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.
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.
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.
Funeral Director & Embalmer, Greenacres Memorial Park
Ally was raised in Whatcom County and is the third of seven children. She received her Funeral Director and Embalming license from Mount Hood Community College in Portland, OR in 2011. Ally is so grateful to be serving families in the area she calls home and is honored to be a part of the Moles team. She is gifted at making meaningful connections with all different types of people.
When she’s not skating for the Bellingham Roller Betties, Ally and her husband, Joe, love spending time in the great outdoors, road trips, cooking, board games, and spending time with friends, family, and their Great Dane Monk.
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.
Family Service Counselor, Greenacres Memorial Park
Jonathan has a passion for serving others, and he has found great satisfaction and purpose in working with families that have experienced a loss. Jonathan also spends a good deal of his time educating people in his community about Funeral Home and Cemetery pre-arrangements, the benefits of living wills, and also helping them to record their final wishes. Jonathan is trained and licensed to get everything put into place, so that when that day should come, their families are spared from having to make permanent and costly decisions while in the process of grieving.
Jonathan is the proud father of 5 children, and is married to his best friend Cassie. One of his greatest joys is navigating the adventure of marriage and parenting. Also, Jonathan really enjoys teaching people about their cell phones and tablets, and is always happy to show people how to use these tools/toys to better communicate and organize the things in their life.
Family Service & Memorial Marker Administrator, Greenacres Memorial Park
April was born and raised in Marysville, WA and moved to Bellingham in 2008. She now resides in Blaine with her husband, Jake, and dog, Lucy.
Working in accounting for over a decade, she is excited to bring her talents and caring heart to Moles.
Funeral Director, Cemetarian & Green Burial Coordinator, Bellingham Moles
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.
Lead Accountant, Bellingham Moles
Kathy has lived in Bellingham since it was a small town of 40K. Born and raised on both coasts, California and New Jersey, she chose Bellingham based on its proximity to the beautiful bay, mountains, lake and rivers. Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University. She received her Master of Arts in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Development from City University. She has served in the role of controller over the past 15 years in for profit manufacturing, distribution and service businesses as well as serving as finance manager in non-profit organizations.
Kathy enjoys working in the Moles environment where improvement and learning are a strong cultural work value. She respects and appreciates working with the kind, communicative and empathetic co-workers that surround her and who provide assistance to the families’ that Moles serves. In addition to loving the challenges of the accounting work at Moles, Kathy is a prolific artist and crafts person in her personal life. She’s an avid painter, jeweler, tinkerer, guitar player and gardener.
Accountant, Bellingham Moles
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.
Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Crematory Operator, Bellingham Moles
Hailing from New Jersey, Gene has rapidly acclimated to the many charms of Whatcom County. Gene received undergraduate and law degrees from Rutgers University, and completed his Funeral Service degree at Mercer County College, all in NJ. Gene’s primary focus is helping all families through care and preparation of their loved ones. Carrying on his mentor’s examples of attention to detail, thorough planning, and deep respect for the dead, Gene is committed to continuous excellence. He resides in Bellingham with his wife and family. Among various interests, Gene enjoys cooking and craft beer, exploring nature, road trips, and trivia games. He is excited to be a part of the Moles team and to serve the families of this vibrant community.
Des was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and resided in Grand Canyon Village before settling in Bellingham in 2018. She has worked through challenging stewardships in Madagascar, the Mojave Desert, and Northern Arizona. She has professional experience with Medical Examiner and Coroner teams, both in office and on-scene. Yet, working for Moles has been her most humbling and rewarding profession yet. Her role in assisting families during their loss is the perfect way for her to harness and share her compassion. She enjoys being surrounded by the eccentric team at Moles and has found her professional home.
On any given day you can find Des reading, crocheting, baking, or hiking. She also enjoys daydreaming about sunshine, summer dresses, and warm beach sand.
Being raised in Anacortes, it was an easy choice for Embi to call Bellingham home for the past 20 plus years. She is passionate about her community and serving families that live here. Embi has been part of the team at Moles Farewell Tributes since the Fall of 2019.
When not at the front desk at Moles Greenacres, Embi can be found walking our many local trails with her family, including their family dog, Annie. Interests include beachcombing for sea glass, boardgames, music, reading, and shopping at the local farmer markets.
Embi is happy to be part of the Moles Team, serving the families in our community.
Jessica is new to Bellingham and joined the Moles team in August of 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and Horticulture with a minor in Agronomy from West Virginia University. She has worked in many facets of the Forestry and Horticulture industry from Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Landscape Design and Greenhouse growing.
She has enjoyed using her skills and it’s her great passion to beautify the landscapes and grounds at Greenacres Memorial Park.
Jessica is the mother of 2 children and has been married for 15 years and together for 22 years with her husband Michael. She loves to mountain bike, hike and travel.
Rochelle is a fourth generation Whatcom county resident tracing her roots through Blaine, Birch Bay and Maple Falls. She has been married to her husband, Mike, since 1992 and enjoys her two adult children living in the area. She has many family members, including one son, interred at Greenacres Memorial Park. Rochelle treasures her weekly horseback riding with family in Skagit & Snohomish county.
She volunteers weekly with the community meal program in her home town. She has fun knitting, quilting, making music & hosting dinners for family and friends.