Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.  We feel it is an honor to serve familes at their time of need.  We are here for you from the first hour and always. 

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George Estes Cemetery Manager George@valleymemorialpark.com

George has been part of Valley Memorial Park since 1981.  It is an honor to have George as such a valued employee who has given his life and be of service to the families that have come to VMP to bury their loved ones.  George has also given back to the community by being part of the Novato Rotary for 39 years and a Scout Master for over 20 years and is still active with the Marin Council of BSA.  He is also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and mostly worked with the youth groups here in Novato. 

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Jaguar Rude Funeral Director / Embalmer Jaguar@valleymemorialpark.com

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Jesus Santana Grounds Manager Jesus@valleymemorialpark.com

Jesus has been with Valley Memorial Park since July 1999.  He started here at VMP as a Grounds Keeper and has worked his way up to being the Grounds Manager.  Not only is he a Grounds Manager, but Jesus is everyones "Go to Guy"  Jesus can pretty much do and help in every department there is at VMP.  From selling property, managing the Crematory, helping with funerals andwering the phones and yes even the Accounting.  Jesus has a heart of gold and it shows when he is  working with families helping them to find that special burial spot for their loved one.  Jesus gives to the staff and families that come to VMP 110% of his time, attention and care.  We are so very fortunate to have Jesus as our friend, co-worker and employee.   

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Lauren Elkin III CEO Lauren@valleymemorialpark.com

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Mark Mulholland Funeral Manager Mark@valleymemorialpark.com

Mark signed on with Valley Memorial Park November 2018.  His previous employment was Director of Funeral Services for the Catholic Diocesa of Sacramento and prior to that Mark was the General Manger of Duggen Serra Mortuary in Daly City.  We are very fornutate to have Mark on our team as he has extensive experience as a Funeral Director and with helping families.  Mark has a passion to care for and give support and treats his positioin like a Ministry to families during some of the most impactful times of their lives.  

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Raye Lee Estes Administration

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Sherri Jacobs Accounting / Marketing sherri@valleymemorialpark.com

I came to Valley Memorial Park in December of  2016.  I am new at this type of business. Once I realized what a valuable service our company is to the community, I started a mission of getting the word out that there is a new Funeral Home in town.  One that can take care of all of a familes burial, funeral, cremation and celebration of life needs on their worst day.  In hopes that we can make it a little easier for them. I am very proud of Valley Memorial Park and the contributions they put forward in the community.

George Estes

Cemetery Manager
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George has been part of Valley Memorial Park since 1981.  It is an honor to have George as such a valued employee who has given his life and be of service to the families that have come to VMP to bury their loved ones.  George has also given back to the community by being part of the Novato Rotary for 39 years and a Scout Master for over 20 years and is still active with the Marin Council of BSA.  He is also an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and mostly worked with the youth groups here in Novato. 

Jaguar Rude

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Jesus Santana

Grounds Manager
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Jesus has been with Valley Memorial Park since July 1999.  He started here at VMP as a Grounds Keeper and has worked his way up to being the Grounds Manager.  Not only is he a Grounds Manager, but Jesus is everyones "Go to Guy"  Jesus can pretty much do and help in every department there is at VMP.  From selling property, managing the Crematory, helping with funerals andwering the phones and yes even the Accounting.  Jesus has a heart of gold and it shows when he is  working with families helping them to find that special burial spot for their loved one.  Jesus gives to the staff and families that come to VMP 110% of his time, attention and care.  We are so very fortunate to have Jesus as our friend, co-worker and employee.   

Lauren Elkin III

CEO
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Mark Mulholland

Funeral Manager
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Mark signed on with Valley Memorial Park November 2018.  His previous employment was Director of Funeral Services for the Catholic Diocesa of Sacramento and prior to that Mark was the General Manger of Duggen Serra Mortuary in Daly City.  We are very fornutate to have Mark on our team as he has extensive experience as a Funeral Director and with helping families.  Mark has a passion to care for and give support and treats his positioin like a Ministry to families during some of the most impactful times of their lives.  

Raye Lee Estes

Administration
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Sherri Jacobs

Accounting / Marketing
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I came to Valley Memorial Park in December of  2016.  I am new at this type of business. Once I realized what a valuable service our company is to the community, I started a mission of getting the word out that there is a new Funeral Home in town.  One that can take care of all of a familes burial, funeral, cremation and celebration of life needs on their worst day.  In hopes that we can make it a little easier for them. I am very proud of Valley Memorial Park and the contributions they put forward in the community.