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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Paul & Katrina Noell Funeral Director / Location Manager / Funeral Arranger / Operations / Crematory Operator 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.

Katrina was born and raised in Reno, NV, the oldest of three children and graduated from Hug High School as well as Truckee Meadows Community College after which she became a licensed floral arranger.

 She met Paul while working in the funeral industry.  It was love at first sight.  The two were married and started their life together.

 In the early years it was not uncommon for Paul and Katrina to bring dinner and the kids to the funeral home, the kids would help set the chapel for the next day’s funeral while Paul would provide care for a loved one with Katrina assisting with hair and makeup. It was truly “Our Family Serving Your Family.”

 Katrina wears many hats including Accounting, Funeral Arranging, and Floral Designing, but she is also responsible for the interior decorating projects that are ongoing at our location, as we strive to provide an updated, warm and comfortable setting for families and their guests who visit during their services. 

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Ken (Kuvira) Cox Funeral Director / Removal Tech / Crematory Operator

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Steven & Heidi Schwerdtfeger Funeral Arranger & Receptionist

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.

Heidi joined the Mountain View Mortuary team in June 2020.  Heidi is our receptionist and a wonderful asset to our company

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Stephanie "Zoey" Shapiro Funeral Director / Embalmer sshaprio@mtvm.net

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Sydney Bevans Executive Assistant / Funeral Arranger / 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 psychology.

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Sarah Stynen Removal Technician

Sarah was born in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Reno, Nevada in 2006. She graduated from McQueen High School in 2015, and has continued on to UNR and TMCC. She plans on building a career in the Funeral Service Industry and is currently working toward a mortuary science degree. 

 

Aside from working at Mountain View, Sarah is a nanny. She enjoys spending her time hiking and camping in the Reno/Tahoe area, reading with her two cats, gardening in the Summer, and baking for her friends and family.

Paul & Katrina Noell

Funeral Director / Location Manager / Funeral Arranger / Operations / Crematory Operator
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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.

Katrina was born and raised in Reno, NV, the oldest of three children and graduated from Hug High School as well as Truckee Meadows Community College after which she became a licensed floral arranger.

 She met Paul while working in the funeral industry.  It was love at first sight.  The two were married and started their life together.

 In the early years it was not uncommon for Paul and Katrina to bring dinner and the kids to the funeral home, the kids would help set the chapel for the next day’s funeral while Paul would provide care for a loved one with Katrina assisting with hair and makeup. It was truly “Our Family Serving Your Family.”

 Katrina wears many hats including Accounting, Funeral Arranging, and Floral Designing, but she is also responsible for the interior decorating projects that are ongoing at our location, as we strive to provide an updated, warm and comfortable setting for families and their guests who visit during their services. 

Ken (Kuvira) Cox

Funeral Director / Removal Tech / Crematory Operator
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Steven & Heidi Schwerdtfeger

Funeral Arranger & Receptionist
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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.

Heidi joined the Mountain View Mortuary team in June 2020.  Heidi is our receptionist and a wonderful asset to our company

Stephanie "Zoey" Shapiro

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Sydney Bevans

Executive Assistant / Funeral Arranger / 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 psychology.

Sarah Stynen

Removal Technician
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Sarah was born in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Reno, Nevada in 2006. She graduated from McQueen High School in 2015, and has continued on to UNR and TMCC. She plans on building a career in the Funeral Service Industry and is currently working toward a mortuary science degree. 

 

Aside from working at Mountain View, Sarah is a nanny. She enjoys spending her time hiking and camping in the Reno/Tahoe area, reading with her two cats, gardening in the Summer, and baking for her friends and family.