Our Staff


Russ Weeks

Russ Weeks

Owner

A Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and President of Weeks' Funeral Homes, Russ was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. After graduating from Enumclaw High School, he received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Puget Sound and an Associates degree in funeral service education from Mt. Hood Community College. In 1990 Russ returned to Enumclaw and joined the family firm. He is the only two-term President of the Washington State Funeral Directors' Association and was voted Washington's Funeral Director of the Year in 2002. Russ and his wife Kelley (also an Enumclaw native) have 3 children, Corissa, Trevor, and Ryan. They are active members of Wabash Presbyterian Church and believe their most important responsibility is to introduce their children to a personal relationship with Jesus.


Doug Weeks

Doug Weeks

CPA

Doug is a CPA and Vice President of Weeks' Funeral Homes. He is a graduate of Enumclaw High School, the University of Puget Sound, and the University of Washington. After a short time as a software engineer, he joined the family business in 1989 and became a CPA in 1993. Doug spent ten years as the treasurer of Encouragement Counseling Services, a non-profit, Christian counseling service in South King County. He also plays euphonium in the Gateway Concert Band. He and his wife, Rhonda and son, Owen, currently live in Enumclaw.


Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Former Owner / Honorary Staff Member

Paul's father, Wilbert Lewis, owned and operated Columbia Funeral Home before him. Paul has spent most of his working life in the funeral industry affiliated with Columbia Funeral Home. 

Paul has been a fully licensed Washington State Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1964


Roger Leger

Roger Leger

General Manager / Funeral Director Intern

Roger has been a director with Columbia since 1989. He is a huge part of Columbia Funeral Home's day to day operations. Roger is very well known to the Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Philippine, Ethiopian and Eritrean communities for providing the very best service possible. The trust that so many cultures place into Roger and Columbia has made us the experts when it comes to the diverse cultural, shipping and services needs that our families request.   

Email: roger@columbiafuneralhome.com


Peter Jordan

Peter Jordan

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Peter is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with over 30 years of experience which includes licensed practice in five states and credentials from the American Board for Transplant Certification as a Certified Transplant Preservationist. His professional experience has encompassed working with families throughout most of the U.S. including Puerto Rico and Alaska. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio he is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and served as the past President of the International Society for Organ Preservation.

Peter and his beautiful wife Lori are the proud parents of seven children, two grandchildren and reside in Bellevue, Washington where Peter hosts a weekly community Bible study. He also serves as a committee member for the Bellevue School Foundation. They are members of the Seattle International Christian Church.

Peter has spent many years as a professional saxophonist and is a past member of the renowned international funk band “Heatwave”.

Email: peter@columbiafuneralhome.com


Roxanne Wright

Roxanne Wright

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Roxanne has been working in the Funeral Service industry since 2010. Initially she worked for a company which provided mortuary services and liked it so much she decided to enroll in the Funeral Service Education Program at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham Oregon. Roxanne finds working in this industry to be very rewarding. The feelings she experiences when a family expresses their gratitude for helping them through a difficult time is immense.

In Roxanne’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her pets and family, crafting jewelry, and do it yourself (DIY) projects. 

Email: roxanne@columbiafuneralhome.com


Joe Tomassi

Joe Tomassi

Funeral Director Intern

With over 20, years of funeral service experience I still get up every morning absolutely loving what I do. Helping others get back to where they need to be, meeting with families and simply listening by letting people talk to tell their story is what I think more funeral professionals need to do. 

If we can take away the tunnel vision by helping with the stress and fear that comes with loss and create a positive experience, the best that we can, thats very rewarding to me and I believe it to be empowering to the families we serve.

One of things that I'm very proud of, is being involved with all of the communities and cultures we serve. Characteristics of a funeral can be as unique as the life being honored. Tradition is important to many cultures and Columbia can help you plan a service that will honor your loved one, whether traditional or non-traditional, I would love to show you how to incorporate small or larger details that will honor your heritage.

Joe, is a proud member of the following organizations; Italian American Professionals, Order Sons of Italy, Washington State Funeral Directors Association (WSFDA)  National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Cremation Association of North America (CANA) Joe is also a Certified Matthews Crematory Operator.


Email: joe@columbiafuneralhome.com


Nichole Rager

Nichole Rager

Office Manager

Nichole has been working in funeral service since 2010, starting out as a funeral director and embalmer intern and later transitioning into an office position. She studied Mortuary Sciences at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland. Nichole is proud to be able to help families as they are grieving the loss of their loved ones, and to try to make things a little easier for them wherever she can. 

In her free time Nichole enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog Brooklyn, reading and road trips. 

Email: nichole@columbiafuneralhome.com


Nikki Tuyền Nguyễn

Nikki Tuyền Nguyễn

Pre-need Counselor/Tư vấn nhà quàn và hỏa thiêu

Nikki was born in Vietnam and came to the US when she was 11. She is fluent in reading and writing in both Vietnamese and English. After graduating from the University of Washington, she worked with the elderly in the Vietnamese community assisting them to access in home services and other resources in the community. She has also been providing the same services to the elderly from other ethnic backgrounds.

 

Nikki is part of the Catholic Vietnamese Martyrs Church and is familiar with the community. She is passionate, dedicated and committed when assisting individuals and families in the community to plan their funeral services in advance to help them avoid the financial burden and having the peace of mind. Please don’t hesitate to contact Nikki if you have any questions regarding to funeral pre-arrangements.

 

 

Nikki Tuyền là một cô gái sinh tại Việt Nam và qua Mỹ lúc 11 tuổi. Cô nói và viết rất rành tiếng Việt và tiếng Anh. Sau khi ra trường tại đại học University of Washington, cô làm việc với những người lớn tuổi trong cộng đồng Việt Nam, giúp đỡ họ nhận chương trình chăm sóc tại gia và những nguồn lợi tức khác. Cô cũng giúp những người lớn tuổi trong những cộng đồng khác.

 

Nikki là một thành viên của nhà thờ Các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam và rất quen thuộc với cộng đồng. Cô rất tận tâm và uy tín khi giúp đỡ những gia đình và người thân trong cộng đồng chuẩn bị trước việc hậu sự để giúp họ tránh ghánh nặng tài chánh trong tương lai và có được sự an tâm. Nếu quý vị có câu hỏi hoặc thắc mắc gì về chuẩn bị trước việc hậu sự, làm ơn liên lạc cô Nikki Tuyền. 

Telephone: 1-206-407-6190

Email: Nguyen.nikki2012@gmail.com


Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Charmaine Jovanovich-Miller

Community Outreach & Education

Charmaine’s role with Weeks’ Funeral Homes, is in Community Outreach & Education. To bridge partnerships with like-minded organizations in serving our communities. This includes churches of all faiths, veteran and service groups, first responder chaplains, and hospitals and hospice.

In sharing information and resources about death, bereavement, and healing, Charmaine’s goal is to help people talk about death before they need to, find their way through the darkness when death occurs in their friends and families, and connect with after-care programs to support their pathway to healing.

Charmaine’s background includes 20+ years as a business owner, trainer, and consultant in the area of human services and crisis communication. Throughout her career, Charmaine has served emergency services and 911 dispatchers, children’s organizations, and faith-based assistance programs. Her experience with funeral service dates back more than 20 years. Charmaine is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a graduate of the Pierce County Chaplains Academy, and a proud member of the Enumclaw Rotary Club.

Charmaine was born and raised in Minnesota. Early in her career, she transferred to Washington State, and immediately made it her forever home. She is married, the mother of three sons, and the grandmother of three children she adores.  She is also a lover of golden retriever dogs, and shares her home with three “furry” family members.

Charmaine has been a friend of the Weeks’ Family for many years, and we are pleased to have her as a member of our team.

Telephone: 1-360-825-3548

Email: Charmaine@weeksfuneralhomes.com


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