Jessica Enriquez, Secretary East Lawn Mortuary & Sierra Hills

Jessica started the funeral profession at the young age of just 15 years old and a Junior in high school. She started work at her local cemetery where she rode her bike to and from work every day, rain or shine, for six years. Her duties included general maintenance of the cemetery as well as operating the backhoe for digging interment sites and other construction needs. She was the first and only female to sustain a position on a crew with 5 men and had no limits on her abilities. After years of being on the grounds, Jessica loved helping others and decided she wanted to make a career in the funeral profession. Jessica enrolled into the Mortuary Science Program at American River College and recently graduated with an Associates in Arts and Science.

Jessica was hired on with East Lawn in January of 2011 as a night and weekend clerk. In April of the same year, she was promoted to full time Receptionist. In October 2014 she was promoted to Secretary, and finally, in April of 2015 she was promoted to Funeral Counselor. What Jessica loves most about her job is the interaction and bonding relationships she gets with the families East Lawn serves. She believes great customer service, integrity, authenticity, and empathy are keys to success in her position.