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Cynthia Odin Barbaro Office Manager cynthia@brewerfuneral.com

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Charles P. Brewer Founder

Affectionately known as “Pat” Brewer, he was born in Campbellsville, KY, and brought up in Palatka, FL. In 1965, Pat started his funeral business in Brooksville as “Brewer Memorial”. He has been married to his lovely wife Yvonne for over 50 years, has 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pat graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming, and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Federal and State Disaster Responder. He and Yvonne both enjoy retirement in RV traveling and re-building antique cars, and his hobbies include cooking and traveling.

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Barry K. Brewer, Sr. President barry@brewerfuneral.com

Barry was born in Daytona Beach, FL. Before moving to Brooksville, Barry spent several summers working as a Life Guard on the beach. Barry joined Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Inc. in 1984, becoming Executive Vice President in 1992 and advancing to the Presidency of the company in 1994. A licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Barry began his career as a Funeral attendant at a Tampa, Florida Funeral Home.

His corporate management skills were fine-tuned while associated with Equity Corporation International (ECI, a funeral and cemetery consolidator). He joined ECI in 1994 after negotiating the merger of Brewers with ECI. He was area manager and a member of the ECI Corporation Development Team.

Prior to joining Brewer, he was the General Manager and Director of Diversified Concrete Products, Inc., in Hudson, Florida. He sold the business to begin his career in the Funeral Industry. Mr. Brewer holds other business interests in funeral industries. He holds degrees in Business Management and Funeral Science from the University of South Florida, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Miami-Dade Community College. Barry is very active in many civic and social organizations, donating his time, energies and philanthropy.

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Marisa Urso Brewer Creative Director

Marisa was born and raised in Brooksville, FL. She graduated from Hernando High School and went on to PHCC where she received an Associates Degree. She continued her education at the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Marisa has managed to successfully build a highly respected and profitable real estate business during one of the most difficult times in the industry. PPA Realty (Preferred Property Associates) has two locations in Hernando County, and Marisa is a hard working owner and licensed Broker. A licensed Realtor, she is also a member of the Hernando County Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Marisa feels strongly about both supporting and giving back to the community, and is involved in many activities and groups. Some of her recent affiliations include graduating from “Leadership Hernando” courses through the Chamber of Commerce; an active and involved member of the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce; Big Brothers and Sisters; YMCA; Business & Professional Women; Habitat for Humanity; the Humane Society; Easter Seals; and the Hernando County Visitation Center. In addition, Marisa continues to be involved with several committees throughout the County including Business Assistance, Leadership Hernando, Teen Leadership, Education, Summit for Youth, Junior Achievement, Hernando County Beach Bash and the annual New Resident’s Event at Weeki Wachee.

Marisa frequently assists the Brewer & Sons marketing team with her creativity and marketing expertise. Aside from her busy professional career and community activism, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Barry and son, Dylan. The Brewer family lives in Spring Hill.

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Ryan Brewer Trust Administrator ryan@brewerfuneral.com

Ryan was born in Brooksville and is Barry's second son. He spent his childhood in Brooksville were he equally gained hands-on knowledge of the funeral industry from his Dad, Barry and Grandfather, Pat. He assists in many facets of the funeral home industry, including administrative functions, assisting families during funeral services and creating beautiful monuments for every family we serve.

Ryan pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a minor in Business Communications from Florida International University in Miami, graduating cum laude class of 2013. 

Ryan is married to his best friend, Alexandra from Puerto Rico, and they are blessed with one son Alexander "Axel". Ryan enjoys trading stocks, playing golf and mountain biking with family and friends in his spare time.

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Dylan Brewer Funeral Attendant in Training

Dylan was born in Spring Hill, Florida, and is Barry’s third son. He attended Elementary School at Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill, Fl. and Our Lady of Lordes Catholic School in Dunedin, Fl. He now attends High School at Admiral Farragut Military Academy in St. Pete., Fl. where he is studying Military Discipline and Aeronautics. Although his studies keep him very busy, he does make time to play Hockey at TBSA in Oldsmar and Race Legend Cars. He also enjoys attending NASCAR Races and Tampa Bay Lightning Games.

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Debbie Johnson debbiej@brewerfuneral.com

Debbie Johnson is an essential part of our Advanced Planning Team where she works closely with Brewer and Son’s Prearrangement Staff and families. She enjoys assisting the team with helping families personalize their final wishes and highlighting the meaningful details of their life. Debbie was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where she enjoyed being a “Swashbucler” Cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Go Bucs!) She moved to Brooksville in 1996 where she attended Saint Leo University. Prior to Brewer and Sons, she worked at USAA Insurance for 11 years as a Scheduling Analyst and Claims Adjuster. On her days off, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheri Nicotri Office Manager cheri@brewerfuneral.com

Cheri was born in Long Island, New York but moved to Spring Hill, Florida from Texas in 2013. She graduated high school from Allen, Texas, and completed some Business Admin courses at Pasco Hernando State College. She spent some years working at Weeki Wachee and Homosassa State Park in restaurant hospitality. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and exploring Florida's natural spring rivers as well as spending time hiking or at the beach with her son, Joe. Cheri is a happy-spirited person who is grateful to be able to serve the community with kindness and empathy while working for Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes.

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Rosemarie Kardos Senior Pre-need Sales Specialist rosemarie@brewerfuneral.com

Rosemarie Kardos was born and is a life-long resident of Brooksville, Florida. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1978, and attended College for a Business Degree. Rosemarie owned and operated her Limousine business for over 13 successful years. During that time, she assisted in servicing families with transportation for Brewer & Sons Funeral Home.She feels strongly about both supporting families, and giving back to her community. Along with her love of people she also has a big heart for animals.Rosemarie was involved with animal rescue working closely with the Humane Society. She has been in the customer service industry for 35 years.

 

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Tammy M. Tolbert Funeral Director in Charge, Brooksville Chapel tammy@brewerfuneral.ocm

Tammy was born in Lakeland, Florida and has lived in Brooksville her entire life. She was formerly a Medical transcriptionist prior to starting with brewer & Sons as a secretary in August of 1995. 

Tammy lives is Brooksville with her family. She attended Pensacola Christian College, graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science in May of 2006, and is also a licensed insurance agent. In her free time, Tammy enjoys boating, cooking, and traveling to the mountains of North Georgia, and Tennessee.

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Ami V. Smiley Office Manager, Brooksville Chapel ami@brewerfuneral.com

Ami Ratliff was born and raised in a small hometown community in Bristow, Oklahoma. Shemoved to Brooksville, Florida in 1986 where she resides today. Ami graduated from Hernando High School in 1989 and attended Pasco Hernando State Community College.

Ami has 30 years customer service knowledge, strong administrative skills, and is diverse invarious business experiences. Her banking career started in 1991 through 2003; whereas at that time she challenged herself and joined a family owned Real Estate Title Agency as an Escrow Closing Agent until it was sold to a Corporation in 2008. Shecurrentlyserves as an Office Manager inthe Funeral Home Industry. Her passion is maintaining a high-level of professionalism, empathy, compassion and understanding while serving her families.

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Emma Castro Office Manager Emma@brewerfuneral.com

Emma was born and raised in Hudson, Florida. She attended Southern New Hampshire University and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's in Anthropology. Currently enrolled at St. Petersburg university to begin an education in Funeral Services. Prior to working at Brewer and Sons, she worked with contractual companies with State and National Park Service assisting in studies, tours, and training for 5 years before working as a tour guide for several museums. She enjoys adventuring and spending time with her family in her free time. 

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Kenia Alvarez Office Manager, Tampa Chapel kenia@brewerfuneral.com

Kenia was born in Miami, FL, and was brought up in Hialeah, FL. She is a life long Florida resident. Kenia only moved to Spring Hill, FL in January 2017 and joined the Brewer and Sons team in March 2017. She lives with her family in Weeki Wachee, which includes her daughter Sophia, her son Mylo and her fur baby, Nugget. Kenia enjoys reading and writing books, spending time with her family, and having the chance to expand her career with Brewer and Sons by staying in the funeral business.

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Shawn Carter TLC Team

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Shawn has lived in Florida for the last 20 years. In 1987 Shawn joined the United States Army as an infantryman and participated in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm. He served a year in South Korea at the U.N. Joint Security Area and was a member of the U.S. Army Honor Guard and 1st Presidential Casket Team. After his service in the army, he served as a law enforcement officer for 15 years before he retired. Shawn holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in abnormal psychology, a master's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in intelligence studies/terrorism, and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration. He now uses his vast skill set and sense of duty as a part of our TLC Team.

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Skyler Pridemore TLC Team

Born in Tampa, Florida, after graduating high school Skyler sought to serve her country and spent 4 years in the United States Air Force. She has since furthered her commitment to serving others and now works as part of our TLC Team. Outside of her work, Skyler devotes her time to various community projects and enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water.

 

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Bryana Seifried TLC Team

Bryana was born and raised in Spring Hill, Florida. After graduating from Nature Coast Technical High School she spent time working in child care and customer service. With a natural desire to care for others, Bryana joined Brewer and Sons to pursue her life’s ambition of becoming a funeral director. Bryana spends her free time with her 2 Pitbulls, Blossom and Peppa, as well as her 4 cats Ava, Snowball, Delilah, and Levi. She also enjoys art and hiking.

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Juan Alvarez TLC Team

Juan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Miami, Florida in 2000, and became a US citizen. Having spent his entire early life working alongside his family in their granite business, he moved to Brooksville in 2014. After the loss of his mother, Juan developed a passion for the funeral industry and joined Brewer and Sons as a way to give back to others.  As a natural entrepreneur, Juan founded his own business, Granite By Us, in 2017 and provides high-quality services to the residents of central Florida. Juan spends his time with his children, Mylo, Sophia, and their dog, Mia.

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Robert Harmer TLC Team

Born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Robert has lived in Florida for 44 years. Graduating from Saint Petersburg College with an associate's degree in criminal justice, Robert served the public as a law enforcement officer for 22 years in Pinellas county. After his retirement from the Pinellas county sheriff's office, he continued to pursue his strong sense of duty to serve others and joined the Brewer and Sons family, working as a part of our TLC Team. Robert enjoys horticulture, the outdoors, and spending time with his 5 dogs, cat, turtle, snake, and guinea pig.

 

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Thomas J. Derryberry Senior Pre-need Sales Specialist

Tom was born in Memphis, TN and was brought up in both TN and FL. He moved to FL permanently from TN in 1961. Prior to working for Brewer & Sons, Tom was (and still is) a Pastor. He is married with 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Tom lives with his family in Brooksville. He graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL with a BRE. His special training includes his insurance license and his Ordination.

Extracurricular activities include fishing and spending time with family.

 

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Steve Roosevelt Funeral Director in Charge, Kurfiss Clermont Chapel steve@brewerfuneral.com

Born on a military base in Wurzburg, Germany, Steve has spent most of his life in the Central Florida area. After high school, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, where he spent his time as a unit supply specialist. After the military, Steve was a Union Iron Worker in Orlando and New York City, before graduating summa cum laude at Hudson Valley in upstate New York, with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2013. He has been with Brewer & Sons since March 2013.

Steve lives in Leesburg, FL with his wife, Jaime. He has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 Yorkshire Terrier (Kirby), and 2 cats (Raven and Squeak).

 

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Jaime Queen-Roosevelt Office Manager, Clermont Chapel jaime@brewerfuneral.com

Jaime is a Central Florida native. After high school, she attended Parsons School of Design in New York City before relocating to Upstate New York with her husband, Steve. A few years later, they returned home to Florida to be closer to their families.

 

Jaime participates in a myriad of activities outside of the office, including narration of audiobooks, writing, performing with an improv comedy troupe, and various other creative pursuits. If you really want to be on her good side, she believes that coffee is ALWAYS the answer.

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Maria Sorrentino Administrative Assistant maria@brewerfuneral.com

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Brittny Desmond Administrative Assistant brittny@brewerfuneral.com

Brittny was born in Queens, New York and moved to Spring Hill, Florida in June of 2003. She has earned her Associates Degree in Health Science and her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Forensic Science. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family, and playing sports on the weekends. 

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Robert “Bobby” Senecal Crematory Operator

Bobby was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Schellmont High School in NY. In 1977, Bobby moved to FL and became the superintendent at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. He enjoys fishing and restoring antique cars and trucks. Bobby and his wife Cathy live in Spring Hill.

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Dennise Vandegrift Night Operator Specialist

Originally from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, then Estell Manor, New Jersey, Dennise relocated to Spring Hill Florida in 1990. Prior to joining Brewer & Sons in 2012, she enjoyed a twenty-year career in Hernando County as a real estate Broker/ Owner and Instructor.

Dennise is a three-time cancer survivor who attends the Christian Church in the Wildwood in Brooksville. An avid Tampa Bay Rays fan, she enjoys watching and attending baseball games.  Her son John, granddaughter Brittanie grandson-in-law Matt, and great-granddaughter Marceline all live in Spring Hill.  Her granddaughter Brooke, not only lives close by, but she also is on the staff at Brewer and Sons. Dennise spends her time at home with her beautiful chow rescue dog Ivy.   

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Chance Kenyon Director of TLC Team Chance@brewerfuneral.com

Raised in New England, Chance moved to Brooksville, Florida in 2016. Having previously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations, Chance decided to turn his strong passion for helping others into his profession and joined Brewer And Sons in 2018. Since then, acting as director of our TLC team, he has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to the families we have the honor of serving.

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Kaitlyn Bialkoski Embalming Apprentice

Kaitlyn was born in Naples, Florida, and has lived in Lakeland for the majority of her life. Graduating from Lakeland Highschool in 2016, she is currently finishing her last year enrolled in the Funeral Services program at Saint Petersburg College. Before joining Brewer and Sons, Kaitlyn worked as a patient transporter at Lakeland Regional Health for five years. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, crafts, hiking, and spending time with her dog Torch.

 

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Dave Robertson Crematory Operator

Dave was born in Winnebago, Minnesota, and has lived in Brooksville since 1995. Dave spent most of his life working in the agricultural and construction industries and has a strong passion for farming which he now does in his free time. As a certified crematory operator, Dave is grateful to be able to use his talent and time to help others in their time of need. Dave has been happily married to his wife Roxanna for over 37 years and enjoys spending his time with his two adopted children Erica and Rachel, as well as his two grandchildren Myah and DJ.

Cynthia Odin Barbaro

Office Manager
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Charles P. Brewer

Founder
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Affectionately known as “Pat” Brewer, he was born in Campbellsville, KY, and brought up in Palatka, FL. In 1965, Pat started his funeral business in Brooksville as “Brewer Memorial”. He has been married to his lovely wife Yvonne for over 50 years, has 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Pat graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming, and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and Federal and State Disaster Responder. He and Yvonne both enjoy retirement in RV traveling and re-building antique cars, and his hobbies include cooking and traveling.

Barry K. Brewer, Sr.

President
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Barry was born in Daytona Beach, FL. Before moving to Brooksville, Barry spent several summers working as a Life Guard on the beach. Barry joined Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes, Inc. in 1984, becoming Executive Vice President in 1992 and advancing to the Presidency of the company in 1994. A licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Barry began his career as a Funeral attendant at a Tampa, Florida Funeral Home.

His corporate management skills were fine-tuned while associated with Equity Corporation International (ECI, a funeral and cemetery consolidator). He joined ECI in 1994 after negotiating the merger of Brewers with ECI. He was area manager and a member of the ECI Corporation Development Team.

Prior to joining Brewer, he was the General Manager and Director of Diversified Concrete Products, Inc., in Hudson, Florida. He sold the business to begin his career in the Funeral Industry. Mr. Brewer holds other business interests in funeral industries. He holds degrees in Business Management and Funeral Science from the University of South Florida, Pasco-Hernando Community College and Miami-Dade Community College. Barry is very active in many civic and social organizations, donating his time, energies and philanthropy.

Marisa Urso Brewer

Creative Director
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Marisa was born and raised in Brooksville, FL. She graduated from Hernando High School and went on to PHCC where she received an Associates Degree. She continued her education at the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Marisa has managed to successfully build a highly respected and profitable real estate business during one of the most difficult times in the industry. PPA Realty (Preferred Property Associates) has two locations in Hernando County, and Marisa is a hard working owner and licensed Broker. A licensed Realtor, she is also a member of the Hernando County Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Marisa feels strongly about both supporting and giving back to the community, and is involved in many activities and groups. Some of her recent affiliations include graduating from “Leadership Hernando” courses through the Chamber of Commerce; an active and involved member of the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce; Big Brothers and Sisters; YMCA; Business & Professional Women; Habitat for Humanity; the Humane Society; Easter Seals; and the Hernando County Visitation Center. In addition, Marisa continues to be involved with several committees throughout the County including Business Assistance, Leadership Hernando, Teen Leadership, Education, Summit for Youth, Junior Achievement, Hernando County Beach Bash and the annual New Resident’s Event at Weeki Wachee.

Marisa frequently assists the Brewer & Sons marketing team with her creativity and marketing expertise. Aside from her busy professional career and community activism, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Barry and son, Dylan. The Brewer family lives in Spring Hill.

Ryan Brewer

Trust Administrator
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Ryan was born in Brooksville and is Barry's second son. He spent his childhood in Brooksville were he equally gained hands-on knowledge of the funeral industry from his Dad, Barry and Grandfather, Pat. He assists in many facets of the funeral home industry, including administrative functions, assisting families during funeral services and creating beautiful monuments for every family we serve.

Ryan pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a minor in Business Communications from Florida International University in Miami, graduating cum laude class of 2013. 

Ryan is married to his best friend, Alexandra from Puerto Rico, and they are blessed with one son Alexander "Axel". Ryan enjoys trading stocks, playing golf and mountain biking with family and friends in his spare time.

Dylan Brewer

Funeral Attendant in Training
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Dylan was born in Spring Hill, Florida, and is Barry’s third son. He attended Elementary School at Notre Dame Catholic School in Spring Hill, Fl. and Our Lady of Lordes Catholic School in Dunedin, Fl. He now attends High School at Admiral Farragut Military Academy in St. Pete., Fl. where he is studying Military Discipline and Aeronautics. Although his studies keep him very busy, he does make time to play Hockey at TBSA in Oldsmar and Race Legend Cars. He also enjoys attending NASCAR Races and Tampa Bay Lightning Games.

Debbie Johnson

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Debbie Johnson is an essential part of our Advanced Planning Team where she works closely with Brewer and Son’s Prearrangement Staff and families. She enjoys assisting the team with helping families personalize their final wishes and highlighting the meaningful details of their life. Debbie was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where she enjoyed being a “Swashbucler” Cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Go Bucs!) She moved to Brooksville in 1996 where she attended Saint Leo University. Prior to Brewer and Sons, she worked at USAA Insurance for 11 years as a Scheduling Analyst and Claims Adjuster. On her days off, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheri Nicotri

Office Manager
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Cheri was born in Long Island, New York but moved to Spring Hill, Florida from Texas in 2013. She graduated high school from Allen, Texas, and completed some Business Admin courses at Pasco Hernando State College. She spent some years working at Weeki Wachee and Homosassa State Park in restaurant hospitality. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and exploring Florida's natural spring rivers as well as spending time hiking or at the beach with her son, Joe. Cheri is a happy-spirited person who is grateful to be able to serve the community with kindness and empathy while working for Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes.

Rosemarie Kardos

Senior Pre-need Sales Specialist
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Rosemarie Kardos was born and is a life-long resident of Brooksville, Florida. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1978, and attended College for a Business Degree. Rosemarie owned and operated her Limousine business for over 13 successful years. During that time, she assisted in servicing families with transportation for Brewer & Sons Funeral Home.She feels strongly about both supporting families, and giving back to her community. Along with her love of people she also has a big heart for animals.Rosemarie was involved with animal rescue working closely with the Humane Society. She has been in the customer service industry for 35 years.

 

Tammy M. Tolbert

Funeral Director in Charge, Brooksville Chapel
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Tammy was born in Lakeland, Florida and has lived in Brooksville her entire life. She was formerly a Medical transcriptionist prior to starting with brewer & Sons as a secretary in August of 1995. 

Tammy lives is Brooksville with her family. She attended Pensacola Christian College, graduated from St. Petersburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science in May of 2006, and is also a licensed insurance agent. In her free time, Tammy enjoys boating, cooking, and traveling to the mountains of North Georgia, and Tennessee.

Ami V. Smiley

Office Manager, Brooksville Chapel
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Ami Ratliff was born and raised in a small hometown community in Bristow, Oklahoma. Shemoved to Brooksville, Florida in 1986 where she resides today. Ami graduated from Hernando High School in 1989 and attended Pasco Hernando State Community College.

Ami has 30 years customer service knowledge, strong administrative skills, and is diverse invarious business experiences. Her banking career started in 1991 through 2003; whereas at that time she challenged herself and joined a family owned Real Estate Title Agency as an Escrow Closing Agent until it was sold to a Corporation in 2008. Shecurrentlyserves as an Office Manager inthe Funeral Home Industry. Her passion is maintaining a high-level of professionalism, empathy, compassion and understanding while serving her families.

Emma Castro

Office Manager
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Emma was born and raised in Hudson, Florida. She attended Southern New Hampshire University and graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's in Anthropology. Currently enrolled at St. Petersburg university to begin an education in Funeral Services. Prior to working at Brewer and Sons, she worked with contractual companies with State and National Park Service assisting in studies, tours, and training for 5 years before working as a tour guide for several museums. She enjoys adventuring and spending time with her family in her free time. 

Kenia Alvarez

Office Manager, Tampa Chapel
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Kenia was born in Miami, FL, and was brought up in Hialeah, FL. She is a life long Florida resident. Kenia only moved to Spring Hill, FL in January 2017 and joined the Brewer and Sons team in March 2017. She lives with her family in Weeki Wachee, which includes her daughter Sophia, her son Mylo and her fur baby, Nugget. Kenia enjoys reading and writing books, spending time with her family, and having the chance to expand her career with Brewer and Sons by staying in the funeral business.

Shawn Carter

TLC Team
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Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Shawn has lived in Florida for the last 20 years. In 1987 Shawn joined the United States Army as an infantryman and participated in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm. He served a year in South Korea at the U.N. Joint Security Area and was a member of the U.S. Army Honor Guard and 1st Presidential Casket Team. After his service in the army, he served as a law enforcement officer for 15 years before he retired. Shawn holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in abnormal psychology, a master's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in intelligence studies/terrorism, and a Ph.D. in public policy and administration. He now uses his vast skill set and sense of duty as a part of our TLC Team.

Skyler Pridemore

TLC Team
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Born in Tampa, Florida, after graduating high school Skyler sought to serve her country and spent 4 years in the United States Air Force. She has since furthered her commitment to serving others and now works as part of our TLC Team. Outside of her work, Skyler devotes her time to various community projects and enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water.

 

Bryana Seifried

TLC Team
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Bryana was born and raised in Spring Hill, Florida. After graduating from Nature Coast Technical High School she spent time working in child care and customer service. With a natural desire to care for others, Bryana joined Brewer and Sons to pursue her life’s ambition of becoming a funeral director. Bryana spends her free time with her 2 Pitbulls, Blossom and Peppa, as well as her 4 cats Ava, Snowball, Delilah, and Levi. She also enjoys art and hiking.

Juan Alvarez

TLC Team
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Juan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Miami, Florida in 2000, and became a US citizen. Having spent his entire early life working alongside his family in their granite business, he moved to Brooksville in 2014. After the loss of his mother, Juan developed a passion for the funeral industry and joined Brewer and Sons as a way to give back to others.  As a natural entrepreneur, Juan founded his own business, Granite By Us, in 2017 and provides high-quality services to the residents of central Florida. Juan spends his time with his children, Mylo, Sophia, and their dog, Mia.

Robert Harmer

TLC Team
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Born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Robert has lived in Florida for 44 years. Graduating from Saint Petersburg College with an associate's degree in criminal justice, Robert served the public as a law enforcement officer for 22 years in Pinellas county. After his retirement from the Pinellas county sheriff's office, he continued to pursue his strong sense of duty to serve others and joined the Brewer and Sons family, working as a part of our TLC Team. Robert enjoys horticulture, the outdoors, and spending time with his 5 dogs, cat, turtle, snake, and guinea pig.

 

Thomas J. Derryberry

Senior Pre-need Sales Specialist
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Tom was born in Memphis, TN and was brought up in both TN and FL. He moved to FL permanently from TN in 1961. Prior to working for Brewer & Sons, Tom was (and still is) a Pastor. He is married with 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Tom lives with his family in Brooksville. He graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL with a BRE. His special training includes his insurance license and his Ordination.

Extracurricular activities include fishing and spending time with family.

 

Steve Roosevelt

Funeral Director in Charge, Kurfiss Clermont Chapel
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Born on a military base in Wurzburg, Germany, Steve has spent most of his life in the Central Florida area. After high school, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, where he spent his time as a unit supply specialist. After the military, Steve was a Union Iron Worker in Orlando and New York City, before graduating summa cum laude at Hudson Valley in upstate New York, with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2013. He has been with Brewer & Sons since March 2013.

Steve lives in Leesburg, FL with his wife, Jaime. He has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 Yorkshire Terrier (Kirby), and 2 cats (Raven and Squeak).

 

Jaime Queen-Roosevelt

Office Manager, Clermont Chapel
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Jaime is a Central Florida native. After high school, she attended Parsons School of Design in New York City before relocating to Upstate New York with her husband, Steve. A few years later, they returned home to Florida to be closer to their families.

 

Jaime participates in a myriad of activities outside of the office, including narration of audiobooks, writing, performing with an improv comedy troupe, and various other creative pursuits. If you really want to be on her good side, she believes that coffee is ALWAYS the answer.

Maria Sorrentino

Administrative Assistant
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Brittny Desmond

Administrative Assistant
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Brittny was born in Queens, New York and moved to Spring Hill, Florida in June of 2003. She has earned her Associates Degree in Health Science and her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Forensic Science. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family, and playing sports on the weekends. 

Robert “Bobby” Senecal

Crematory Operator
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Bobby was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Schellmont High School in NY. In 1977, Bobby moved to FL and became the superintendent at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. He enjoys fishing and restoring antique cars and trucks. Bobby and his wife Cathy live in Spring Hill.

Dennise Vandegrift

Night Operator Specialist
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Originally from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, then Estell Manor, New Jersey, Dennise relocated to Spring Hill Florida in 1990. Prior to joining Brewer & Sons in 2012, she enjoyed a twenty-year career in Hernando County as a real estate Broker/ Owner and Instructor.

Dennise is a three-time cancer survivor who attends the Christian Church in the Wildwood in Brooksville. An avid Tampa Bay Rays fan, she enjoys watching and attending baseball games.  Her son John, granddaughter Brittanie grandson-in-law Matt, and great-granddaughter Marceline all live in Spring Hill.  Her granddaughter Brooke, not only lives close by, but she also is on the staff at Brewer and Sons. Dennise spends her time at home with her beautiful chow rescue dog Ivy.   

Chance Kenyon

Director of TLC Team
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Raised in New England, Chance moved to Brooksville, Florida in 2016. Having previously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations, Chance decided to turn his strong passion for helping others into his profession and joined Brewer And Sons in 2018. Since then, acting as director of our TLC team, he has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to the families we have the honor of serving.

Kaitlyn Bialkoski

Embalming Apprentice
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Kaitlyn was born in Naples, Florida, and has lived in Lakeland for the majority of her life. Graduating from Lakeland Highschool in 2016, she is currently finishing her last year enrolled in the Funeral Services program at Saint Petersburg College. Before joining Brewer and Sons, Kaitlyn worked as a patient transporter at Lakeland Regional Health for five years. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, crafts, hiking, and spending time with her dog Torch.

 

Dave Robertson

Crematory Operator
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Dave was born in Winnebago, Minnesota, and has lived in Brooksville since 1995. Dave spent most of his life working in the agricultural and construction industries and has a strong passion for farming which he now does in his free time. As a certified crematory operator, Dave is grateful to be able to use his talent and time to help others in their time of need. Dave has been happily married to his wife Roxanna for over 37 years and enjoys spending his time with his two adopted children Erica and Rachel, as well as his two grandchildren Myah and DJ.