In The News

All over—on television, in newspapers and magazines, everywhere—there are more and more inspiring and thought-provoking stories about people who are taking their funeral wishes into their own hands ahead of time. And fortunately, more and more professionals offering unique styles and concepts.

Why People Are Choosing Alternative Funerals

Article from AK Lander, a company producing hand crafted memorials in the UK. June 28, 2017

Article in The Director, trade magazine of the National Funeral Director’s Association

February 2017



Philadelphia Inquirer

Front page article by staff writer Jeff Gammage on October 23, 2016 covering my I Want a Fun Funeral workshop at local adult school.


Startup StorySlam

Winner of Philadelphia’s Startup StorySlam held at Benjamin’s Desk May 10, 2016. A five minute story on the theme “Rebel.”

Business Innovators Magazine

Interviewed by Tim Dimmick of Grand Slam Marketing on September 8, 2015.

Lights, Camera, Mortician! The Rise of ‘Fun Funerals’

The renowned journalist Jaweed Kaleem, Religion columnist for The Huffington Post, included I Want a Fun Funeral on July 5, 2014 in a piece he wrote about this very topic.

“Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box”

This particular article appeared in The New York Times on February 2, 2014.

The Opinion Pages / Letters

“Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box” inspired me to write this Letter to the Editor, which got published a few days later.