Dennis A. Schoville

Dennis A. Schoville

President and CEO

Dennis A. Schoville
President and CEO

President and CEO

A native of Richland Center, Wis., Dennis Schoville joined the U.S. Army after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and trained as a helicopter pilot. While serving in Vietnam, he was awarded two Silver Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts, along with several other Air Medals and service awards.

Following his medical retirement from active duty at the rank of captain, Schoville earned a law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973, and a master’s degree in law at Northwestern University in 1974. For the next 23 years, Schoville was an associate and then partner at San Diego’s biggest law firm, Gray, Cary, Ames & [Continue Reading]

Richard T. Sells

Richard T. Sells
Secretary / Chief Financial Officer

Richard T. SellsSecretary / Chief Financial Officer

Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

Richard Sells graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army, Armor Corps from 1962 until 1969, attaining the rank of Captain, USAR.

Sells qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in California, and worked for Arthur Anderson & Co. He also worked for thirty-three years as an executive in the Cemetery Industry. He retired from Service Corporation International (SCI), the world’s largest owner of funeral homes and cemeteries, having served as a Senior Vice President for Domestic and International sales, and President of SCI’s Western States operations.

Sells devised and constructed the traveling replica Vietnam Memorial Wall and introduced the Homeless Veterans Burial program [Continue Reading]

Jeff Simonides

Board Member

Jeff Simonides was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in 1976, and attended Miramar College, San Diego City College and National University studying fire science and criminal justice.

Simonides is a former fire chief and earned several life saving citations. He is the owner and operator of an electrical contracting business. Simonides has been a certified mediator and has served with the Restorative Justice Program and San Diego Legal Aid, where he also works on conflict resolution within the juvenile justice system, both criminal and civil.

Simonides is a certified firearms instructor, and coordinates a program that helps rehabilitate veterans in the Wounded Warriors program. He also volunteers with the following Organizations: USO, Warrior [Continue Reading]

George Fellows

George Fellows

Board Member

George Fellows

George Fellows is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Yakima High School in 1947, and received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., that same year. He graduated from Kings Point in 1951, receiving a BS degree in Nautical Science, a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and a Coast Guard license to sail as an officer on any steam or motor vessel of unlimited tonnage in any ocean.

He sailed as a deck officer with American Export Lines until late 1952, when he volunteered for active Navy duty during the Korean War. He was assigned to the Special Projects Office of the Military Sea Transportation Service at the [Continue Reading]

Charles R. Bailey

Charles R. Bailey

Charles R. Bailey

Board Member

Born Aug 26, 1971, in Monticello, Il., Charles R. Bailey graduated from Unity High School in 1989.  He served in the United States Navy from 1990-1994, as a Torpedoman’s Mate, Third Class Petty Officer.

Bailey attended Miramar College to become an Emergency Medical Technician and studied Liberal Arts at Mesa College.  He is a Licensed Funeral Director and mortuary manager at Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary in San Diego.

Bailey is a board member and second Vice President of the San Diego County Funeral Directors Association. He also is the Dignity Memorial Homeless Burial Coordinator for San Diego County, and the President-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Bonita.  One of his true passions is coaching his son, Nolan [Continue Reading]