Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions. Please feel free to contact any of our Board Members at any time.
Robert is originally from
Fredericksburg, Virginia where he started his career in funeral service during
high school. He purchased the former Riverside Funeral Home in Belen in
2005, expanding to Los Lunas in 2011, and adding a crematory facility in
2015. Robert has served on the Boards of the University of New Mexico
Valencia Campus, Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce, Hub City Kiwanis Club, and
the Belen Rotary Club. In addition, he earned his CFSP in 2017. Robert is an active
musician, providing music to many local churches and other venues. He and his daughter, Karlie, also enjoy karaoke.
Joshua J. McManigal
J. Buck Dyck
Buck arrived in New Mexico in 2001
from Reno, Nevada to attend the University of New Mexico. After earning a BA
in Education, FRENCH Funerals – Cremations offered Buck a part-time position
where he later found his true calling, serving the needs of New Mexico’s
bereaved families. He graduated from Amarillo College – Mortuary Science
in 2010, the same year he received his license. Currently he serves as the
Customer Experience Manager at FRENCH, overseeing staff training and service to
all of families across the FRENCH Family of Companies. With his wife,
Stephanie Sena Dyck, he has two crazy but wonderful children, Dimitri and
Reina. Buck is honored for the opportunity to serve fellow funeral service
professionals in New Mexico as Vice President of the NMFSA. He hopes to
continue the great work this organization has been doing for the betterment of funeral
service in our great state.
Amanda was raised in Belen, New Mexico. She
graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College in
Colorado. Amanda has 8 years of funeral service experience and is the
Assistant Manager of the Care Facility at Riverside Funeral Home and New Mexico
Mortuary Service. She volunteers at the New Mexico Children's Grief Center
as a Bereavement Facilitator for a teen group and sings in "On
Q", a women's barbershop a cappella chorus. In her spare time, Amanda
enjoys learning about the history as well as any new advances in the funeral
industry. Amanda lives with her husband, Chris, and children, Jaynee and Noah.
Michael B. McIntire
Director at Large
is married and a father of three wonderful children. He graduated college
in 1993 and has been in the funeral industry ever since. Michael has had
the opportunity to work in Southern California, Colorado, and New Mexico and
has observed and learned from every place he has worked. He is currently
employed at Terpening & Son Mortuary in Artesia, New Mexico since starting there
in 2000. Michael is an active member of First Baptist Church and when not
working, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
The 2020 New Mexico Funeral Service Association Annual Convention will be held Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th at the Santa Ana Star Hotel in Bernalillo, NM.
Our website will be updated as information becomes available.