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Our Staff

Our Staff


Debra Andrews
EDRS Specialist

Debra Andrews has just celebrated her 15 year anniversary in the funeral industry. She is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Family Studies and is happy to be a new member of the Chapel of the Roses team.

Gabriela Buenrostro
Memorial Specialist

Gabriela has been in the funeral industry since 2000. She is a Graduate of Cypress College program of Mortuary Science and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Gabriela is also a member of the Women of the Moose.

Teresa Frederiksen
Memorial Specialist

Teresa has lived in Atascadero most of her life. She graduated from Atascadero High School in Atascadero and from Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo. Teresa has worked at Chapel of the Roses since 1996 and is proud to be a part of the community in Atascadero and to have an opportunity to help the families during a time when they need us most.

Sean Gillian
Memorial Specialist

Sean has been in the funeral industry since 2006, he is a licensed Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer. Sean is a graduate of the Cypress College Mortuary Science Program and is a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Greg Schlitz
Pre-arrangement counselor

Kailee Vitelli
Location Manager

Kailee has been in the funeral industry since 2009. A graduate of Cypress College and Concordia University, she is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Kailee enjoys gardening, spending time with family and fishing.

Josef Vitelli
Funeral Director's Assistant

Josef recently started his career in the funeral industry here at Chapel of the Roses. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he attended school for horticulture. In addition to gardening, Josef enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family. He is a member of the American Legion.

Lovella Walker
Memorial Specialist

Lovella has served the families of Chapel of the Roses and Kuehl Nicolay since 2009. She is an active member of her church, enjoys spending time with her family and dancing.

Reuben Whittington
Funeral Assistant

Reuben is new to the funeral industry. He aims to help families in the times that are needed most. Reuben is furthering his education at Cal Poly and when he is not working he enjoys reading, watching sports and hiking in the outdoors.