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Charles F. Evans

Charles F. Evans

President of Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services

Charlie Evans, President of Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, attended Towson University, majoring in business administration and then, following in his father’s footsteps, attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, which is considered the leader in Mortuary Science education.  Charlie grew up in the family business.  He started going with his father on house calls at the age of 12 and has worked in the business on the professional side since 1974, assuming the responsibilities of running and managing the family business since 1982.  Evans has a rich family tradition and is well respected as a highly reputable funeral home.

He and his family live in Harford County.  He enjoys rescuing turtles and spending time at his beach house in North Carolina.



Sue Carlozo

Sue Carlozo

Corporate Business Manager

Sue Carlozo is the Corporate Business Manager of Evans Funeral Chapel, having served in that capacity since 1999.  In joining our team, Sue brought with her 28 years of public accounting and administrative experience.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operations for all of the Evans locations.  She works with various organizations to plan after-care events and is instrumental in implementing the Annual Service of Remembrance which has been held every December since 2003.  

A native of Baltimore, Sue, her husband Joe, and her cat KC make their home in Harford County.  She is an avid Oriole and Penn State fan and enjoys baking and driving her sports cars.  



Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

Business Manager

Carolyn joins the Evans team in July 2019. Her primary role is Business Manager.

Carolyn was working in the financial industry and brings over 20 years of Accounting and operations experience to Evans.  Carolyn grew up in Baltimore but moved to the New York/New Jersey Area in 1989. She challenged her background in accounting by opening an art gallery in Chester New Jersey. This led her to create the black River Music & Art Festival 2006-2009 with an attendance of 6000 people. Carolyn moved back to Maryland in 2010 and resides with her husband and stepson.  In her spare time, she enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends. 


Ryan D Kaplan

Ryan D Kaplan

Business Manager

Ryan joined the Evans team in 2020 and oversees the company's day-to-day operations. He brings with him 16 years of administration and management experience.  He graduated from C. Milton Wright High School in 2004 and attended Harford Community College & Baltimore International College, graduating in 2008. 

Ryan lives in Churchville with his wonderful wife, two children, dog, and chickens.


Kelly A. Stiemly

Kelly A. Stiemly

Location Manager Parkville & Monkton, Crematory Operator

Kelly grew up in Timonium and is a 1990 graduate of Dulaney High School. She joined the Evans organization in 2004 and is currently the manager at the Parkville and Monkton locations. She currently holds a certification as a Crematory Operator. Kelly resides in the Perry Hall area.  

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, weekend trips on the boat, and horseback riding. 


Robert W Groves, Jr.

Robert W Groves, Jr.

Location Manager Forest Hill, Pre-need Manager, Pastor

Robert W Groves, Jr. 

Bob was raised in Baltimore, a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic High School and Mortuary Science Program at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore. Bob has been a licensed Funeral Director in Maryland since 1981.

Served as an Embalmer for the State Anatomy Board of Maryland and also lead the bone donation program for the Maryland Tissue Bank.

Bob also was an instructor of Embalming and Restorative Art for the CCBC Mortuary Science program for over 10 years.

Bob joined the Evans organization in June 1990 as a pre-need counselor; in December 1997 he became a licensed Life Insurance Agent in the State of Maryland.  In October 2000 Bob received his Certified Preplanning Consultant through the National Funeral Directors Association. Over the years he has helped establish Evans Funeral Chapel as a National leader in Pre-planning.

Bob received his bachelor's degree in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in 2000 and is currently the Lead Pastor of Living Hope Ministries.

Bob currently manages our Pre-planning side of Evans Funeral Chapel and is the location manager of our Bel Air/Forest Hill establishment.

Bob chose his career in funeral service because he has always desired to help people.

He resides in Harford County with his wife Bernice. 



Dana Higgins

Dana Higgins

Administrative Assistant

Dana was raised in Harford County, Maryland where she graduated from Bel Air High School in 2009. She went on to attend TESST College of Technology in Towson, where she obtained her certification in medical billing and coding. She joined the Evans team in 2017 with a strong desire to serve her community.

Dana currently resides in Harford County with her fur babies, Maggie and Amara. In her spare time, you can find Dana soaking up the sun by the pool. She also enjoys hosting events at her home, as well as spending time with her family and friends.



Duane A. Bartley

Duane A. Bartley

Funeral Director, Care Center Manager

Duane was born and raised in Harford County. He was a graduate of Edgewood High School and the Mortuary Science program at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore. Duane began working with the Evans organization in 1985 where he worked as a licensed apprentice and received his funeral director license in 1987. Duane took a hiatus in his funeral service career and pursued an education in Molecular biology. He worked as a lab director for Johns Hopkins University for 14 years. Duane returned to the Evans organization in 2004 and is currently the Care Center manager.

In his spare time, he enjoys working outside in his garden and yard at his home in Annapolis that he shares with his partner of many years.



Taylor L. Evans

Taylor L. Evans

Lead Funeral Director

Taylor was born and raised in the Bel Air community and is a 2011 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School. She attended Harford Community College, majoring in Psychology. Taylor is currently a part of the fifth generation entering the family business. She graduated in 2018 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, making the Dean's List, and graduating at the top of her class.  She also received the prestigious Champion Award for Mortuary Science Excellence. 

In her free time, Taylor enjoys reading, the Outer Banks, and spending time with friends and family.



Amanda A. Matthews

Amanda A. Matthews

Crematory Operator, Supervisor

Amanda was born and raised in North Baltimore County. She was a 1991 graduate of Hereford High School and joined the Evans team in 2003. She has been a certified crematory operator since 2005 and became a supervising crematory operator in 2014.

Amanda and her husband reside in northern Carroll County.  Amanda enjoys being with her grandchildren in her free time, boating, crabbing, and fishing. Her favorite place is on the eastern shore near the water or relaxing on any beach. 


Brian A. Willem

Brian A. Willem

Funeral Director, Grief Counselor, Life Celebrant

Brian was born and raised in Baltimore and is a 1985 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School. He graduated from the Mortuary Science program of Catonsville Community College of Baltimore in 1992, at which time he became a licensed funeral director. Brian is a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT Region III) and the Maryland Medical Reserve Corps for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He currently holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling Masters in Divinity and Bachelors in Christian Studies, all from Louisiana Baptist College. He is an Advisory Board Member for the American Association of Grief Counseling since 2005. Brian is a funeral life celebrant, certified grief counselor for Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, and currently facilitates a grief support group in the White Marsh area. 

Brian resides in the Nottingham area with his wife and family. Brian enjoys traveling, hiking, a food connoisseur, and an outstanding standup comedian in his spare time. 



Nikita Evans

Nikita Evans

Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Life Celebrant

Nikita is 2018 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she became certified as a life celebrant, certified disaster responder, and a certified crematory operator. Nikita joined the Evans organization in the spring of 2018.

Nikita enjoys reading, attending concerts, and going to the movies in her free time.


Cori L. LeMaitre

Cori L. LeMaitre

Funeral Director, Crematory Operator

Cori was born and raised in Baltimore County and is a graduate of Loch Raven High School and Catonsville Community College Mortuary Science Program.  She has been a licensed funeral director for over 30 years. Cori has been with the Evans organization since 2008, working at the Forest Hill location, and has been a Certified Crematory Operator since 2014.

When she’s not serving families, she enjoys working around the house, gardening, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband Bob live in the Nottingham area and have twin daughters, Ciera & Rachael, and a son, Brad.



Ashley M. Anders

Ashley M. Anders

Funeral Director, Crematory Operator

Ashley was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she graduated from Parkville High School in 2008. She attended the Mortuary Science Program at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore County. Ashley joined the Evans organization in 2014, served her apprenticeship, completed the Maryland state requirements, and is now a licensed funeral director.

When Ashley is not serving her community or helping families, she can be found in her kitchen cooking, eating, and hosting events for her family and friends.



Casey  Lynch

Casey Lynch

Funeral Director, Pre-need Specialist

Casey was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Archbishop Curley High School, where he graduated in 1996. Casey is a graduate of the Mortuary Science program of Catonsville Community College of Baltimore; he has worked in funeral service for over 20 years in various capacities.

Casey has worked with Evans since 2012 and is currently our lead pre-need counselor. 

He resident of Baltimore. In his free time, he is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan. He loves the outdoors, the beach, restaurants, water sports, and time with family and friends. Casey also plays in various recreational soccer leagues.



Francis S. Karczmarek

Francis S. Karczmarek

Funeral Director, Pre-need Specialist

Fran was born and raised in Rosedale, attended St. Clement’s Parochial School and graduated from Overlea High School in 1966. He attended the University of Baltimore and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1973 at which time he obtained his Maryland funeral directors license. Fran has been a licensed funeral director in Maryland for over 40 years. He obtained his preneed insurance license in 1999. Fran joined the Evans organization in 2015 as a preneed counselor and funeral director. He served in the United States Army as a Sergeant with Military Honors. 


Fran has resided in the Nottingham community with his wife Kathy for the last 31 years. In his spare time he enjoys working on his train garden and gardening in his backyard.



Scott LeBrun

Scott LeBrun

Funeral Director, Pre-need Specialist

Scott was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Archbishop Curley High School in 1997. He had a desire to serve families in the community where he was raised, which brought him to join the Evans organization in 1999. Scott graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore in 2001, at which time he obtained his funeral license. In 2014 Scott became a licensed crematory operator.

He resides in the Abingdon community of Harford County with his wife and daughter. Scott enjoys Halloween, exploring historic sites, and spending time with his family and friends.



Julia Muko

Julia Muko

Funeral Director

Julia was born and raised in Calvert County, Maryland, where she graduated from Northern High School in 2015. She attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with an associate degree in 2018. After graduating from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Julia continued her education at Point Park University, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Services with a minor in Psychology. During her time in school, she attended training to become a certified life celebrant and certified crematory operator. Julia joined the Evans organization in the summer of 2019.

She currently resides in the Nottingham area with her boyfriend and two cats. In Julia's spare time, she enjoys cooking new recipes, hiking on local trails, and spend time with her friends and family. 


Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans

Funeral Director

Ryan has grown up in the funeral industry, born into the family business. Graduating from Archbishop Curly in 2008 and gaining his Bachelor's degree in 2013 from Marymount University. Ryan explored other avenues before deciding to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He returned to Maryland with his Associate's degree and his wife, Nikita, and their son.  Ryan officially started working at Evans in 2021, however, he has been involved his entire life.

If Ryan is not in the prep room or office, you can find him at home with his family, playing on his X-Box, or at a local wrestling event. They happily reside in the Town of Bel Air.


Matthew Claypoole

Matthew Claypoole

Funeral Director

Matt joined the Evans team in 2020 as an Apprentice. Since graduating from the  Mortuary Science program at the Community College of Baltimore County in June of 2021, he is now a licensed Funeral Director.  

Matt enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and anything outdoors. Matt and his wife reside in Middle River. 



Camille Smith

Camille Smith

Funeral Director (Apprentice)

Camille was born and raised in Hagerstown and attended the Broadfording Christian Acadamy, graduating in 2015. Then attained her degree in Funeral Service Arts & Sciences from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2020. She began her career at Evans in late 2020, where she is currently working on her apprenticeship. 


Chelsea Thompson

Chelsea Thompson

Funeral Assistant

Chelsea is was born and raised in the Baltimore area. She will be attending the Mortuary Science Program at Community College of Baltimore County this coming semester 2021. She has a background in accounting, paralegal work, and has a passion for event planning. 

Chelsea is an avid collector of antique furniture, lover of folklore, Christmas, and Halloween.  She currently resides in Rosedale with her fiance, Chuck, and three cats. 


Nicoll C. Hellmann

Nicoll C. Hellmann

Floral Manager, Lead Designer

Nic grew up in Harford County. She was a 1991 graduate of North Harford High School and 1994 Harford Community College. Nic joined our team in 2010 as the manager and lead designer of The Flower Cottage when it opened its doors. She has worked in the floral industry as a designer for 25 years. 

Nic and her husband have been residents of Fawn Grove, PA for 18 years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball, long-distance charity bicycle rides, playing with her dogs, Hoss and Hugo. 



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