Staff members of Ferrara Colonial Mortuary FD1164 are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff and licensed funeral directors.
Managing Director - FDR 2716 / EMB 9007
Michael is a compassionate and driven individual who initially pursued a career in nursing. After completing his nursing degree, he discovered a passion for helping families during difficult times especially during their end of life journey. This passion drove him to go back to school to pursue a degree in funeral service. Michael has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 27 years. He finds immense fulfillment in his work and is grateful every day for the opportunity to make the important difference in the lives of the families he is privileged to serve.
Michael is married to his wife Rebecca and they have six children. He is an artist, avid surfer and Dodger fan.
Funeral service advisor
This industry has been a calling for Alysia. To be able to provide peace to grieving families and dignity to the deceased gives her life a purpose.
Funeral Director - FDR 705 / Embalmer - 7879
Advanced Planning Specialist
Southern California native, U.S. Navy veteran, graduate of USC, and a pre-need funeral planning expert with more than twenty-two years of experience, I’ve treasured the opportunity to personally help hundreds of families plan their funerals or cremations ahead of time. I have advised fellow veterans on ways to maximize VA burial benefits. Couples and individuals who are putting together their wills, trusts, and other end-of-life plans have come to me seeking to relieve their loved ones of the burdens we all must ultimately face. Folks who are most comfortable speaking and understanding in their native language of Spanish find me to be a bilingual beacon of help.
Pre-planning while your healthy allows us to plan in the easiest, most affordable way—and to reflect your own wishes.