Our Associates

For four generations, the Moles team has dedicated itself to “Caring For All Families As We Would Our Own.” Our seven core values guide us in how we relate to families, our community, and each other. Central to each value is our goal of actively listening without formulating a response, then responding in a thoughtful way.

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John William Moles

4th Generation Owner, Funeral Director, Moles Ferndale

As fourth-generation steward of the Moles family business, John continues to find meaning in facilitating a team of associates providing innovative healing for those experiencing a loss. John’s background includes serving the community through numerous nonprofits and service organizations, and his schooling includes the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific, and the MBA program at Western Washington.

John has served in all positions in funeral and cemetery operations and has maintained a special focus serving the people of the Nooksack and Lummi Nations. John and his wife of over 20 lovely years, Anathea, are raising a family of nine children on a farm on Lummi Island.

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Jody Johnson

Manager, Moles Ferndale

Jody began working for Moles Farewell Tributes in 2000 and has been a resident of Whatcom County since she was six.
She and her husband, Steve, have two grown children and 4 grandchildren, who she loves spending time with. When she’s not serving families at Moles, she enjoys beading every chance she can get and selling her pieces at local craft shows. Jody is honored to be serving families in her community by guiding them through the process of funeral planning and aftercare.

Email: jodyj@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Michael Anderson

Director of Family Services, Greenacres Memorial Park

Joining Moles in 2001, and after assisting a family suffering with the loss of a loved one, Michael realized immediately he had found his calling.  Combining a passion to serve those in need of cemetery arrangements at the worst time in their lives along with the opportunity to serve others planning their own wishes for the future; both farewell tributes (aka funeral/cremation arrangements) and memorialization (aka memorial headstones and cemetery arrangements), has proven to be the most fulfilling of career choices. Moles Farewell Tributes provides Michael with the freedom and continued encouragement to exercise degrees in business administration (MBA) and marketing to create and oversee the development of new gardens at the company’s cemetery; Greenacres Memorial Park, memorialization offerings and customized farewell tributes.  Through ongoing training and staff development Michael enjoys sharing his knowledge and years of experience to help and join his fellow team members provide every family served with the caring and professional attention they deserve and value in funeral care.

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Dr. Dale Pollard

Celebrant, Greenacres Memorial Park

Dr. Dale Pollard is the funeral director for our Ferndale location. He is our lead celebrant and offers families a personalized tribute for their loved one and helps families in the beginning phases of mourning. Dale completed his Doctorate in Spiritual Formation in 2007 concentrating on the spirituality of palliative care as well as focusing on the process and journey of loss and grief.

Email: dalep@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Brian Flowers

Managing Funeral Director & Green Burial Coordinator, Bayview Chapel

Dedicated to creating meaningful healing experiences

Brian is a lifelong resident of the most beautiful place on earth, residing in rural Whatcom County with his wife, daughter, and Jack the dog. After a satisfying career as a fine woodworker, Brian came to work for Moles Farewell Tributes in 2009 to develop our Green Burial offerings. Since that transition Brian has been privileged to work with families in a variety of capacities at all our locations, and is now the managing funeral director at our Bellingham location. He is an energetic and engaged community member with a passion for helping others create unique, and meaningful healing experiences. Brian has served on the Board of Trustees for HonorWorks and is the Past President of the Green Burial Council, an international non-profit engaged in certification for green burial offerings. He takes every opportunity to get out and enjoy the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest. You may have caught Brian around Whatcom County performing as a professional storyteller.

Email: brianf@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Nicole Junell

Lead Accountant, Bayview Chapel

Nicole’s professional background is in various and diverse business environments including the manufacturing and supply chain industry, logistics, and accounting.  For the past 8 years, she has been a stay-at-home mom raising two wonderful daughters and met her husband in college almost 20 years ago.  She enjoys spending time outside hiking and skiing and traveling the world with her family.  In her free time, Nicole volunteers as a budget coach at a local non-profit and her daughters’ school.  Nicole joined Moles in May 2018.

Email: accounting@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Gene Morales

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & First Call Team Coordinator, Bayview Chapel

Gene’s primary focus is helping all families through care and preparation of their loved ones. As the Prep Room Coordinator, Gene’s attention to detail, thorough planning, and deep respect for the deceased ensure a commitment to continuous excellence. He resides in Bellingham with his wife and family. Among various interests, Gene enjoys cooking, exploring nature, road trips, and reading. He is honored to be a part of the Moles team and to serve the families of this vibrant community.

Email: genem@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Jonathon Reed

Funeral Director Intern, First Call Team Member, Crematory Operator

Jonathon first migrated to Whatcom County from his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, in 2019 and began his career at Moles Farewell Tributes as a member of the Greenacres Memorial Park grounds crew. Through his dedication to his work and passion for helping families experiencing loss, he graduated from his role on the grounds crew and is now serving as a Funeral Director Intern and is on track to becoming a dual licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. Jonathon hopes to use this experience to provide those suffering through times of bereavement within his community with the utmost care and the expertise they deserve.

Outside of work, Jonathon finds any excuse to travel; flying out to visit his family wherever in the world they may be at the time or driving down to Seattle to see a concert with friends. And whenever he has time, he still competes in tournaments for his favorite video game, Super Smash Brothers: Melee.

Email: jonathon@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Will Borego

Family Service Counselor

Will spent 25 great years in the United Stated Army. He went everywhere and did everything! He served 6 years in Rakkasans 101st Airborne as a Sniper/Scout in a light infantry. That position changed his life and he fell in love with the ‘Service.’ Will also completed 2 deployments to support OIF with multiple rotations as both Recruiter and Leadership Instructor. He was awarded over 20 medals for performance with his prized Bronze Star leading the way. Will taught Master Fitness and did one rotation in Thailand to support Cobra Gold. Will converted to the National Guard when he returned to Washington State and started college at Whatcom Community College.

Will fell in love with academics at WCC and never looked back. His goal was to continue on with college and return to WCC as an English Professor, so he spent the next ten years chewing through school. Will graduated with a degree from WCC, then a BA from Western Washington University and finally a Graduate Degree from the same school.

His academics and college degrees were great, but the best thing that happened to Will was he met his wife in class. They got married and had 3 wonderful kids; Konnor, Murphy, and Emma Jean- their clones in the best possible ways. Konnor is a 6-foot-tall Freshmen at Bellingham High. Murphy is a natural Artist with a natural laugh. Emma is as beautiful as her mom, but with his mind and work ethic. Emma is also a natural runner who dominates the field of play and scoring goal after goal!

His most recent Work Study position at the VVA and work position with the Honor Guard made him appreciate more deeply all the heroes we lose every day. Will knew he wanted to support theses heroes in some new way and that is why he now works for Moles Farewell Tributes.

Will’s favorite things to do in his down time are hang with his kids, run and hike long distances.

Email: willb@molesfarewelltributes.com

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Vanessa Stevens

Family Service Coordinator in training, Moles Greenacres

Vanessa is a lifelong resident of Whatcom County. She has always found purpose in helping people and enjoys the meaningful work she’s doing here now. She started at Moles in August of 2021 as an Administrative Assistant and is currently in training to become a Family Service Coordinator to provide an even greater level of care to the families we serve.

In her free time, Vanessa can be found reading, painting, playing board games with friends and family, or exploring nearby mountains and nature with her partner, Greg, and dog, Charlie.

Email: vanessas@molesfarewelltributes.com