Drew originates from a small community located in rural Southeastern Minnesota. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2010. Following graduation, he served families in many capacities in the Greater Chicago land area. Drew had continued his meaningful path assisting families for 7 years before joining International Cremation in 2019. He holds a Funeral Director and Embalmers License in both Florida and Minnesota. During his spare time, he enjoys frequenting local golf courses, attending sporting events, spending time with his family, and taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Bay area.
Cheyenne grew up in the New Port Richey/Holiday area where she attended Gulf Middle and High Schools. She received her A.S. in Funeral Services at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. After working for funeral homes in Dracut, MA and St. Petersburg, FL, she made the decision to come back home to Pasco county and currently resides in New Port Richey with her significant other, their 2 cats, Simon and Tasha, and their dog, Jughead.
Alissa E. Mitchell was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. After graduating high school in 2012 with honors, she discovered she felt particularly drawn to a vocation dealing with grief and death care, and realized her passion was in funeral services. Alissa has been a full time funeral home employee since May of 2018. She is currently a student at both St. Petersburg College and Saint Leo University, earning her A.S. degree in Funeral Services and her B.A degree in Business Management. It is her dream to continue her ministry to the community by earning her Funeral Director's license and becoming the manager (and maybe even owner) of a funeral home someday. In her spare time, Alissa is an avid advocate of IBD and Fibromyalgia Reseach and Awareness. Her hobbies include singing karaoke, practicing yoga, visiting the beach, cosplaying at Bay Area Ren Faire and local conventions, and attending church with her little sister.
Patricia is a licensed Pre-Need Counselor at International Cremation Services since 2019. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, moving to Hudson Florida with her husband in 2002. In 2016 she decided to change her career path and become a licensed Pre-Arrangement Counselor in funeral services and has never looked back.
In Patricia's spare time, she enjoys cooking, boating, cruising and shelling. Be sure to share your favorite recipe when you meet with her. She loves to collect client favorites.
Karen Ballantyne Foster joined the International Cremation family in 2019. She is a native of Gaylord, Michigan and has lived in Florida for 5 years. She enjoys crafting, macramé and spending time at the beach. Karen resides in Bayonet Point with her husband David and son Kole.
Soon after earning my degree at St. Petersburg College, I moved to Seattle Washington where I began my career in the Funeral industry. Working for the largest Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory in Washington State, I was trained with industry leaders to learn all aspects of pre-planning and end of life decisions.
I moved back to my hometown of St. Petersburg to care for my aging mother and have lived in the tri-county area ever since. With me, I brought the skills I learned to help others deal with their Cremation and Burial pre-arrangement plans.
While some things have changed over the years, my guiding principle and motto remains in tack: be honest, caring, considerate and show respect to all. It has served me well in life and especially in this business.
My wife and I live in Trinity, FL with our daughter who will be out of school soon and off into the real world. We also have two sons who have graduated college and are indeed in the real world. . . home during holidays and when money is in short supply.
Anne grew up in the quaint suburb of Cleveland, Ohio called Chagrin Falls and has a BFA from Ohio University. She moved to Sarasota where she met her husband of 25 years and are raising their son.
Anne enjoyed 20 years working in Home Care and Assisted Living where she guided families through that transition. Seeing the need for people to be better-prepared for end-of-life, she made the choice to redirect her efforts to that industry. Anne received her Pre-need license in 2015 and has been happy with her decision ever since.
Anne is very active in her community. She is a founding member of Partners for Positive Aging, past vice president of Mission Senior International, and a charter founding member of Women on the Move. Currently, Anne is a member of BNI and Senior Resources of the Suncoast, and is an advisor for Auxilias Leo Club, sponsored by Sarasota Lions Club.