Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Forest Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Chris has been actively serving families around the Gresham/Portland/Salem area since 2006. He originally started as a grounds keeper while going to engineering school at Mt. Hood Community College. But two years into his education he realized that he could have a larger impact by serving his community. He then switched his major and became a mortician, graduating from Mt. Hood Community College Funeral Service program in 2009.
Chris has an amazing support at home from his wife and four children. During his free time, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his children doing and enjoying the wonders they see and wish to partake in. They enjoy camping, watching football, and playing boards games together.
It is a daily honor for Chris to serve our families we care for and his staff.
Cemetery and Funeral Advisor
Amy started in the industry as Family Service before moving to Administration in 2017. Born and raised in Portland, she moved to the midwest for several years before returning home to the Pacific NW. Amy brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.