Meet Our Staff

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 408-354-7740 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.


Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Nicholas Jon Welzenbach

Managing Partner

Nicholas was born and raised in Kansas. He is a second generation family member working in funeral service and has worked in the industry for over 15 years. He moved to San Diego in 2000 to attend San Diego State University and obtained a degree in Business Management. He and his wife Kendall relocated to the Bay Area in October 2008. He has since been managing Darling & Fischer Family Mortuaries and Los Gatos Memorial Park. He is an active member in the Campbell community and belongs to Campbell Chamber of Commerce. Nicholas and Kendall live in Campbell with their two children, Audrey and Lachlan.

Jeff Fischer

Jeff Fischer

Funeral Director, Consultant - Marketing & Outreach

Jeff is a former owner of Darling & Fischer and is still active in our business as a funeral director and consultant. His extensive experience and resources help us provide the best possible care and service for every family, every time.

Xuan Nguyen

Xuan Nguyen

Office Manager



Gary Cayton

Gary Cayton

Service Director

Gary joined the Darling & Fischer staff in 1993. He is the service director for Little Treasures, a Darling & Fischer program providing burial services for abandoned infants. Gary also leads the Every 15 Minutes program in local high schools.

Monica Palomino

Monica Palomino

Care Center Supervisor



Todd Wester

Todd Wester

Apprentice



Maria Chavez

Maria Chavez

Apprentice



Jennifer McCall

Jennifer McCall

Apprentice



Pam Wood

Pam Wood

Funeral Arranger



Mari-Liis Pallo

Mari-Liis Pallo

Funeral Arranger



Elizabeth Campos

Elizabeth Campos

Funeral Arranger



Dylan Cox

Dylan Cox

Funeral Arranger



Mary Esenwein

Mary Esenwein

Administrative Assistant



Natasha Neves

Natasha Neves

Administrative Assistant



Christine Watts

Christine Watts

Administrative Assistant



Sam Wood

Sam Wood

Ambassador



Carlos Fagundes

Carlos Fagundes

Ambassador



Greg Trapp

Greg Trapp

Ambassador



Luis Amarante

Luis Amarante

Ambassador



Dan Fichera

Dan Fichera

Ambassador



Ken Elsey

Ken Elsey

Ambassador



Irene Trapp

Irene Trapp

Ambassador



Ron Grandia

Ron Grandia

Ambassador



Cindy White

Cindy White

Ambassador



Ted Dorf

Ted Dorf

Ambassador



Angelina Coates

Angelina Coates

Ambassador



Chuck Walton

Chuck Walton

Ambassador



Connie Oliveira

Connie Oliveira

Ambassador



Liz Walton

Liz Walton

Ambassador



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