Our Family


Kelly W. Briggs

Kelly W. Briggs

President & CEO

Kelly has been with Fairmount for 39 years. He started in 1975 as a mechanic, repairing vehicles and heavy equipment. He then worked as a member of the internment crew and later became Cemetery Manager. In 1995, Kelly was promoted to Vice President and later the President/CEO in 2004. Kelly’s job is to empower every member of the Fairmount staff to provide caring and compassionate funeral, cemetery and cremation services to the communities Fairmount serves, and to ensure that each family celebrates the life of their loved one with honor, dignity and respect. You can often find Kelly outside as he deeply appreciates that Fairmount is a silent city of peace surrounded by natural beauty.

Kendra J. Briggs

Kendra J. Briggs

Vice President of Operations & Customer Service

Kendra has been with Fairmount since 1998. She began as a Funeral Director and in 2012 became the Vice President of Operations and Customer Service. Kendra monitors Fairmount’s operations to ensure efficiency and provide the absolute best customer service to the families that entrust Fairmount. She also analyzes data and trends to better understand the changing needs of the families Fairmount serves. Kendra loves the fact that Fairmount remains dedicated to carrying out the founding families’ original vision, to provide a beautiful resting place for Colorado residents.

James M. Cavoto

James M. Cavoto

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Jim has been serving families at Fairmount for over 30 years. Jim is responsible for the team members who assist families during the death of a loved one, and those who help families with their end of life pre-planning decisions. He is responsible for marketing, which includes numerous on-property events. As a lover of history and Fairmount, conducting tours is one of Jim’s passions. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Cemeteries for 15 years, is a two- time past President of the Association, and was made a lifetime member in 2013.

Michael P. Long

Michael P. Long

Director of Business Development

Michael recently joined the Fairmount team in 2013 and has been working in the industry for over 15 years. Michael’s roles include serving the families of Fairmount as well as community outreach and relationship building on behalf of the Fairmount team. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association of Cemeteries for 8 years, and Past President of the Association. His favorite aspects of Fairmount are the family of team members that make up the wonderful staff and the unbeatable beauty and history of Fairmount.

Andrew Zavilla

Andrew Zavilla

Vice President of Cemetery

Andy began his career at Fairmount more than 34 years ago. Starting his career from the ground up, Andy spent time learning every facet of cemetery operations including irrigation, new development, plot design, and finance. He oversees the protection of Fairmount’s water and natural resources as one of Colorado’s most beautiful and historic arboretums. He also helps to ensure the sustainability and preservation of Fairmount so that families will have a dignified and peaceful experience both today and in the future. Andy has been the Vice President of the Board of Directors since 2006.

Jim Horan

Jim Horan

Director of Family Care and Funeral Home Manager

Jim joined the Fairmount family in the summer of 2015 bringing with him almost 30 years of funeral home and cemetery management experience. His role is to oversee all operations of the funeral home. Jim and the entire staff hold themselves to the highest degree of professional standards. They are a dedicated team that ensures every family that entrusts Fairmount has their wishes honored and are served with compassion, dignity and respect. Jim’s family settled in Denver in 1874 and he appreciates the historical significance and beauty Fairmount brings to Denver and Colorado. He feels privileged to be associated with the caring professionals of the Fairmount Family.


_0001_Bob Burchik.jpgBob Burchik

Advance Planning Specialist


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Kendra Cotton


DianneFarrellDianne Farrell

Family Care Provider

_0003_Cessly Hotard.jpgCessly Hotard

Funeral Director Assistant

KimKim Garland Lucas

Family Care Provider


_0004_Crystal Langton.jpgCrystal Langton

Family Care Provider


RandyMartinelliRandy Martinelli

Funeral Assistant


VanessaMedinaVanessa Medina

Funeral Service Director


_0013_Karna O'Neill.jpgKarna O’Neill

Event Specialist, Quebec Place at Fairmount


Guy Ohl



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_0002_Bob Smith.jpgBob Smith

Director, Sales and Marketing


_0006_Dennis Smith.jpgDennis Smith

Advance Planning Specialist


0022-Pam-Spano.jpgPam Spano

Family Service Specialist


BrookeTallBullBrooke Tall Bull

Family Care Provider


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Director of Events, Quebec Place at Fairmount


JoeWaltersEarl “Joe” Walters

Mausoleum Manager


TimWilsonTim Wilson

Senior Family Service Specialist



_0011_John Touris.jpgJohn W. Touris

Cemetery Grounds Manager


_0020_Nick Parks.jpgNicholas Parks

Cemetery Ground Assistant


Alonso Martinez

Cemetery Grounds

Raul Martinez

Cemetery Grounds

Oscar Ontiveros

Cemetery Grounds

Cesar Perez

Cemetery Grounds

Alvaro Piedra

Cemetery Grounds

Steven M. Swafford

Cemetery Grounds


Joe Apodaca

Director of Maintenance


_0009_Elizabeth Bielajew.jpgElizabeth Bielajew

Administrative Accountant


MaryAnnBillsMary Ann Bills

Communications Operator


RhondaHottRonda Hott

Cemetery Office Manager


_0008_Diane Kandt.jpgDiane Kandt

Manager of First Impressions


_0018_Maria Medina.jpgMaria Medina

Support Staff


_0017_Margaret Zalewski.jpgMargaret Zalewski

Operations Support Specialist


RocioZavalaRocio Zavala

Support Staff