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 & 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 Cox Funeral Director / Removal Tech / 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 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 & 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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Ife Capone Embalmer

Ife is currently an Embalmer at Mountain View Mortuary. She has been in the Funeral industry for 21 years. She grew up on the east coast where she decided to go to school to become a Funeral Director & Embalmer.

Falling in love with the career & wanting to travel, she then decided to venture out to the west coast. From New England to the Pacific Northwest & currently here in our Southwest high desert she continues to learn different ways & cultures to help better assist families during a usually difficult & confusing time.

When not taking care of families loved ones, she loves spending time with family & friends, playing with her dog, doing crafts, exploring fine art, gardening, hiking & 4 wheeling.

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Mikey & Steffanie Alfonso Removal Technician's

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

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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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 psychology.

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Logan Rumbaugh Crematory Operator lrumbaugh@mtvm.net

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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.

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 & 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 Cox

Funeral Director / Removal Tech / 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 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 & 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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Ife Capone

Embalmer
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Ife is currently an Embalmer at Mountain View Mortuary. She has been in the Funeral industry for 21 years. She grew up on the east coast where she decided to go to school to become a Funeral Director & Embalmer.

Falling in love with the career & wanting to travel, she then decided to venture out to the west coast. From New England to the Pacific Northwest & currently here in our Southwest high desert she continues to learn different ways & cultures to help better assist families during a usually difficult & confusing time.

When not taking care of families loved ones, she loves spending time with family & friends, playing with her dog, doing crafts, exploring fine art, gardening, hiking & 4 wheeling.

Mikey & Steffanie Alfonso

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

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.

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 psychology.

Logan Rumbaugh

Crematory Operator
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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.