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Our Staff

Our Staff

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Mike and Kristin Newman

Mike and Kristin Newman

Owners

C. Michael "Mike" Newman has been a licensed funeral director for nearly 40 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 20 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 have been parents to three of the best boxers.


Sara DeStefano

Sara DeStefano

Pet Care Specialist

Sara enjoys her position at Loyal Companion helping families and their beloved pets. She also loves volunteering  around the community & at humane societies, helping find animals their furever homes. Sara plans on continuing her education at Carroll County Community College as a Psych major. Aside from Loyal Companion, she has a "Creative Essentials" business in which she makes shower/bath products. Recently, Sara lost her furbaby, Benny, who will forever be in her heart and at home, she has a three legged rescued kitty cat, Mr. Pickles and a rescued Leopard Gecko, Sugie.


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.


Sue Utz

Sue Utz

Pet Care Specialist

Sue was a stay at home Mom for 15 years and now that her son is in college, she works part time at Loyal Companion.  She enjoys volunteering at church, gardening and yoga.  After the recent loss of her 17 year old mixed breed dog, she currently has a goat, several barn cats and many chickens.


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