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Staff members of Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Christian A. Quintana

Christian A. Quintana

Owner

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com
Phone: 909-793-2311

"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm" Charles Schwab

Christian grew up in San Bernardino, California the eldest of five children. Christian originally aspired to be a psychologist, studying psychology at Citrus Community College in Glendora, CA.

In a twist of fate, Christian started working at Oakdale Memorial Park in Glendora, while attending Citrus College. During the next several years he worked visitations in the evening while going to school full time. While working at Oakdale Memorial Park, Christian worked as a night-attendant, an office clerk and finally ended his tenure at Oakdale Memorial Park as a funeral director.

After 6 years at Oakdale Memorial Park, Christian decided to pursue a career in the funeral industry. After working in the corporate structure, Christian realized the importance of a family-owned environment. In December of 1999, he started working at Arcadia Chapel of Remembrance for Terry J. Harmon. It was then that Christian believed that one man’s success can only help another man’s success. Christian followed Terry’s tracks and he found in Terry someone that would help him lay down a path for him to follow. Essentially what happens when you begin to do what you love is that you get a new sense of spirit. Spirit always pays us in proportion to how hard we work.

In 2004, Christian received a number of compelling nominations and was honored as the Young Funeral Director of the Year Award from the California Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). The award was presented to Christian because of his personal dedication and significant contributions to the profession of funeral service.

Christian is one of the owners of Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands and Yucaipa, where he helps to oversee the everyday operations of our family owned and operated funeral home, and his involvement in the Orange Belt Funeral Director’s Association has given him the opportunity to serve as secretary/treasure and President for the association.

Christian has a firm commitment to the families he serves and to the community in which he works. Christian is most proud of his devotion to his beautiful wife, Monica and his four adoring children, Alexis, Adrian, Andres & Anahi.

Rick Foster

Rick Foster

Associate

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com
Phone: 909-793-2311

Rick started with Emmerson-Bartlett in 1978. He graduated from the California College of Mortuary Science in 1973. As a young man in the funeral profession, he was fortunate to come to work for the Emmerson and the Bartlett families. Their philosophy was that the families we serve, come first. Nothing else matters except the service and attention you provide to those who entrust their loved ones to our care. The funeral profession has changed over the past 40 years but the one necessary constant, that will always be needed, is caring about each and every family and meeting their needs through compassion and understanding during one of lifes most difficult times.
Many choices today are compared by price. The choice a family makes when selecting our funeral home is still measured by compassion, trust, the heritage of serving many generations of families and the knowledge that their loved one will be taken care of as a member of our family.

Mike Cauthron

Mike Cauthron

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com
Phone: 909-793-2311

Mike was born and raised in Redlands and graduated from Redlands High School in 1967. He and his wife Julie have raised three children in Redlands and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.

Mike has served the funeral needs of families in Redlands and the surrounding communities for over 44 years, having started his funeral career with F. Arthur Cortner Chapel in 1970. He holds both a Funeral Director and Embalmer’s license in the state of California and is also licensed by the National Board of Funeral Director’s.

Mike is a 30 year member of the Elks Lodge and a former Board Member of the Orange Belt Funeral Director’s Association. He previously served on the Board of The Friends of Hillside Memorial Park.

We are very proud to have Mike as a part of the Emmerson Bartlett team of dedicated funeral employees who collectively have over 100 years of experience in our profession.

Having Mike as a part of our team only reinforces our shared commitment to the families we are honored to serve.

Lorina Johnson

Associate Director

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com

Lorina has been a valuable member of our staff for over 4 years. She's assisted many families and has their needs and desires uppermost in her mind. Lorina works in all aspects of our funeral home and is one of those people who was born to help others.

Monica Quintana

Monica Quintana

Office Administrator

Phone: 909-797-1101

Monica is a busy working mom who juggles many of the same responsibilities and challenges of every working mom. As a secretary, she is responsible for the filings, the paperwork, the phone calls and some date entry. Monica began working at Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel, Yucaipa in 2007 after her last child started school.

As the mother of four children, she spends an equal amount of time at school events and in the car driving groups of teenagers from one activity to the next.

Along with keeping up with her four children, Monica is a member of St. Frances X Cabrini Catholic Church in Yucaipa.

She and her husband Christian enjoy their four children and strive to serve the Yucaipa community with care and compassion.

Lydia Hartshorn

Lydia Hartshorn

Office Associate

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com
Phone: 909-793-2311

Lydia started working at Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands with her uncle, Richard Foster, after graduating a semester early from Beaumont High School. As she continues to grow in the funeral field, she is also attending Riverside City College and plans to go on to a university.

Brenda Sullivan

Brenda Sullivan

Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Email: emmersonbartlett@aol.com
Cell Phone: (760) 985-1431

Brenda was born and raised in southern California and has lived here all her life. Happily married for 27 years to the love of her life and best friend, Mark, and have raised four children: three sons and a daughter, Anthony, David, Mark Jr., and Shawna. They now have seven grandchildren which they adore and are so very proud of. Recently joining our team at Emmerson Bartlett Memorial Chapel, she has worked in the funeral industry for 13 years and has helped many families at the time of need and before the need occurs. Brenda is very compassionate and knowledgeable when helping families prearrange their own services. She feels that it is important to preselect and prearrange so that families can lock in costs and know that their wishes will be carried out at the time of need.