The Team at Solie

Jon Gordon

Managing Director

Jon Gordon has been a funeral professional since 1986 and is known for his personal service, attention to detail and professionalism. He treats every family he serves as though they were his own. An Army veteran he served as a Graves Registration Specialist with United States Army Mortuary Affairs, Europe in Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern Germany and Vicenza, Italy. In Italy Jon was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Vicenza Mortuary. Jon has been a Funeral Director/Embalmer in Snohomish County since 1992 serving veterans with dignity and honor and very knowledgeable with the variety of faiths and religions in our diverse Snohomish county region. He has been active with Washington State Funeral Directors Association and is proud and privileged to be a Past President of the organization. Currently he is the State of Washington Representative as a Policy Board member of National Funeral Directors Association. Jon is a devout family man who enjoys a round of golf, relaxes in his backyard Koi pond and is an aquatic horticulture hobbyist.

Paul Turner

Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer

Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 2012. After graduation he taught mathematics and biology until he was ready for the next phase of his professional life. Paul volunteered for the Providence Hospice of Seattle and then pursued an education in Mortuary Science. He graduated from Lake Washington Technical College and passed his National Board Exams in 2015. Paul is now serving families as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Paul has extensive experience in making pre-arrangements, crematory operations, and a variety of religious and cultural funeral customs practiced in the diverse Snohomish County area. He lives with his girlfriend and cat in Everett. When not working, Paul also practices traditional bookbinding, medieval calligraphy, and illumination.

Natalie Vause

Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer Intern

Natalie is a transplant from California who moved up to Washington from California to attend the University of Washington. She fell in love with the state and its people and decided to stay after graduation. She is a graduate of the Funeral Service program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and a licensed Funeral Director.
“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire”—- Charles Bukowski

Summer Thomson

Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer Intern

Summer is from University Place, Washington and has been in the Everett area for the past 4 years. She has an Associates in Biology and an Associates in Mortuary Science. While working here at Solie Funeral Home, she got her mortuary degree and passed her National Boards. Serving and helping families are meaningful and memorable experiences to her. Being able to ease this time for families is the highest honor for her. When not working she enjoys playing card games and pool with her husband and hanging with her pets.

Haley Simmons

Funeral Director Intern

Rodney Fiddaman

Support Member

Valarie Herron

Support Member

Briana Kirk

Licensed Celebrant, Funeral Director Intern

Briana is an Intern Funeral Director and Embalmer who earned her Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.) from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio. Also, Briana is a Certified Celebrant who officiates Celebrations of Life by learning about your loved one and creating a personalized service to reflect the life they lived. She was inspired to pursue a career in funeral service after the tragic loss of her sister, Veronica, who also had a career in deathcare. Briana is empathetic, understanding, and compassionate with each family she serves. She is a mother, an artist, and a funeral professional. While she is a Kentucky native, she has made her home in Washington, and with us here at Solie. Briana believes that each family deserves a safe environment to grieve the loss of a loved one. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” -Shannon L. Alder