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Mitch Mitchell Mitch Mitchell
President
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President, Engineer/Project Manager for both Capstone Engineering and Harshaw Trane, Army military, veteran Combat Engineer, Doctorate of Philosophy in Strategic Management from Sullivan University, Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Managing Information Technology from Sullivan University


Gary Bridgewater Gary Bridgewater
Faculty Member
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Faculty Member, BS in Business Administration and History from University of Pikeville, Graduate Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Kentucky Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator and Cremation Arranger - ICCFA 2014

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Alisa Perkins Alisa Perkins
Dean of Students
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Dean of Students, BA in Chemistry from Berea College, MS in Chemistry from the University of Louisville, Certified Cremation Arranger and Operator - ICCFA 2015

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Lee Gohmann

Lee Gohmann
Faculty Member
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A Indiana University (Southeast)  Major in History, Minor in Communications, Certificate in Supervision, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer in Indiana and Florida, Licensed Preneed Sales Agent, Certified Cremation Arranger and Crematory Operator, ICCFA 2015

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Chuck Lewis

Chuck Lewis
Clinical Coordinator
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Bachelor’s Degree Indiana University (Southeast), BGS. Major: History; Minors: Anthropology and Geosciences, AAS in Funeral Service from Mid-America College, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Indiana and Kentucky, Certified Crematory Operator and Cremation Arranger – ICCFA 2015, Pursuing a Master’s degree at Missouri State University in American Studies

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Angela Persinger Angela Persinger
Office Manager
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Office Manager, AAS in Medical Assisting from Brown Mackey College

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Amy Baxley

Amy Baxley
Faculty Member
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M.S.Ed. in Literacy, Language, and Culture from Indiana University Bloomington, BGS from Indiana University Southeast, Certified Grief Counselor from American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Certified Cremation Arranger and Operator- ICCFA 2017

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Sonja Pierce Sonja Pierce
Librarian
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Cole Imperi

Cole Imperi
Faculty Member
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Cole Imperi is a designer and dual-certified thanatologist. She is the Owner and Creative Director of Doth, a deathcare-specific consulting firm. Cole is a Certified Integrative Thanatologist and Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is a Certified Crematory Operator.  She serves on the Advisory Board for the Art of Dying Institute.

 
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Scott Barton

Scott Barton
Faculty Member
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Scott T. Barton is from San Diego, California. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He completed his Funeral Service Education Degree at Mt. Hood Community College. He is currently in the dissertation-writing phase of his PhD. 

 

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Jackie Bode

Jackie Bode
Faculty Member
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Jackie has her MA in Communication Management from Webster in Liberty, MO and her BA in Psychology and Communication from William Jewell College University in St. Louis, MO. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Christian Hospital Foundation in St. Louis, MO. She has four years of online teaching experience prior to her joining our faculty team.

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Melissa Traino

Melissa Traino
Faculty Member
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Melissa, has a Master in Art from Brooklyn College, a BA in Psychology from John Jay College, and a AAS in Mortuary Science from Nassau college. She is a Licensed Funeral Director in the state of New York and Florida. Melissa has over 18 years’ experience in the death care profession and teaching.