBen Martin, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®
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I first encountered The Natural Funeral at the death of my daughter in 2019. That day marked the first step on a journey of deepening my understanding and relationship to mortality. When I accepted the role of Holistic Funeral Administrator, it felt like I had found my vocational home. I enjoy using my administrative and communication skills to manage our work flow efficiently, so we can do what we do best, serving families with compassion and love. In my spare time, you'll find me hiking, reading, listening to podcasts, hanging out with my son, and connecting with my daughter.Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®
Serving Colorado, especially the Front Range and Foothills

Ben Martin is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute (

Through the years, Ben has shown a talent for crafting inspirational ceremonies and celebrations tailored to the unique needs of his audience. It has been his joy to officiate at such life-changing events as baby namings, graduations, weddings and funerals. Ben has been a writer by vocation and avocation for the last 37 years and brings a refined voice and creativity to each service. He recently published Prayers on the Road Home.

Ben completed his certification as a Life-Cycle Celebrant in 2016 with a special emphasis in both funerals and in ceremonies across-the-life cycle.
Becky Davis, Holistic Funeral Coordinator and Pre-Need ConsultantSusan Nemcek, Celebrant
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I moved to Colorado from Texas to open an End-of-Life Carehome with a dear friend. Our goal was to provide a peaceful, beautiful place for someone to spend their final season, receiving excellent care and surrounded by close family and friends. I learned that preparing for one’s own death is actually very empowering.

During the process of operating our carehome, we were able to connect with The Natural Funeral and discovered that we had the very same values. I was honored to join the TNF team in August of 2022. I spend most of my time helping people to make plans in advance of their death, talking to them about what they want and then determining how we can say “yes” to those plans. Having plans in place, and paid for, is a beautiful and thoughtful final gift for those you love the most.
My life of service in many capacities has brought me to TNF. I am the executive director    and founder of Willow Farm Contemplative Center and an ordained interfaith chaplain    and celebrant in Hygiene Colorado.  Willow Farm is an educational non profit that hosts meditation retreats, courses in contemplative approaches in living and dying, a vegetable and flower CSA, and TNF events and celebrations of life. The Farm also holds space for my private practice where as a homeopath and social work clinician, I specialize in treating grief, loss and trauma.
Queenie, Holistic Funeral Support DogDaniel Ziskin, PhD, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance and Technology
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Although Queenie is the smallest member of our team, she packs a lot of heart into her miniature body. She's always available for a visit.Daniel Ziskin is an Earth scientist, working for NASA, NOAA and currently NCAR. Although his professional specialty is data management of satellite observations, his life-long passion has been as an environmentalist. His expertise makes him a valuable member of The Natural Funeral team. Daniel is responsible for finance and technology.