History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Kirk R. Reis

    Kirk R. Reis Owner/Licensed Funeral Director and Crematory Manager

    Kirk Reis is the son of founders, Eugene and Irene Reis. He is 4th generation San Luis Obispo, California native. Kirk grew up in the mortuary business and brings to us over 40 years of experience. Kirk is an honest, hardworking family man and will help your family through the end of life grieving process.

  • Wendy L. Reis

    Wendy L. Reis Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

    Wendy is the wife of Kirk Reis and was born and raised here in San Luis Obispo, California. She brings to us over 25 years of experience in the funeral business. She is a very caring and loving individual who will help you through this tough time in your life.

  • Genine Phillips

    Genine Phillips Accountant/Preneed Arrangement Counselor/Insurance Agent

    Genine was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California. She brings to us over 30 years of knowledge in the funeral business. She is a California State Licensed Funeral Insurance Agent and can answer all your question about funeral insurance plans from Cremations to Burials. She can guide you through the pre-planned insurance process with ease.

  • Lisa Mae Kealoha Neel

    Lisa Mae Kealoha Neel Funeral Arrangement Counselor and Life Only Insurance Agent/Website Controller

    Lisa Mae comes to us with a background in International Trade Business, Medical Home Health and California State Licensed Funeral Arrangement Counselor as well as a California State Licensed Life Only Funeral Insurance Agent. Graduating top of her class in her Career paths she has a wealth of knowledge. With her caring and knowledgeable background she will help guide you through the end of life process.

  • John Crane

    John Crane Insurance Agent

    John has 25 plus years with Reis Family as our Pre-Planning Insurance Agent. He is a California State Licensed Funeral Insurance Agent and can answer all your question about funeral insurance plans from Cremations to Burials.

  • Emily R Reis Pimienta

    Emily R Reis Pimienta Arrangement Counselor

    Emily is one of our California State Certified Arrangement Counselors and is the 5th generation Reis, born and raised here in San Luis Obispo, California. She is also the granddaughter to the late Eugene J. Reis who is the founder of Reis Family Mortuary & Crematory. Emily has her AA in Liberal Arts and is continuing her education for a bachelors in sociology and criminology. Having grown up in the business, she is very knowledgeable and with her caring disposition will help guide you and your loved ones through the end of life process.

  • Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Grounds Keeper

  • Gilbert Pimienta

    Gilbert Pimienta Crematory Operator

    Gilbert has been with us for a few years now running the crematory operations. He is also the newest edition to the Reis Family as he is newly wed to Emily Reis. Gilbert is bilingual and is a great asset to us by bridging the gap between us and our Spanish speaking community. Rest assured that he will take good care of your loved one with dignity and respect.