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Mike and Kristin Newman

Mike and Kristin Newman
Owners

C. Michael "Mike" Newman has been a licensed funeral director for more than 25 years. He served two terms as President of the Cremation Association of North Carolina, an association dedicated to maintaining high standards for the funeral and cremation industry. He has been a Certified Crematory Operator for more than 10 years.

Kristin K. Newman grew up in Lancaster, PA and obtained a BS degree in Elementary Education before receiving her AAS in embalming and funeral service. Integrating both her education and funeral service degrees, she is able to meet needs on both personal and professional levels. In addition to their sons, the Newmans are rescue pet-parents of two cats and their sweet boxer, Bella.


   
Jeff Spielman

Jeff Spielman
Certified Crematory Operator and Pet Care Specialist

Jeff is retired from the Hanover Borough Fire Department after 35 years of service and is identifiable through his work with Medic 46. He is now retired after 25 years from Hanover Hospital as Captain of the Advanced Life Support Operations. He has enjoyed animals all of his life and currently is the pet parent of three cats, Fluffy, Luna and Chance.


   
Niki Petris-Smith

Niki Petris-Smith
Certified Crematory Operator and Pet Care Specialist

Niki is currently a Funeral Director at Panebaker Funeral Home and works full time at Loyal Companion. She enjoys being in the Hanover Exchange club and volunteering around her community. Niki is a graduate of Northampton Community College, where she earned her associates in Mortuary Sciences. She has two rabbits, Dave and Teela, who she raises with her husband, Joshua.


   
Kristin Hart

Kristin Hart
Pet Care Specialist

Kristin works part time at Loyal Companion. She is a graduate of Ohio University, where she earned her bachelors in Journalism. Along with her husband, DJ, she is a mom to two teenage sons and one mixed breed rescue dog, Cookie.


   

Rich Nachajski
Pet Care Specialist

Rich has spent most of his years in ministry and education - on both sides of the desk - and brings
his particular expertise to Loyal Companion as a Grief Recovery Specialist. Zoe, a mix of wildness
and love, grounds him in the pet-human experience.


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