Leonard J. Dunn, Founder, Consultant, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Leonard grew up in the 9th Ward district of New Orleans and has also lived in Chalmette, where he graduated from Chalmette High School, and lived in Arabi before his move to the Northshore and Covington, in May of 2005. Leonard is a graduate of the Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, Texas, where he continues to hold his license as a funeral director & embalmer. He is married to Chris-Ann and has one son, Randy, one daughter, Kelly, two grandchildren, Valentina and Rafael, as well as three stepsons Bruce, John and Travis. During his spare time, Leonard enjoys the outdoors, especially duck hunting and is an active member of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation.
Jack Elder, Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer, Certified Cremation Operator (CCO)
Jack was born and raised in Algiers, later moving to San Carlos and San Jose in California where he attended and graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He spent many years working as a funeral director and embalmer in California before moving back to Mandeville. Jack is an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Latin Mass Community of the Northshore. He is married to Ramona Bivens Elder and has two stepsons, Japheth and John, and one canine pup, Ladybrooke Elder. In his spare time, Jack enjoys calligraphy and playing guitar.
Dina Buisson, Secretary/Front Office Manager
A New Orleans native, Dina grew up in St. Bernard Parish and now resides in Covington. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Chalmette and attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans, where she studied business writing. Dina is married to her husband, Barry Buisson, and has a pet dog “CG”. Dina has many interests and hobbies including gardening, cooking, sewing, fishing, crabbing, attending festivals and parades, and also spends time as a building/remodeling helper to her brother and family.
Glenn Baham, Receptionist and Technical Support
A native resident of Slidell, Glenn received his Bachelors of Art (BA) degree from Alcorn State University, afterwards attending George Washington University where he received his Master’s of Art (MA) degree. He is married to his lovely bride, Joyce, and has 7 children and 23 grandchildren. During his spare time, Glenn loves to golf and is an active member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Crystal Griffin, Funeral Director Intern and Cremationist
Crystal was born in Marrero and lived in Jefferson Parish for her first 15 years before moving and becoming a resident in St. Tammany Parish. She graduated from North Shore Technical Community College in 2018 with the distinct honors of “Magnum Cum Laude” with an Associates in General Studies. Crystal also awarded the Silky Sullivan Scholarship award, while attending Northshore Tech. She is seeking her dual license (Funeral Director/Embalmer) in funeral service at Delgado Community College in New Orleans and graduated in Spring 2022. In addition, she is also pursuing her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at Southeastern University in Hammond, LA. Crystal is an Honors student at Delgado Community and member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She was a Board Member and Softball Coach at Bush Recreational in Bush, LA, from 2018-2020, as well as interned at St. Tammany Coroner’s Office in LaCombe, LA. Crystal has two daughters, Braylinn and Kyrie, and a son, Brayden.