Professional Development Solutions

At Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions, we believe that people are our greatest asset. We value our customers which is why we continue to invest in professional development. Our dynamic courses are designed to support and encourage the growth of our customers’ employees. Professional development has a direct impact by improving employee engagement, morale, motivation, productivity and responsiveness in meeting organizational objectives.

Matthews Aurora™ offers the broadest selection of training courses from any supplier in the industry, and now makes training even easier through our e-learning online platform. Each member of your staff can get exclusive access to training programs through on-site facilitation, open workshops, and on-demand online training.

Meet Our Trainers

Mary Andres Russell
Professional Development Manager – East

Mary is a highly regarded professional with 30+ years of experience in training and marketing in funeral service and non-profit organizations. As a Professional Development Manager for Matthews Aurora™, she leads funeral directors through innovative seminars and creates learning through engaging discussion.

Mary joined Matthews Aurora™ in 2016 after a decade-long dedication to character-building in the Cincinnati area. She also helped establish a charitable foundation to support hospice care for children. Her first exposure to funeral service began early in her career where she helped roll out cremation products and became a sought-after speaker, delivering hundreds of presentations in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Angelique Simpson
Professional Development Manager – West
Angelique has been a much sought after speaker, trainer and personal development coach for individuals, teams and corporations for the past 27+ years. Angelique is well known for her high energy and dynamic training programs that express learning in an exciting way.
Angelique’s journey as a trainer started in the healthcare industry, but through the years she has supported training for the real estate industry, medical field, funeral service and legal firms to name a few.
Angelique happily joined the Matthews Aurora™ team in 2016 where she gets to share her positive energy and true passion for professional development.

Matthews Aurora™ seminars help your staff engage and educate families about the value of funeral service. Ensure your staff uses a consistent approach in communicating with families, guests, and co-workers.

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