Order Staff

Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty

Mortician, Founder

Sarah Chavez

Sarah Chavez

Director, Order of the Good Death

Louise Hung

Louise Hung

Producer & Writer

Megan Rosenbloom

Megan Rosenbloom

Director, Death Salon

Amber Carvaly

Amber Carvaly

Director, Undertaking LA

Susana Alba

Susana Alba

Funeral Arranger

Caroline Reilly

Caroline Reilly

Social Media Content Contributor

Founding Members

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Web Design

Landis Blair

Landis Blair

Artist + Editor

Katrina Spade

Katrina Spade

Eco-Death Revolutionary

Pia Interlandi

Pia Interlandi

Grave Garment Designer

Jae Rhim Lee

Jae Rhim Lee

Mushroom Decomposer

Paul Koudounaris

Paul Koudounaris

International Corpse Explorer

Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz

Street Anatomist

Bess Lovejoy

Bess Lovejoy

Writer, Editor

Sarah Wambold

Sarah Wambold

Conservation Burial Pioneer

Jeff Jorgenson

Jeff Jorgenson

Green Mortuary Owner

Lindsey Fitzharris

Lindsey Fitzharris

Medical Historian

Judy Melinek

Judy Melinek

Forensic Pathologist

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Chronicler of Dead Saints

John Troyer

John Troyer

Director, Center for Death + Society

Nancy Caciola

Nancy Caciola

Professor, Medieval Death

Ariel Hart

Ariel Hart

Animator

Joanna Ebenstein

Joanna Ebenstein

Founder, Morbid Anatomy

Chanel Reynolds

Chanel Reynolds

End-of-Life Activist

Greg Lundgren

Greg Lundgren

Architectural Monument Designer

Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh

Funeral + Cemetery Law Expert

Kelly Christian

Kelly Christian

Postmortem Photography Researcher

Cassandra Yonder

Cassandra Yonder

Death Midwife

Barbara Chung

Barbara Chung

Smell of Death Research

Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey

Author of the Macabre

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper

Forensic Artist

Nora Menkin

Nora Menkin

Co-Op + Nonprofit Funeral Homes

Angela Kirkpatrick

Angela Kirkpatrick

Post-Mortem Jewelry Designer

Jim Doran

Jim Doran

Diorama Maker

Rachel James

Rachel James

Writer, Editor

John Carbone

John Carbone

Forensic Psychiatrist

Sarah Fornace

Sarah Fornace

Dark Puppetry

Annabel de Vetten

Annabel de Vetten

Morbid Cake Maker


The people you see here either work for the Order or were with us in the beginning. In that last nine years we have added an incredible number of death industry pioneers, and are lucky to be in collaboration with death positive groups across the world. If you would like to sign on to the movement, visit our Death Positive page.