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Joshua J. McManigal
Joshua was born and raised in Nebraska. After attending Minnesota State University, he moved to Houston, Texas to attend Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in 2005. He worked in the Houston area until joining the Daniels family in 2018. He is the Director of Operations for all locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. He is currently the President of the New Mexico Funeral Service Association.
Joshua loves to spend time with his two young children, Emma and Judah. They enjoy camping, fishing and exploring New Mexico together.
Michael B. McIntire
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.
Lisa graduated from St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque.
She graduated from UNM with a B.S. in Elementary Education and completed the
accelerated B.S.N. program at UNM as well. She began her career in the funeral
profession with Daniels in 2009 as a pre-need counselor. She began an
internship in preparation/embalming and received her license in 2012. Lisa has
a son, Anthony, who is a junior at UNM and a son, Brandon, who is a junior at
Lisa currently manages Albuquerque Central Care Center and
oversees the transfer, preparation and/or cremation of the loved ones. Lisa
says trying emotional times and challenges are an everyday occurrence at the
care center. She feels that is why the team appears to be more like family than
just co-workers. Lisa strives for perfection and upmost dignity the entire time
the loved one is in her care. This work can only be explained as a calling from
above. The care center employees are the “behind-the-scenes” angels truly
devoted to giving grieving families an opportunity to exhale knowing their
loved one was protected and taken care of with love.
J. Buck Dyck
Director at Large
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
General Manager at FRENCH Funerals - Cremations. With his wife,
Stephanie Sena Dyck, he has two wonderful children, Dimitri and
Reina. Buck is honored for the opportunity to serve fellow funeral service
professionals in New Mexico formerly as Vice President of the NMFSA and now as Director at Large. He hopes to
continue the great work this organization has been doing for the betterment of funeral
service in our great state.
Immediate Past President
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.