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Our Staff

Our Staff


Erik L. Anderson
Licensed Funeral Director - E. Altamonte Chapel

Originally from New Hampshire, Erik established a funeral home in ‘68 in Altamonte Springs; merging his business with Baldwin Fairchild in ‘83. He’s a member of: Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assoc., Seaplane Pilots Assoc., American Yankee Grumman Aircraft Owners Assoc., Sunnyland Chapter of Antique & Classic Boat Society, & an Honorary Life Member of Toastmasters Int’l Chapter 3674, Winter Park. Erik is married & has two daughters.

Lindsey Calvo
Licensed Funeral Director, East Altamonte Chapel

Lindsey is from Woodbridge, New Jersey and received her Funeral Service Degree from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 2009. In 2010 Lindsey moved to Central Florida and joined Baldwin Fairchild and currently is at our Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte Chapel. She resides in Seminole County.

Connie Carlson
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director - Goldenrod Chapel

Connie received her Mortuary Science degree from North Hampton C.C. in Bethlehem, PA in 1995. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she moved to Florida after Mortuary School. Connie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Central Florida Funeral Directors Association & a former board member of the Central Florida Tissue Bank. She has two children & lives in Casselberry.

Julie C. Carlson
Licensed Funeral Director - Ivanhoe Chapel

Julie Craig Carlson is a 3rd generation Funeral Director from St. Augustine, FL where her family owns & operates Craig Funeral Home. She attended U.F., Gainesville & graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary College, Atlanta. Julie’s been a Funeral Director in Central FL for over 30 yrs. Past memberships include: President Pilot Club International, St. Augustine, PTA President, Rotary Club-Winter Park Chamber & Leadership Winter Park.

Vera Clark
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director - Conway & Pine Castle Chapels

Vera was born in Colombia, raised in Miami since she was 5 & moved to Hunter’s Creek in 1998, still there today. Vera’s husband, Ric, is a retired Funeral Director. Her son, Jesse is an Attorney in Orlando and Brett is a freshman in college. Vera is a member of the E. Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Business & Professional Women Association, St. John Vianney Catholic Church & a graduate of the Central Florida Political Leadership.

Tracy Huggins
Director of Operations

Tracy received her degree from Miami-Dade Comm. College, graduated from Lake Brantley HS & has worked for Baldwin-Fairchild since 1990. Tracy is a Board Member of: The State Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services & FL Hospital Altamonte Foundation; Member of: The Rotary Club of Seminole County South, Executives Assoc. of Greater Orlando, The DAR, Leadership Seminole Alumni & First Christian Church Winter Park.

Sally Kopke
Community Programs Director

Sally Kopke is a Mental Health Counselor and has served as Community Outreach Director for Baldwin-Fairchild since 1988. She offers a variety of educational seminars for professionals and the community at large as well as coordinates Baldwin’s annual special events; ie Memorial Day Service, Christmas Candle Lights, Clergy Appreciation. Sally and her husband Vic have two grown children and reside in Winter Park.

Dianne Ludwig
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director - Apopka Chapel

Dianne has 13 years experience in the funeral industry. Born into a military family in Long Beach CA, she lived in nine cities in the United States. She has a high level of flexibility with many cultures. Dianne has been very active in Hospice, Rotary International, Lions Club, International Executive Women's Club, the Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Wounded Warriors. Dianne has two grown children and six grandchildren.

Kara Mitchell
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director - East Altamonte Chapel

Kara Mitchell is the manager of the E. Alt. Chapel. She started in 2002 and has worked in our Care Center on the receiving team and as an embalmer, then as a funeral director at the W. Altamonte Chapel. She has a bachelors of Science degree from UCF and a mortuary degree from St. Petersburg College. Kara and her husband Brian live in Seminole county and attend Northland Community Church. She is an alumnus of Leadership Seminole.

Christopher Neal
Licensed Funeral Director, West Altamonte Chapel

Chris graduated in ‘83 from Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta, GA. As a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Chris received the prestigious Pinnacle Award in 2002 & 2003. He is a member of the Sanford Chamber of Commerce & Past President of the Sanford Cemetery Board. He lives in Lake Mary & spends his off hours golfing & surfing.

Jacqueline O'Donnell
Licensed Funeral Director - Pine Castle Chapel

Jacque was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana and received her Funeral Service Degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences in 1993. She joined Baldwin Fairchild last year in 2010 and is currently serving families in the Pine Castle/Conway area. She has been a resident of Winter Park area since 1998. Jacque is married to her husband Mike and they live with their three dogs.

Rich Owens
Licensed Funeral Director - Goldenrod Chapel

Rich was born in upstate New York and has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1984. Rich graduated from Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, NY. He came to Orlando in 1995 from Rochester. In his spare time, Rich is an amateur genealogist, tracing parts of his family back to the 1600’s. He also enjoys reading, and bicycling. Rich is very knowledgeable of the area, clergy groups and the local organizations.

Rick Perry
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director - Oviedo Chapel

Rick D. Perry was born and raised in Orlando. Rick graduated from Mortuary College and he has worked in the funeral industry since 1992 and at Baldwin-Fairchild for over 10 years. Rick has been involved with the Cent. FL Funeral Dir. Assoc., Natl. Foundation for Mortuary Care, the District 9 ME Mass Fatality Disaster Response Team and DMORT. He is married, has 3 children, lives in Oviedo and is a member of the 1st UMC of Oviedo.

Leslie Price
General Manager; Oaklawn Park Cemetery & Funeral Home

Leslie Price is the General Manager of Oaklawn Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. She was born and raised in New Hampshire, attended Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA, and moved to Central Florida to join the Baldwin-Fairchild team after graduation in 2003. Leslie has managed the following Baldwin Fairchild’s locations Apopka chapel; West Altamonte and Ivanhoe locations.

Richard Prindiville
Location Manager-West Altamonte Chapel

Rick is from Buffalo, New York and graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service, Syracuse, NY – where he received Associated Degree in Mortuary Science in 1993. Rick is Catholic and is married and has a daughter and enjoys playing golf & hockey and spending time with his family.

Frank Scarlata
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager - Winter Garden Chapel

Frank received his Funeral Service Degree from Miami Dade Community College in 1987. Originally graduating from Broward County Fire Academy and the EMT program from Broward Community College, Frank transitioned into Funeral Service after an injury. He joined Baldwin-Fairchild in 1990. He is a member of West Orange Chamber of Commerce and The Rotary Club of Winter Garden.

Liam Smith
Managing Director, Care Center

Residing in Ocoee, Liam Smith graduated from Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta, class 0f 97. He began his internship with Baldwin-Fairchild upon graduation and was promoted to Care Center Manager in 2000. Liam has been an active member of FEMORS (Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System) serving on the DPMU (Disaster Portable Morgue Unit) since 2003.