Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Tracy R. Spicer CEO

Originally from the Northern California Coast, Tracy moved to the Reno area in 1977 where she joined the Mountain View Cemetery Staff as a receptionist in 1979. She was able to learn all aspects of the Cemetery industry and eventually became the Office Manager.

In 2001 Tracy took a leave of absence from the Cemetery industry to continue her knowledge and career by working in the local Funeral Homes, Cremation and Burial Societies, as well as their accounting offices.

In 2009, Tracy returned to the Cemetery at the request of the Board of Trustees as the Chief Operations Officer for the Cemetery to help with the restoration and to update the Cemetery records to a modern day computer system, which she has been very dedicated to.

In 2010, Tracy became the first woman Chief Executive Officer for both the Cemetery and the Mortuary since the Cemetery began in 1871 and the Mortuary in 2001.

Tracy is well known in the community for her compassion, caring and devotion to the families of both the Cemetery and the Mortuary.

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Paul Noell Funeral Director / Location Manager pnoellmvm@gmail.com

Paul Noell comes to us with more than 11 years of management experience.  A Reno/Sparks native and Sparks High School graduate, he also attended Truckee Meadows Community College.

 

 He has earned a well-deserved reputation among the community and his peers for his compassion and attention to detail. Paul is a Nevada State Specialty Agent licensed in Life Insurance and, in addition to helping families coordinate unique and beautiful services at the time of need,he also counsels them in planning for future needs through advanced planning arrangements. 
 

He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and does volunteer work throughout the community. Along with spending time with his family, Paul is an avid baseball fan. He also enjoys fishing and loves camping in the Reno/Tahoe area. 

 

Paul and his wife Katrina have three children son Brodie, and daughters, Syndney and Aubrey.

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Ken Cox Funeral Director/Assistant Manager

Ken Cox is a longtime Nevadan, having been born in Reno and raised in Washoe Valley. He graduated from Damonte Ranch High School in 2009, and quickly thereafter began making a name for himself in the Funeral Industry.

Currently having just a few years experience in the art of Funeral Services, Ken is well into his lifetime career. He is the youngest Funeral Director in the State of Nevada’s history, having gained certification in 2013.

When Ken is not relaxing at home with his wife and son, he is enjoying the outdoors. Aside from swimming, hiking and camping, Ken enjoys snowboarding and riding his motorcycle.

In short, Ken is a compassionate gentleman willing to take the time to help, and make sure your loved ones wishes are honored.

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Steven Schwerdtfeger Funeral Arranger stevenembalmer@aol.com

Steven Schwerdtfeger has been working in the funeral industry since 2001. Steve went to Mortuary Science School in Cypress, California and graduated in 2003. Steve is married with 4 children. He enjoys and loves to play softball. 

Steve served in the United States Army Honorably and earned the rank of Sergeant. Steve was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and served over seas in Germany and South Korea.

Steve joined the Mountain View team in January 2017 with years of experience, compassion and empathy. He is a great addition to our mortuary and the community. 

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Mikey Alfonso Removal Technician mtviewmortuarymikey@gmail.com

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Charles Stegmeir Removal Technician

Tracy R. Spicer

CEO
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Originally from the Northern California Coast, Tracy moved to the Reno area in 1977 where she joined the Mountain View Cemetery Staff as a receptionist in 1979. She was able to learn all aspects of the Cemetery industry and eventually became the Office Manager.

In 2001 Tracy took a leave of absence from the Cemetery industry to continue her knowledge and career by working in the local Funeral Homes, Cremation and Burial Societies, as well as their accounting offices.

In 2009, Tracy returned to the Cemetery at the request of the Board of Trustees as the Chief Operations Officer for the Cemetery to help with the restoration and to update the Cemetery records to a modern day computer system, which she has been very dedicated to.

In 2010, Tracy became the first woman Chief Executive Officer for both the Cemetery and the Mortuary since the Cemetery began in 1871 and the Mortuary in 2001.

Tracy is well known in the community for her compassion, caring and devotion to the families of both the Cemetery and the Mortuary.

Paul Noell

Funeral Director / Location Manager
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Paul Noell comes to us with more than 11 years of management experience.  A Reno/Sparks native and Sparks High School graduate, he also attended Truckee Meadows Community College.

 

 He has earned a well-deserved reputation among the community and his peers for his compassion and attention to detail. Paul is a Nevada State Specialty Agent licensed in Life Insurance and, in addition to helping families coordinate unique and beautiful services at the time of need,he also counsels them in planning for future needs through advanced planning arrangements. 
 

He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and does volunteer work throughout the community. Along with spending time with his family, Paul is an avid baseball fan. He also enjoys fishing and loves camping in the Reno/Tahoe area. 

 

Paul and his wife Katrina have three children son Brodie, and daughters, Syndney and Aubrey.

Ken Cox

Funeral Director/Assistant Manager
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Ken Cox is a longtime Nevadan, having been born in Reno and raised in Washoe Valley. He graduated from Damonte Ranch High School in 2009, and quickly thereafter began making a name for himself in the Funeral Industry.

Currently having just a few years experience in the art of Funeral Services, Ken is well into his lifetime career. He is the youngest Funeral Director in the State of Nevada’s history, having gained certification in 2013.

When Ken is not relaxing at home with his wife and son, he is enjoying the outdoors. Aside from swimming, hiking and camping, Ken enjoys snowboarding and riding his motorcycle.

In short, Ken is a compassionate gentleman willing to take the time to help, and make sure your loved ones wishes are honored.

Steven Schwerdtfeger

Funeral Arranger
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Steven Schwerdtfeger has been working in the funeral industry since 2001. Steve went to Mortuary Science School in Cypress, California and graduated in 2003. Steve is married with 4 children. He enjoys and loves to play softball. 

Steve served in the United States Army Honorably and earned the rank of Sergeant. Steve was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and served over seas in Germany and South Korea.

Steve joined the Mountain View team in January 2017 with years of experience, compassion and empathy. He is a great addition to our mortuary and the community. 

Mikey Alfonso

Removal Technician
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Charles Stegmeir

Removal Technician
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