Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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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 15 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 family, Paul is an avid baseball fan. He also enjoys fishing and loves camping in the Reno/Tahoe area.

Paul & his wife Katrina have three children, Brodie, and his daughters, Sydney and Aubrey.

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Ife Capone Embalmer / Assistant Manager

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Katrina Noell Controller / Funeral Arranger / Crematory Operator knoellmvm@gmail.com

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Stephanie Shapiro Funeral Director / Embalmer sshaprio@mtvm.net

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Steven Schwerdtfeger Funeral Arranger

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 overseas 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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Ken Cox Funeral Director/Crematory Operator

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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Heidi Schwerdtfeger Receptionist

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Sydney Bevans Executive Assistant / Courier

Sydney was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she graduated in the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic at The Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology in 2020. She studied video production for three years and fell in love with producing and editing films. 

She carried her knowledge into her position here at the mortuary by helping families to put together heartfelt memorial videos.

While studying at the University of Reno-Nevada, she hopes to continue her learning of content creation and business management.

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Mikey Alfonso Removal Technician

Michael has worked for Mountain View for eleven plus years, brightening every staff members day since.

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Charles Stegmeir Removal Technician

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Steffanie Alfonso Removal Technician

Steffanie was born in Bountiful Utah on September 15th, 1976. Only one year after her birth her family packed up and moved to Reno, where she has resided since. Steffanie went to Sparks Middle School, then Sparks high school, where she met her high school sweetheart, Michael. Stef and Mikey got married on October 31st, 2017. Between the two, they have five children, four beautiful girls, and one outgoing boy, and five grandchildren they both adore! Steffanie Joined the MVM family in December of 2017.

She loves her job here at the mortuary where she witnesses her peers work just as hard as she does to ensure the care and sympathy put forward for our families.

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Stephanie Allaback Janitorial

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 15 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 family, Paul is an avid baseball fan. He also enjoys fishing and loves camping in the Reno/Tahoe area.

Paul & his wife Katrina have three children, Brodie, and his daughters, Sydney and Aubrey.

Ife Capone

Embalmer / Assistant Manager
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Katrina Noell

Controller / Funeral Arranger / Crematory Operator
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Stephanie Shapiro

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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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 overseas 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.

Ken Cox

Funeral Director/Crematory Operator
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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.

Heidi Schwerdtfeger

Receptionist
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Sydney Bevans

Executive Assistant / Courier
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Sydney was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she graduated in the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic at The Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology in 2020. She studied video production for three years and fell in love with producing and editing films. 

She carried her knowledge into her position here at the mortuary by helping families to put together heartfelt memorial videos.

While studying at the University of Reno-Nevada, she hopes to continue her learning of content creation and business management.

Mikey Alfonso

Removal Technician
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Michael has worked for Mountain View for eleven plus years, brightening every staff members day since.

Charles Stegmeir

Removal Technician
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Steffanie Alfonso

Removal Technician
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Steffanie was born in Bountiful Utah on September 15th, 1976. Only one year after her birth her family packed up and moved to Reno, where she has resided since. Steffanie went to Sparks Middle School, then Sparks high school, where she met her high school sweetheart, Michael. Stef and Mikey got married on October 31st, 2017. Between the two, they have five children, four beautiful girls, and one outgoing boy, and five grandchildren they both adore! Steffanie Joined the MVM family in December of 2017.

She loves her job here at the mortuary where she witnesses her peers work just as hard as she does to ensure the care and sympathy put forward for our families.

Stephanie Allaback

Janitorial
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