Meet Our Staff - Camarillo, CA
Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 805-482-1959 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Steven Mora is the Managing Partner for Conejo Mountain. He is a native of Denver, Colorado and enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs. Dancing and Jazz Music. Steve is a Licensed California Funeral Director, Crematory and Cemetery Manager for the operation at Conejo Mountain. Steve is a member of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and volunteers in his spare time with many organizations. He and his family are members of the Camarillo Christian church. Steve believes that the Funeral profession is a very Noble profession and says, "Helping families is the most important commitment that we can give at the most difficult time in their lives." Steve invites all in the community to please come by for a personal complimentary tour of Conejo Mountain's beautiful Memorial Park, Funeral Home. Please come experience the difference with Conejo Mountain.
Marketing DirectorAlex joined Conejo Mountain in December 2007 and carries two decades of Cemetery, Funeral, and Advanced Planning experience. During the course of his career, Alex has held a number of positions, including Advance Planning Counselor, AP Department Manager, AP Director, Family Service Counselor, Family Service Manager, and Sales Manager. Professionally, Alex holds a Cemetery Broker License and an Insurance License for the state of California.
Alex lives with his wife, Diane and daughter, Victoria in Camarillo where they attend Calvary Nexus. He enjoys all kinds of travel, from vacationing in Maui and Scotland to cruises and old fashioned road trips by car or motorcycle. He also enjoys exhilarating activities such as surfing, sailing, sky diving, bungee jumping, and riding his Harley. His most cherished activity, however, is time spent with family. “I thank God every day for His blessings.”
“You have already wisely prepared for what might happen - medical insurance, auto insurance, fire detectors, spare tire, etc. Now, for those who mean the most, be prepared for what will happen someday. Call us right now at 805-482-1959 and learn about your options. Don't procrastinate."
Be prepared. Plan ahead. Protect your family. Have peace of mind.
Administration ManagerElaine, in dual roles as office manager and office administrator, has been working at this most beautiful park since 1991. In 1969, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and in 1990 earned her Certified Public Accountant certificate.
In her leisure time, she stays busy crocheting, knitting, baking, reading, shopping or just chatting with friends and family. She loves children and cats. She and her husband, Philip, have four children but no cats due to allergies.
"Every day is a blessing, and every day brings new experiences."
Grounds SuperintendentBorn and raised in Camarillo with his two brothers, James is a 1994 graduate of Camarillo High School. His father, Joe, was hired in 1976 by founder Mary H. Smith and soon became a grounds foreman. James was born that same year and literally grew up on the cemetery property, surrounded by deer, rabbits, doves and quail.
As a youth, he enjoyed hiking, camping, and hunting, and fishing from the creek that flows under the white bridge on Howard Road as you approach the park. As a teenager, he began working for his father part-time while attending school. Now, following in his father's footsteps, he is the Grounds Superintendent at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.
James loves spending time with his wife Staci and their two girls, Jamie and Ashlee. They enjoy camping, fishing, barbecuing, and just hanging out.
Funeral DirectorNick was born and raised in Ventura, where he currently resides with his wife. He is a graduate of Ventura High School and went on to finish his Associates Degree at Ventura College.
Bringing over eight years of experience in the funeral industry, Nick is a Licensed Funeral Director and Notary. He prides himself on his compassion and professionalism.
In his spare time, Nick enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, running, reading and traveling. He became part of the Conejo Mountain family in 2015.
Erin Arteaga is a licensed Funeral Director with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed working as a receptionist, Crematory Operator and Funeral Director. She enjoys caring for the loved ones that have been entrusted to her, creating artistic printed materials for services and training fellow associates on various processes.
Erin grew up in Simi Valley before settling in Moorpark with her husband and son in 2014. She and her family frequently travel to the lakes of the Eastern Sierras to fly fish on float tubes. They enjoy ocean fishing locally as well.
Previously involved with the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the Calabasas Every 15 Minute Program and docenting at Strathearn Historical Park and Museum in Simi Valley, she looks forward to exploring community involvement opportunities in the immediate area.
Erin feels privileged to be given the opportunity to serve our local families and values the great responsibility that accompanies such an honor.
Family Service CounselorOriginally from Long Island, New York, Kevin has lived in the Conejo Valley since 1981.
Kevin joined the Conejo Mountain team in 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of experience. The beauty of the surrounding foothills and the expansive vistas of Conejo Mountain are a favorite feature of his. Moreover, he appreciates the privilege of helping families who are planning for the future as well as families who have suffered a loss.
Kevin is active in the community and has coached several teams in a variety of sports, including roller hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.
Kevin also enjoys the outdoors, listening to all types of music, and dancing. Above all, Kevin enjoys the time he spends with his family.
Family Service CounselorEllie has been happily married for 33 years and currently lives in Moorpark. Her family includes two sons, a daughter, and four beautiful granddaughters. Before entering her current profession, she worked in the dental field for many years, conducting international training and sales seminars for various universities before starting her own dental company. Ellie began working in the cemetery and funeral industry 21 years ago in San Diego. She joined the team at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in 2007. She is a member of the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, Moorpark Rotary Club, Moorpark Boys and Girls Club, and Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, where she and her husband Scott are involved in the Leadership Team.
Ellie loves traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ellie feels that the best part of her job is helping families and making a difference in their lives.
Family Service CounselorBorn in Camarillo to Sumitoshi and Emiko Arimura, David and his brother Chris have lived in Camarillo their entire lives. He graduated from Camarillo High School in 1981 and worked in his family's growing flower business, which was established in 1955. In September 1984, he started a new division of the company to market, package and ship flowers to most cities in the U.S. and Canada.
David and his wife have three daughters who keep them active. He is also a part of a mountain biking group established in 1995. He is a regular member of Crossroads Community Church and loves football and classic American Muscle Cars.
Family Service Counselor
Patrick Boetticher was raised here in Camarillo attended Las Colinas and Camarillo High School, He attended Moorpark College obtaining his degree in liberal arts in 2003. He earned his Eagle Scout rank at an early age and continues to be active in the local Boy Scout program with his son. Patrick has a wide variety of interests, from motorcycles to camping at the beach and working on his classic car.
He is happily married to Debra and enjoys spending time with their Eight-year-old son Jacob and Six-year-old daughter Molly, and his puppy Roxi.
Family Service CounselorDenny and his wife live in Ventura. They have two sons and a wonderful granddaughter. Outside of his career, he enjoys almost everything the great outdoors can offer.
Denny has been a Family Service Counselor at Conejo Mountain for many years and has had the privilege of serving many families in our community. He feels every family deserves compassion and care as well as personalized service to fit their particular needs. He believes Conejo Mountain's pristine, tranquil setting can provide a healing and inspirational experience for all families who visit.
Funeral AmbassadorJoe Ortiz comes to Conejo Mountain from the Oxnard educational system, where he served as an administrator for the Oxnard Elementary School District. Joe works as an Ambassador assisting families with their funeral services. He is a lifelong resident of Camarillo and is very active in local sports activities, in addition to serving on the bereavement team for St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Joe brings compassion to helping the families he serves at Conejo Mountain with pride and care.
Mack Braden joins the Conejo Mountain team with 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, while he continues to serve as pastor of Lakeside Church in Lake Arrowhead. His pastoral experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve families with all aspects of their funeral needs. Mack and his wife Nancy are Camarillo natives and enjoy mountain biking, water skiing and spending time with their five children and four grandchildren.
Funeral AmbassadorGlenn Mossembekker comes to Conejo Mountain Funeral Home as a former US Army Vietnam Veteran and 30-year Mechanical Engineer retiree from Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is uniquely positioned as an Ambassador who loves interfacing and assisting families with all their funeral service needs. He is compassionate and knows what families go through after having lost close friends himself in the war.
Glenn has a wife named Helena, who owns an agency for assisting elderly home care, and two children who are both university graduates, a daughter Jenny who works for AMGEN and a son Jason who is currently working for Conejo Mountain.
Glenn loves traveling and has already visited many US states and many foreign countries. Also, Glenn enjoys attending professional sporting events or watching them on television.
Paul White is the newest member to the Conejo Mountain Family as of October 10th, 2017. He recently moved to Camarillo from Chandler AZ with his wife Dianne. Paul come with a vast knowledge of Funeral service and looks forward to being part community as an ambassador for our Funeral Home.
FAMILY SERVICE COUNSELORS
Mari has over 10 years of experience being with Conejo Mountain. She currently resides in Oxnard with her husband and three daughters.
Mari says, "helping families is my calling."
Tina and her husband Alejandro have been happily married for 18 years. They presently reside in the city of Oxnard, sharing four adult children, two teenage sons, one teenage daughter, and a beautiful 3-year-old granddaughter…in addition to three highly protective Rottweilers.
Tina enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family, researching anything ancestry related but most importantly, loving a clean house and always ready to start a new interior design project at home.
Jacqueline Denny has been in the Funeral industry for over twenty years. Her passion as a licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director is to help families remember Their loved ones lives at a difficult time. She enjoys spending time with her family and her precious animals which always puts a smile on her face.
Administrative AssistantSandy, her husband, and their two daughters are longtime Camarillo residents since 1979. Sandy brings with her a background in retail sales, where she held several management positions. Sandy feels that it is a privilege to work at Camarillo's greatest treasure, Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory. All of Sandy's spare time is taken up by her granddaughters, grandma’s to-do list, and spending time with her three beautiful Pomeranian dogs that she enjoys and loves so much.
Administrative AssistantAfter attending a service over 19 years ago at Conejo Mountain and seeing the beauty of the memorial park, Carol phoned the next day to inquire if they needed her administrative skills. Prior to coming to Conejo Mountain, she held positions in the real estate and title industries.
Carol believes the work that we do truly makes a positive difference in the lives of the families that we are privileged to serve.
Carol, a native of Ventura County, has lived here most of her life. She and her husband currently reside in Camarillo.
I have the privilege of working, I call it Serving, with the Wonderful Conejo Mountain Team for the last 3 years. I was born in Ontario, Canada and have raised my Dear 4 Children here in Camarillo. I have been Blessed with a Loving and Kind Family that is growing; I now have 9 Grand Children and they are GRAND…
I Serve as a Welcome Team Coordinator at Calvary Community Church in Westlake, CA. My heart is filled with Joy as I Welcome our Attendees each Sunday at our 11am Service.
Serving in the Name of Love and Compassion is my Life’s Mission, so as I Serve here at Conejo Mountain I experience many heartfelt Precious Moments with our Dear Families, be it in person or on the phone. So important to be Open to Serving with Love.
I am thankful for the Opportunity to be here at Conejo Mountain.
Ricardo Moreno is the Grounds Foreman at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, joining the crew in 2002.
Ricardo was originally born in Mexico but has been a Californian since 1993. Soon after graduating High School in 1997, he pursued a career in machining but soon changed paths, discovering he preferred to work outdoors.
In his free time, Ricardo likes to relax by working on his 1969 GMC and fixing things around the house. What he values the most, though, is spending quality time with his wife and son. They enjoy taking impromptu hiking trips in the local hills and quiet evenings at home, “family movie night.”
Servando Moreno has lived in Ventura County for over 30 years. Before joining the Conejo Mountain Grounds Crew in 2005, he spent 13 years manicuring the lawns of Sherwood Country Club. Servando takes particular pride in ensuring our cemetery grounds remain pristine.
In his spare time, Servando enjoys tinkering with his cars, listening to music and learning new things.
Arturo Rios has served with the Grounds Crew of Conejo Mountain Memorial Park since 2006. He and his family have lived in beautiful, sunny Camarillo for 43 years. When Arturo is not working hard, he enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren.
Alexander Reyes has been employed with Conejo Mountain Memorial Park for 11 years. He recalls his first day with the company as May 12th of 2007.
He thanks God for the many blessings in his life. He has two sons. He enjoys watching soccer and basketball on TV. Each day, Alex wakes up thinking of how he can better serve our Conejo families and the community as a whole.
“God Bless you all.”
Marco Antonio Rodriguez
Marco Antonio Rodriguez was born on a small ranch located in Michoacán, Mexico. He grew up in a modest home with seven of his siblings, Marco being the youngest.
Marco moved to the United States to start a better life for himself. As one could imagine, it was very difficult and at many times, overwhelming. With faith, all he felt he could do was to look to the future and strive for success. When Marco’s mother passed away in Mexico, for various reasons, he was not able to attend her burial. Considering this marked event in his life and the fact that he now works in a cemetery, he has come to wear his heart on his sleeve. He feels very fortunate to have this job and enjoys challenging himself and learning new things.
Marco’s life experiences have taught him to be humble and honest. Honesty has always been considered a valuable virtue to him. Therefore, he strives to be as honest and caring to everyone he crosses paths with here at Conejo Mountain and in his personal life.
Marco is very proud of where he is today. He has achieved many goals and continues to work on many others, all while watching his two daughters grow and succeed in their own lives. He considers his children his greatest blessings and is forever thankful for the man he is today.
“Thank you very much and may God Bless you.”
Estanislado "Tani" Rodriguez
Estanislado Rodriguez has been employed with Conejo Mountain Memorial Park for five years. He enjoys watching and playing soccer.
Jose Luis Romo
Jose Luis Romo was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and I has lived in the United States for approximately 35 years. He first lived in Santa Paula for 18 years, then in Las Vegas for eight years before returning to Santa Paula in 2008.
Jose worked for many years in agriculture and construction before joining the Conejo Mountain team with whom he has worked for almost a year.
He has been married for 30 years, has a son and a daughter, and enjoys watching soccer and spending time with friends.
Advanced Planning CounselorAlan has been married for 42 years and has three grandchildren. He is the longest-tenured counselor with 11 years of service, coming from a restaurant management career of 45 years.
A Ventura resident for 28 years, Alan is deeply involved in his community and a variety of charitable organizations.
"Even after all these years, I still marvel at the beautiful surroundings that I am privileged to work in every day."
Advance Planning Counselor
Lourdes Guzman has been a member of the Conejo Mountain family for over five years and is dedicated to all families to educate them on the importance of Pre Planning all of their Cemetery needs ahead of time.
Advance Planning Counselor
Javier Gomes is a long time resident of Oxnard Ca, and ha been a member with Conejo Mountain team for the past decade. As a Advance planning associate Javier believes that helping families pre-plan all of their arrangements ahead of time is the right thing to do at anytime. Javier loves spending time with his family and being very active with his community in many social events.
Advance Planning Counselor
Aileen Dang is an Advance planning counselor and loves sharing her vast knowledge of many reasons to pre plan cemetery and funeral arrangements ahead of time.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.