At Serenity & Co. we pride ourselves on our compassion, commitment and integrity. Thus, our staff is comprised of the upmost dedicated and licensed professionals to bring ease and comfort during a difficult time. With the experience to answer any questions, concerns or otherwise that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff members at any time!
Jerry has over 40 years of business operations and ownership experience that has helped him get a deep understanding of operating a multiple location business. Jerry had an extensive and successful financial practice, including work with multiple large institutions throughout the country. Jerry has over 12 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery industry, and is the co-owner and CEO of Serenity and Company, LLC which started in 2007 and has grown to 20 funeral homes and cemeteries in 4 states. Jerry oversees the day to day business operations, human resources, payroll, and training functions of all the properties.
Steven I. McDonald
Steve has worked in the cemetery and funeral industry for more than 28 years in a variety of Management positions. Steve is co-owner and operator of Serenity and Company, LLC which started in 2007, and has grown to 20 locations in 4 states. Prior to starting Serenity and Company, he started his career with Prime Succession then moving on to become a Vice President at Service Corporation International. His experience and responsibilities overseeing locations and staffing in 10 states throughout the country now benefits Serenity today. Having this knowledge helps our locations and the communities they serve.
Ernest E. Martinez
Ernest E. Martinez is a lifelong resident of New Mexico and a licensed funeral director and embalmer in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada with over 22 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession. He joined Serenity and Company, LLC in November 2011 after overseeing funeral homes in the Gallup, New Mexico area for 6 years. Ernest became the Regional Manager of Operations in New Mexico in 2012. He leads the development and success of Serenity and Company's 7 funeral homes, 2 crematories, and 1 cemetery operations located in New Mexico. He currently sits on the Board as Vice President for the New Mexico Funeral Service Association and served as Sr. Deputy Medical Investigator in New Mexico.
Sharen Jones has over 18 years of experience in the cemetery industry. Sharen joined Serenity and Company, LLC in April 2007 and became the Regional Manager of Operations in Arkansas in 2011. She leads the development and success of Serenity and Company’s 8 cemetery properties located in Arkansas. She has expertise working with the technology behind all the cemetery operations throughout the country. Prior to joining our management team, Sharen operated and honed her cemetery skills while working at East Memorial Gardens in Texarkana, Arkansas starting in 1991.
Susan has 32 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession. She joined Serenity and Company, LLC in April 2009 as the licensed Cemetery Manager and Broker for Memory Gardens Cemetery in Concord, California. Prior to joining Serenity, she served 23 years in various leadership and operational positions for Service Corporation International in Arizona and California. At Serenity her role is to be the lead in all aspects of the successful day to day operations at the cemetery in California.
Rebekah has eighteen years of experience in various accounting, executive and administrative roles in multiple industries. She was Office Manager and Bookkeeper to a local small business in Phoenix for many years prior to joining Serenity. Rebekah joined Serenity and Company, LLC in November 2008. Her role as Accounting Manager is to organize, manage and insure the accuracy of all of Serenity & Company’s financial and operational data. She oversees all financial matters, and the daily operations of all locations along with all State, Federal and local business processes.
Human Resources Manager
Cheyenne has been employed at Serenity and Company, LLC in their Human Resources department since November 2017. Cheyenne oversees the companies employee HR needs and focuses on leadership. She spends her time in areas of Employee Relations, Recruitment, Employee Development and Training, Benefits Management and Risk Management as well. Since starting at Serenity she has developed many programs regarding employee safety and assisted in implementing several social media campaigns. Cheyenne’s prior experience has been in management, insurance, and customer service. She is currently studying for her SHRM-CP and PHR.
Kimberly Bright, PHR
Kim has over 8 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession, and she joined Serenity and Company, LLC in April 2011 as its Human Resources Manager. Kim has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of organizational administration, human resources, training and people development. At Serenity her role was to lead and oversee all aspects of Human Resources, Training, Safety, Labor Law and Risk Management, as well as Business Administration. Kim is a PHR and is presently working toward her Business Law Degree from Arizona State University. While going for her degree Kim has taken a behind the scenes position with Serenity offering support as needed.