Who We Are : Our Staff

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Staff members of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary 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

Alan and Becky Grant

Alan and Becky Grant

Owners

Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (805) 291-3704

Alan Grant was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from the Cypress College of Mortuary Science in 1979. He came to the Central Coast of California in 1986 and has worked for mortuaries in Solvang, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lompoc. Becky grew up in Ojai and graduated from Ventura City College in 1974. She has lived in Santa Barbara County since 1979. After over 30 years working for the County of Santa Barbara, she now assists with the management of the mortuary. Alan and Becky have four children and five grandchildren.

Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz

Manager

Kelly Kullberg

Kelly Kullberg

Funeral Director's Assistant

Kelly Kullberg is a native of Lompoc. She has worked in local restaurants and in a local rehabilitation center as a certified nursing assistant. She is currently serving an apprenticeship with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Kelly is the mother of two children, Emily and Adam.

Haylee Ditzler

Haylee Ditzler

Office Manager

Haylee was raised in rural Illinois, but came to Vandenberg AFB when she and her husband got married. Haylee grew up with parents in the funeral industry, so she is quite familiar with office management and customer care. She is currently enrolled in a Funeral Director's Program through a college in Tennessee. She has no children, but is a fur-mom to her German Shepherd, Lala.  

Miguel Marquez

Miguel Marquez

Funeral Director's Assistant

Deacon Miguel Marquez

Miguel was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and came to the United States as a child. He is an active member of La Purisima Catholic Church where he serves as a Deacon. Miguel has been married since 1989 and has three sons. He has been with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for over nine years. 

Pat Grijalva

Pat Grijalva

Bereavement Care Specialist

After retiring from a career as a Human Resource Manager, Pat became a certified Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute now located in Bend, Oregon.  She has been facilitating our Grief Recovery Program since 2011 and offers the group program twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. 
 
 The Grief Recovery Method is a structured program is completed in 7 weeks.  It has a beginning and an end with specific actions taken each week to help individuals move beyond death, divorce or other losses.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Grief Recovery Handbook and other materials.  The groups meet once a week in either evening or afternoon sessions lasting 2-3 hours.   
 
Most of us never give any thought to how to deal with an emotional loss, until we find ourselves overwhelmed with the pain of grief.  It is at that point that we discover how very few tools we have to deal with that pain, and that most of them do not really work!  The Grief Recovery Method has been shown to be an “evidence based” program which can actually make a difference for those dealing with the emotional pain of loss.
 
Our next group program will begin on Tuesday , October 1, 2019 (evening) or Wednesday, October 2, 2019 (afternoon).  Please call 805-735-3773 to reserve a space in the program.  
 

Eugene Baird

Eugene Baird

Crematory Operator

Robert Eugene Baird