Preserving our cemeteries through proven strategies

David Shanteau

Dave is a second-generation cemeterian with 40 years of experience in cemetery management and consulting. For 35 years he has served as an Executive Director and President of an 80 acre, not-for-profit cemetery in Southwest Ohio, where he successfully managed all aspects of administrative operations, sales, grounds maintenance, and the planning and growth of the property.

As a cemetery consultant, David has shared his expertise and passion about cemetery management and preservation with numerous independent, municipal, and township-owned cemeteries in Ohio. He has also been actively involved in the development of Ohio cemetery laws and regulations. Dave has served as chair for multiple statewide boards and commissions, including the Ohio Association of Cemeteries and Funeral Directors and the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission.

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Emily French

Emily is an experienced cemeterian with a special expertise in identifying and applying technology solutions to streamline cemetery business operations. In addition, she possesses a broad understanding of cemetery administration, sales, maintenance, customer relations, multi-cultural issues, and cemetery law. Emily is a 2008 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. As an intregal partner in our cemetery consultancy, Emily has developed expertise in environmental sustainability and its increasing application within the cemetery industry.

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