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Meet Our Staff - Boise & Meridian, ID

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 208-375-2212 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Dave Salove

Dave Salove

Managing Partner

Managing Partner Dave Salove brings more than 45 years of experience to Cloverdale, returning in September of 2018.  He had previously been associated more than 25 years ago when the Gibson’s were owners. 


Dave is a native Idahoan, born in Nampa and raised in Marsing and Owyhee County.  His career as a funeral director and cemeterian spanning more than 4 decades began in 1973 in Boise.  He has been associated with funeral homes and cemeteries in the Nampa/Caldwell and Boise areas, in Alaska and more recently was a regional manager of a group of funeral homes and cemeteries along the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego. 


Dave welcomes you to come for a tour of our facilities and visit about all the options that will best tell your story.


Jake Garn

Jake Garn

Funeral Home Manager

Jake is a funeral professional with many years of experience that came to us in 2016 from Northern Utah. He grew up in and around the funeral industry through a family owned business. A graduate of Box Elder High School in Brigham City Utah, he attended Utah State University, Weber State University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he completed his National Board Certification.


His professional experience includes working in funeral homes in Utah, Arizona and Idaho, where he has gained expertise in funeral directing, restorative arts, embalming, funeral counseling and community education.  He is currently licensed in Utah and Idaho.


Jake is married and has six children. In his spare time his hobbies include spending time with his family, boating, restoring old cars, sculpting and watching his children’s sports events.


On his position, Jake says, “I believe funeral service to be a calling, we are each given talents and abilities; only a few are blessed to be able to serve daily. We are called to serve and care for one another, and I am grateful I have the privilege of doing just that and continuing to honor the funeral traditions and ceremonies in a community that I love.”


Lynn Leigh

Lynn Leigh

Office Manager

Lynn is the Office Manager responsible for overseeing all of the administrative functions of our company including records keeping, human resources and staffing.

Originally from California she moved to Idaho in the 90s to attend school at the University of Idaho. It was there that she met and married her husband in 1996. Lynn worked in the building supply industry for 15 years before starting her career in the funeral industry. She began working as the administrator at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in 2008. In September of 2012, Lynn was promoted to Office Manager and quickly made the changes necessary to allow our businesses to become more engaged with our client families.

Lynn is very passionate about giving back to the community and prides herself in giving of her time to many amazing organizations, including the Boys and Girls club and being a board member for the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

As the mother of 4 active children, she spends most of her free time on the field or court at a number of sports cheering on her children. Lynn and her family love to travel and entertain at their home in Boise.



Paul Kerr

Paul Kerr

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Paul was born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho. In 1982, he graduated from Caldwell High School, where much of his time was spent playing drums in both the stage and marching bands. The day after graduation, Paul started my apprenticeship at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.

Paul's  best friend had been working for the local funeral home in Caldwell, and that was his initial introduction to the funeral profession. Although it started out as just a job, it didn’t take long to realize that it suited him well and was his career of choice. Paul worked at Cloverdale, completing his apprenticeship, and immediately went on to Mt. Hood Community College, receiving his Associate degree in Funeral Service and Mortuary Sciences in 1985.


Our profession has taught Paul the value and art of working with people, and he appreciates all the diversity in tasks and functions. Over the years he has specialized in pre-arrangements, sales and funeral directing. Currently Paul specializes in embalming and cremation. He has a lot of passion for his work and always upholds the highest standards of craftsmanship. 

Alongside his work he also enjoys spending quality free time mountain biking, windsurfing, motorcycling, and cooking, as well as being passionate about playing drums with a local band called The Retreads.


Heather D. Welborn

Heather D. Welborn

Funeral Director/Celebrant/ Grief Recovery Coordinator

Heather is a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Idaho. She holds certifications as a Crematory Operator, Crematory Administrator, and Cremation Planner. She is also a Certified Celebrant and available to perform meaningful, personalized funeral services.


Multiple times a year, Heather teaches classes in death education and funeral planning to the local community through the Boise Learns program.


Outside of the funeral industry work, Heather is researching the psychological relationship between Thanatology and Communication. On top of teaching classes in Communication at Boise State University, she is working to create an educational program specifically for deathcare and healthcare professionals on how to better communicate with those who are dying and grieving when they cannot speak for themselves.


While her studies and work are her passion, there is still room in her heart to be a dedicated volunteer as an on-call crisis responder for the Trauma Intervention Program of Treasure Valley (TIP). 


Lance Gittin

Lance Gittin

Funeral Director



Tim Senterfitt

Tim Senterfitt

Funeral Director Apprentice

Tim joined the Cloverdale family in 2020 after relocating from San Diego, California. He is happily married and has four children.

After serving in the US Army as an Infantryman in Afghanistan and Iraq, Tim found his passion and purpose serving within the funeral profession. He has a heart for veterans and the veteran community; striving to honor and support them whenever possible. Beginning his career in 2009, he worked predominantly in decedent transportation and general preparation. In 2011, he became a crematory operator and a licensed crematory manager at a facility that served multiple funeral homes in the greater San Diego area.

His hobbies include days at the lake and river with his family and friends, recreational shooting, and a healthy diet of film, television and music.

Tim is currently pursuing his degree in Mortuary Science.


Amethyst Crowe

Amethyst Crowe

Funeral Director Apprentice

Amethyst was born and raised in south Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University where she obtained her Bachelors in Biological Anthropology in 2015. She worked in Baton Rouge as a pathology tech for the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner’s office.  She moved to Boise with her husband in 2018. Amethyst worked as a mental health social worker with the refugee community for the first 3 years she was in Boise. She has always had a passion for helping those in need and supporting people during difficult times.  She joined our team as an apprentice in 2021 and is currently pursuing a second bachelors in Mortuary Science through Wayne State University and plans to specialize in restorative art practices.

 

In her free time, Amethyst enjoys reading, travelling, cooking Cajun food and hiking in the mountains with her dog. 


Michelle Nicholson

Michelle Nicholson

Funeral Assistant / Ambassador

Michelle has been with Cloverdale since 2017. She is very passionate about this industry and her position here at Cloverdale. Aside from working here at Cloverdale, Michelle and her husband own a gym in Kuna that they opened in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their three kids, working out, running, and spending time at their family cabin in Montana. 


Nick Wood

Nick Wood

Ambassador / Funeral Home Facilities



Jill Nix

Jill Nix

Administrative Assistant

Jill is the Accounts Payable and Payroll administrative assistant for Cloverdale Funeral Home Cemetery & Cremation.


Jill has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 47 years, growing up in Caldwell and graduating from Boise State University. She now resides in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and daughter.


She has been a part of the Cloverdale Family for eight years.


Jill enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, hiking and ATV and snowmobiling.


Nancy Link

Nancy Link

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Nancy works at the front desk answering phones and greeting our families.  She has worked for Cloverdale for three years. 


Nancy is a native Idahoan.  She earned a BS degree in Communications from Northern Arizona University and completed her education degree at Boise State University.  She retired from teaching after 37 years.


Nancy and her husband have hosted 12 exchange students, fostered 5 adolescents, taken in nieces, nephew, grandchildren and other students.  Neighbors always ask who’s at the “Link Hotel”. She believes “life is enriched by serving”.


Nancy loves martial arts and has participated in international tournaments. She loves spending time at her family’s home in McCall. 


Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Margaret Mitchell, an Idaho Native, she grew up in Idaho Falls and moved to Boise where she met and married her husband. 


Margaret's career has taken many turns over the years starting in the accounting field and then switching to her current Administrative Assistant position. 


She enjoys spending time with her son and his family.  She loves camping, backpacking and loves the time that she spends in the quiet of the Idaho Mountains. 


Tina Hammersmark

Tina Hammersmark

Family Service Advisor



Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd

Family Service Advisor

Amanda joined the Cloverdale family as a Family Service Advisor at the start of 2021. She feels honored to help families through all aspects of the funeral process; preplanning their funeral arrangements, helping take of all the details involved after the death has occurred, and so much more.

Amanda played collegiate golf for The College of Idaho before transferring to Boise State University where she would go on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. After college, Amanda entered the banking world and was eventually recruited to work for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. She stayed there for over 11 years, ultimately leaving to go into real estate. She still holds her real estate license. Her knowledge of the industry has been beneficial to the family she serves at Cloverdale with their end-of-life needs.

As an Idaho native, Amanda is proud to say that she still lives within a mile of where she grew up. She loves spending time with all those she considers family. She still enjoys golfing, gaming, being creative in her work, and above all, serving others.


Travis Lemke

Travis Lemke

Family Service Advisor

Travis is a Family Service Advisor assisting families with prearrangements for the funeral home and cemetery.

Born on a farm in Oklahoma, he’s lived in the Treasure Valley since 2005. He lives with his wife Kathryn, herself an Idaho native, and their two children. He’s a published author and musician who has been performing in the area for over a decade. 


Fay Delacruz

Fay Delacruz

Family Service Advisor



Wes Brinkman

Wes Brinkman

Preneed Specialist



Gene Hagler

Gene Hagler

Cemetery Maintenance

Gene is a resident of Boise and has been serving the families of Cloverdale for over 40 years! He spends his time with his two children and his dogs and enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.


Kareem Woodard

Kareem Woodard

Cemetery Maintenance



Larry & Linda McGhee

Larry & Linda McGhee

Ambassadors

After retiring from long careers in Public Service and Academia, Larry and Linda have been serving as Ambassadors here at Cloverdale since 2013.


We are lifelong residents of Idaho, and having raised our family in the Treasure Valley, Boise is home.


In addition to serving at Cloverdale, we spend our time traveling the United States on our Honda Gold Wing. Avid classic car fans, we now have a classic 1983 Chevy El Camino which we drive and participate with in car shows in the Northwest.


Being an ordained pastor in the Christian Church, Larry is also an officiant for funerals and weddings.


We consider out time and Cloverdale a ministry to the families we serve, helping them through one of the most difficult times in their lives.


Jamie Garn

Jamie Garn

Ambassador



Karla Bruce

Karla Bruce

Ambassador



Curt and Christie Mardock

Curt and Christie Mardock

Ambassadors



Layne and Erin Dodson

Layne and Erin Dodson

Ambassadors

Layne and Erin have in lived and worked in the Treasure Valley since 1981.  Both are now retired from their careers.  Layne worked for Idaho Power Company for over 37 years and Erin retired from Albertsons and the Marketing/Advertising company imbedded in Albertsons.  

 

Both love to travel, ski, camp, hike and golf.  They have two grown children and two rapidly growing grandchildren.


Jamie Perucca

Jamie Perucca

Ambassador



Gloria Schneider

Kiwanis Liason



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Cloverdale Funeral Home Cemetery and Cremation
|
1200 North Cloverdale Road
| Boise, ID 83713
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Tel: 208-375-2212
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Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens
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4255 East Fairview Avenue
| Meridian, ID 83642
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Tel: 208-375-2212
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