Our Staff

Tom E. Antram

Tom E. Antram

President & CEO

Besides leading the French Family of Companies, Tom is active in the Albuquerque community currently serving as the Board Chairman for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and is President-elect of Rotary Club of Albuquerque.  Tom has previously served in positions with the United Way of Central New Mexico and the Ronald McDonald House.

Telephone: 1-505-515-3636

Email: TomA@FrenchFunerals.com


Glenn Rosenbaum

Glenn Rosenbaum

Vice President

Completing 18 years with FRENCH in various capacities, Glenn currently oversees the funeral division.  Glenn is also active in the community and is the current Board Chair for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico.

Telephone: 1-505-515-3636

Email: GlennR@FrenchFunerals.com


Christopher Keller

Christopher Keller

Vice President

Chris came to the French Family of Companies through the financial services industry and has grown to love cemetery operations.  He is currently overseeing a master plan our Sunset Memorial Park campus which includes new development as well as Best Friends Pet Cremation services.  Chris is an elder in his church and has served in leadership positions with ARCA as well as the JDRF.  Chris currently serves on the board of ICCFA, a national trade organization supporting cemetery and funeral operations.

Telephone: 1-505-515-3636

Email: ChrisK@Sunset-Memorial.com


Mark Ballard

Mark Ballard

Director of Sales - Advance Planning and Sunset Memorial Park

Mark is a native New Yorker who brings a wealth of knowledge to his job as Director of Sales.  He has previously worked in the advertising industry serving radio and television and is extremely knowledgeable about the Albuquerque area.  It is that knowledge that helps Mark talk to the community about the importance of making advance plans.  Mark also has been the chairman of the JDRF golf committee and has helped raise over 1 million dollars for juvenile diabetes research over the years.

Telephone: 1-505-275-7200

Email: MarkB@FrenchFunerals.com


Kevin Fuller

Kevin Fuller

Communications Director

Kevin brings a bold and diverse background to FRENCH after working in communication jobs with PNM, Albuquerque Police Department, and various non-profits. Kevin also currently serves as the Board Chair for the Albuquerque Press Club.

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: KevinF@FrenchFunerals.com


J. Buck Dyck

J. Buck Dyck

Managing Director - Wyoming Blvd

Jonathan "Buck" Dyck serves as our leader for the Wyoming location as well as overseeing the Cremation Society of NM.  What began for Buck as a part-time job with FRENCH has become a calling for the past 10 years.

Telephone: 1-505-823-9400

Email: BuckD@FrenchFunerals.com


Glenn Zachry

Glenn Zachry

Managing Director - Westside & Rio Rancho

Glenn has been involved with serving families in the Albuquerque area for over 25 years and currently is the managing director overseeing two facilities on the Westside and Rio Rancho.


Telephone: 1-505-897-0300

Email: GlennZ@FrenchFunerals.com


Apollo Miller

Apollo Miller

Managing Director - Lomas and University Blvd

Apollo joined French Funerals & Cremations over 7 years ago coming to us from the Atlanta area.  When not at work, you may find Apollo riding his motorcycle or walking his dog Pete.

Telephone: 1-505-275-3500

Email: ApolloM@FrenchFunerals.com


Trinity Montoya

Trinity Montoya

Assistant Manager / Funeral Director

With close to 20 years in the funeral industry and over 12 years with FRENCH, Trinity's compassion and expertise in serving is a blessing to the families that she serves in the community surrounding our University location.


Email: TrinityM@FrenchFunerals.com


David Cruz

David Cruz

Assistant Manager / Funeral Director

With deep ties to Rio Rancho and Sandoval county, David serves as the leader of our location in Rio Rancho and currently serves on the board of directors for the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce.  David also owns and operates ChoppHearse which was created to offer all motorcycle enthusiasts a safe, dignified farewell.

Telephone: 1-505-338-2000

Email: DavidC@FrenchFunerals.com


Stephanie Dyck

Stephanie Dyck

Care Center Supervisor / Funeral Director

A native of Pecos, NM, Stephanie ensures that each and every loved one that comes into our care is treated with dignity and respect.  With over 10 years of experience with FRENCH, Stephanie and her team are honored to be entrusted with that care.

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: StephanieD@FrenchFunerals.com


Harold Hamilton

Harold Hamilton

Funeral Director

A Missouri transplant, Harold has been with FRENCH for over 20-years and still enjoys guiding families through the difficult process when a loved one is lost.

Telephone: 1-505-275-3500

Email: HaroldH@FrenchFunerals.com


Joel Chavez

Joel Chavez

Funeral Director

With over 15-years serving families at FRENCH, Joel is currently a senior funeral director at our Lomas location. 

Telephone: 1-505-275-3500

Email: JoelC@FrenchFunerals.com


Shelia Hocker

Shelia Hocker

Funeral Director

Originally a Texas native and a former funeral home owner in Grants, NM, Shelia has been serving the families in the Albuquerque community with FRENCH for over 17 years.  Shelia works out of our University location.

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: SheliaH@FrenchFunerals.com


Steve Simko

Steve Simko

Funeral Director

A native of Hungary and South Florida, Steve serves our Westside community from our location on Golf Course Rd.  Steve is an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Telephone: 1-505-897-0300

Email: SteveS@FrenchFunerals.com


Richard Stewart

Richard Stewart

Funeral Director

Richard "Rick" Stewart is a grandson of our founder, Chester T. French and has served in many capacities through the years.  He currently serves families in our Lomas location and is completing his 35th year ministering to families with FRENCH.

Telephone: 1-505-275-3500

Email: RichardS@FrenchFunerals.com


Chris Jogi

Chris Jogi

Funeral Director

Chris is passionate about his dedication to serving families in need in our community. On his time away from work, Chris like to hike in the mountains with his German Shepherd, Aurora.

Telephone: 1-505-824-9400

Email: ChrisJ@FrenchFunerals.com


Luke Rogers

Luke Rogers

Funeral Director

A native New Mexican with funeral service in his genes, Luke has been with FRENCH for 5 years.  Luke cut his teeth in funeral service with his grandfather in Lovington, NM.  Luke leads our caring team of professionals who assist in bringing loved ones into our care as well as meeting with families in need.

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: LukeR@FrenchFunerals.com


Larry Conte

Larry Conte

Funeral Director

Compassion and empathy are the hallmarks of Larry's service at FRENCH.  Larry became interested in funeral service in Chicago and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and moved to Albuquerque.  He serves our families from the Lomas location.


Telephone: 1-505-275-3500

Email: LarryC@FrenchFunerals.com


JoAnne Kolb

JoAnne Kolb

Funeral Director - Intern

Although she called Long Island, NY home for many years, FRENCH and Albuquerque is where JoAnne calls home today.  JoAnne has several years of experience in funeral service in New York as well as Gallup, NM.  She is currently finishing her curriculum at McAllister Institute of Funeral Service.

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: JoAnneK@FrenchFunerals.com


Manuel Mora

Manuel Mora

Funeral Director - Intern

Manuel, or "Manny", started with FRENCH after serving in funeral homes in Farmington, NM and Denver, CO. He comes to funeral service after a successful career in the United States Coast Guard.

Telephone: 1-505-823-9400

Email: ManuelM@FrenchFunerals.com


Gailyn Barela

Gailyn Barela

Funeral Director

Gailyn is a native New Mexican who was able to relocate back to New Mexico this summer from Minnesota where she had been a funeral director for over 10 years. 

Telephone: 1-505-843-6333

Email: GailynB@FrenchFunerals.com


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