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Meet Our Team

Kellie Allen, Funeral Director

Kellie was born and raised in Bend. She returned to Bend in 2003 after spending time abroad and completing a degree in anthropology from Oregon State University. She began her career in funeral service in 2010 with the Daniel Family.

She lives with her husband, two dogs and two cats.

Anna Burrus, Administrative Assistant

Anna returns to the Daniel Family Group after living in Utah for the past four years. Anna served as the bookkeeper with the Daniel Family Group four years ago. While in Utah, she was a Pre- Kindergarten through First grade teacher at Trinity Academy in Park City. She also worked in all aspects of merchandising and retail at Deer Valley Ski & Summer Resort. In her spare time she ran a home-based business in direct sales for a handbag company.

Her most recent position at a Resort & Spa in sunny St. George was "Guest Relations". She served as conflict resolution, liaison between the resort/spa and its guests, concierge, events coordinator, and she worked with all departments to ensure smooth daily operations and good communication.

Anna attended the University of Utah, however she is a true blue Duck fan by marriage. She and her husband have three children. Anna and her family love the city of Bend and enjoy many activities including skiing, biking, hiking, going on walks, puzzles, knitting, a good movie, reading and playing games.

Kelly Brennan II, Prearrangement Counselor

Kelly Brennan II is the Prearrangement Counselor for the Daniel Family Funeral Homes. He has a passion for helping others during critical times in their lives. Kelly earned his masters degree from the University of Oregon in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. He is passionate about his job, and as the Prearrangement Counselor, his goal is to ensure that your loved ones have the answers and support they need to begin grieving in a more simple fashion.

Beyond his duties as the Prearrangement Counselor, Kelly enjoys many activities. In his free time, he likes to be very active and is often in the gym, cycling, hiking, or just out enjoying the town and sun. He is also a member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly is here to serve the Central Oregon community. Whether he is answering questions about the process of prearranging, starting an arrangement, or simply sharing information about our funeral homes, Kelly is here to help.

Carl Keating, Cemeterian

Carl became part of our team in 2002. As Cemeterian for Deschutes Memorial Gardens, he handles the details of burials and so much more. As our organization has grown so have Carl's duties as he now supervises Greenwood, Terrebonne and Tumalo Cemeteries as well. His sensitivity to our families' needs has proven to be so powerful that they began to request that Carl be sent to their homes to lend support at that all important - time of death. With his calming presence his duties have been expanded to include First Responder.

Carl grew up in Corvallis and attended Corvallis High School (class of 1982). In 2001, he moved to Bend from Lebanon, Oregon. Carl has 7 children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys hunting with his boys throughout Oregon and takes time for fishing and camping at every opportunity.

James Keating, Cemeterian

James Keating originally came to work for the Daniel family in 2008. Today, he remains a valuable part of the team. James grew up in Lebanon, Oregon, and moved to Redmond in 2004, where he currently lives with his kids and wife, Shauna. When not at work, James can be found fishing, hunting or riding motocross throughout Oregon. He particularly enjoys bow hunting and sharing the sport with his kids.