Similar to finding the right contractor for home renovations, hiring a qualified and experienced monument builder assures that the job is done right. With decades of experience, the Summit team would be honoured to help you create a lasting memorial tribute to your loved one. For more information, please contact us today.
Ken Reeson, AICA
President of Monument Builders of North America
A third-generation memorialist, Ken Reeson has over 35 years of monument industry experience. Ken represents Summit as a member of the American Institute of Commemorative Art (AICA), was previously President of the Alberta Association of Memorial Craftsmen and has also served the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) as a Trustee, Vice-President and is currently President. Ken founded Summit Memorials in 2005.
Business Development Manager, Saskatchewan
After an 18 year career as a funeral director, Brad Marshall’s interest in monuments led him to the monument profession in 2012. He joined Summit in January of 2014 as Business Development Manager for the province of Saskatchewan based out of Summit’s Saskatoon office. Outside of the office, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife – Raylene Marshall, and 4 boys: Nathan (20), Connor (18), Dylan (16), Nash (14) and a dog (Sadie Anne).
Alberta Business Development Manager
Chery, an avid carbivore and carnivore, was introduced to Summit Memorials while an apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer (FDE) in 2010. After 8 years in a full time FDE position, Chery joins Summit Memorials as the Alberta Business Development Manager. Over and above the work she will be doing, she is looking forward to learning about the death-care culture, various cemeteries, current memorialization trends and those at its helm throughout Alberta. When not on the road, Chery is at home with Troy raising beef cattle, connecting with their adult children and extended family and friends, being a hobby-photographer, gardener and preserver, helping where she can on Shorncliffe Park Impovement Association’s team and bathing it all in prayer.
Charlene Sigmeth has a passion for helping people select the right monument for their loved one. Her 25 plus years of experience in the monument profession gives families peace of mind in knowing they are dealing with an experienced professional. Outside of the office, Charlene enjoys spending time with friends & family, travelling, music, fashion and hockey.
Venice Harrington joined our team as a Layout Artist in January of 2009. She enjoys cycling and tries to ride her bike year-round, participating in charity rides and loves to do creative projects using various mediums. Animals hold a special place in her heart, especially her cat, Frodo.
Pamela joined Summit Memorials as a Production Scheduler in April of 2016. Since then, she has been proven to be a strong asset to the team. Outside of work, Pamela enjoys baking cakes, lifting weights and spending time with her family.
Mackenzie is a fourth generation memorialist. After working with Summit Memorials part-time for a few years she has now joined the team as a full time employee. Outside of work, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her son, Oakley, staying active at the gym and finding a good couponing deal.
Stjepan "Stiv" Vlainic
A native of Croatia, Stjepan "Stiv" Vlainic brought with him decades of monument industry experience when he came to Canada to join the Summit team in the spring of 2014 as an In-Cemetery Technician. Stiv has quickly adapted to his new surroundings and has proven to be a highly skilled craftsman who excels at added lettering, monument installations as well as granite polishing & repair.
Often using his favourite expression "It’s ok", Stiv’s calm and positive demeanor make him a popular and valuable member of the Summit team.
Sabrina Vos joined the Summit team in July of 2014 as a Stencil Applicator. Since has since moved into the office as receptionist. On top of her reception duties she also takes care of processing all incoming orders as well as assisting whenever it is needed in the office and the shop. Outside of work, Sabrina enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and hanging out with family and friends.
Cory joined the Summit team as Load Assembler. Since then he has moved over to training people and a sandblaster. A sandblaster is a technician who uses a high-pressure hose and and abrasive sand mixture to expertly & delicately carve lettering and designs into granite. Cory always seems to have a smile on his face and his enthusiasm for the job is infectious to other members of the Summit team. When he’s not busy blasting, he enjoys the outdoors and hanging out with friends.
Viktoriya joined the Summit team as Rendering Artist. Her favorite granite color is Supreme Black. Black granite gives her more freedom to be creative and allows her to achieve a wide range of design styles, such as diamond etching, laser etching etc. In her spare time she enjoys camping, road trips and spending quality time with her dog, Rosie.