Tawnya offers presentations and workshops on topics that include but are not limited to:
- Home Funerals & Community Death Care (law, logistics, ritual, & more)
- Medical Aid in Dying
- Voluntary Stopping of Eating & Drinking
- Eulogy & Obituary Writing
- Eco-Friendly Options in Death
- Grief in the Workplace
- Disenfranchised Grief
- Suicidal Ideation
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End-of-Life Doula, CEOLC First Vice-President & Co-Founder
My passion is to help create unique, one-of-a kind tributes for those who wish to leave a legacy of their personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to future generations. My specialty is Living Celebration of Life Memorials, also known as Living Funerals, Living Wakes… The Celebration of a Lifetime. I look forward to hearing your life story!
We are a back-to-basics, truly family-owned and operated funeral provider featuring our on-site crematory. From traditional services to cremation, we strive to ensure that every family that we serve feels safe, seen, and cared for. Kelsi holds a degree as a Mortuary Science Practitioner. In 2008, she passed the national board exams through the International Conference in both the Science and Arts section.…
Cindy Kaufman offers audiences her wide range of skills as an educator, speaker, and international best-selling author of “The Mortal’s Guide to Dying Well – Practical Wisdom From an End of Life Doula.” Cindy’s end-of-life experiences working directly with patients and families spans more than 25 years, giving her a breadth and depth of knowledge that allows her to create presentations, seminars, webinars, and courses befitting audiences of any size or variety.…
Kelsi Tesone Mathews
Kelsi Tesone Mathews from In Memoriam is honored to offer hospice, hospital, social worker, nurse and other professional education sessions. In Memoriam offers facility tours and decedent care classes at In Memoriam’s discretion. As a Mortuary Science Practitioner (Embalmer and Funeral Director), Kelsi Tesone Mathews offers a plethora of knowledge and hands-on expertise in the importance of ceremony, restoration of the decedent, and support for a grieving family.
Tawnya is a Home Funeral Guide, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Grief Companion. She offers home funeral education and support, custom ceremonies across the life-cycle with an emphasis in death and dying, and bereavement support.
Home funerals are when the bereaved choose to tend to the decedent themselves and/or hold a home vigil/viewing/wake with the decedent in the privacy of their own home or space.…
End-of-Life Doula, CEOLC President and Co-Founder
My mission is to be a compassionate companion on life’s final journey. With a calm and loving presence, I advocate for the dying person and his/her personal choices about End-of-Life decisions and care, as well as providing much-needed support for the loved ones. I hope to inspire others to see death as a natural transition with its own innate gifts and beauty, rather than something to be feared and avoided.