Board Members & Staff

Board Members

Dr. Randy Sharp
Board Chairman
Randy L. Sharp, DVM is a veterinarian in the Reno area and has been practicing veterinary medicine in the state of Nevada for 31 years. A Reno native, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University College of Agriculture and subsequently a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He currently serves as an Elder of Administration and is on the Board of Directors at Calvary Chapel Carson City. He is enrolled in the Distance Learning Correspondence Program at Calvary Chapel Bible College, Murrieta, California pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.
Lorretta Guazzini
Lorretta Guazzini was born in Stockton, California and moved to Nevada in 1974. Lorretta is married to Ted Guazzini, a Fallon farmer/rancher. Lorretta spent half of her life as a cosmetologist, owning and operating salons both in California and Nevada. She started out by doing hair at the local Mortuary from time to time and she was guided by a special hand into the funeral profession. Completely out of her comfort zone, she began studying and researching the industry. There was some property she had her eye on and with the help of county commissioners and a bank, her future dream was made possible. Thirteen acres of farm ground became a funeral home with Chapel, viewing rooms, a reception area, a cemetery with columbariums, a veterans section, scattering garden and Green Burial Grounds, and a pond to help irrigate the grounds. A retort (crematory) was purchased, the first for Fallon, and five years later she added a second retort for pet cremations. She has been involved in the Look Good Feel Good program for cancer patients. She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and a Certified Grief Counselor. Her and her husband volunteer for many charity events in Fallon, he the auctioneer and her the clerk. Lorretta has spent her life time helping other people, guiding people at the most heartbreaking time in their lives. Her days are spent meeting with families or working in the cemetery where she maintains the watering system and any plantings. She loves what she does and is gratified by being to help guide these families, “When Caring Counts,” she will be there, 24-7.
Brian Rebman
Brian C. Rebman, returned to his home town of Moapa Valley to become a funeral director / embalmer in 1992. He earned his Funeral Services degree from Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. After a short stint with a mortuary in Las Vegas, Nevada, the opportunity to manage the mortuary in Logandale became a reality. Brian has enjoyed serving the families of Southern Nevada for over twenty years. Living near the mortuary has brought the unique opportunity of having my sons work with at the mortuary, from doing yard work to working funerals. We really live the motto, "Our family serving your family".
Bart Burton
Bart Burton graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College in 1985. He began working for Palm Mortuary after graduation and is currently the Southwest Personal Care Center and Crematory Director for SCI. Bart serves on the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards as the Director for District 9 and served as President of The Conference in 2014. He is married with two daughters.
Adam Garcia
Adam Garcia is the University of Nevada, Reno’s Assistant Vice President and Director for Police Services, having served nearly 40 years in the field of law enforcement, fire service and emergency management, including UNR; Director of Public Safety for the City of Center Line, Michigan and patrol officer, sergeant and lieutenant with the Saginaw, Michigan Police Department. Garcia is a graduate of the 224th session of the FBI National Academy, holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice; a Master of Arts degree in Political Science; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice; an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice and is a certified fire fighter I & II. In addition, Adam is an adjunct faculty member at UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College and is a published researcher.
Mr. Garcia has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career, with the most recent recognition from the National Association of Campus Safety as the 2016 Police Director of the Year.
Christopher Naylor
Gerald Hitchcock
Gerald Hitchcock is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and has held licenses in California, Montana and Nevada. He has served as a licensed funeral Director and Embalmer for over 43 years. He is currently the owner, for the past 18 years, of the Freitas Rupracht funeral Home in Yerington. He is also a member of the NFDA and currently serves as the Nevada Representative on the NFDA Policy Board. He is also active in his local community of Yerington and serves as a Board member of the south Lyon Medical Center District Board. Mr. Hitchcock is also a graduate of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and served as the Carbon County Coroner in Red Lodge, Montana and had also been a Deputy Coroner in Inyo County, Bishop, California. He is married to his wife, Cindy, who is co-owner and Office Manager to the funeral home. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Board Staff

Jennifer Kandt
Executive Director
Marie Paakkari
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Wayne Fazzino

Board Counsel

Henna Rasul
Senior Deputy Attorney General