Managing Funeral Director
Cheyenne grew up in the New Port Richey/Holiday area where she attended Gulf Middle and High Schools. She received her A.S. in Funeral Services at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. After working for funeral homes in Dracut, MA and St. Petersburg, FL, she made the decision to come back home to Pasco county and currently resides in New Port Richey with her significant other, their 2 cats, Simon and Tasha, and their dog, Jughead.
John W. Gooldin, has been a licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director for over 39 years. He is a graduate of the University of Rio Grande (formerly Rio Grande College) with an A.S. in American History, a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. John has served many positions in his funeral career including Funeral Director, Location Manager and Acting General Manager both in Ohio and Florida. John is a longtime member of Kiwanis, B.P.O. Elks and the NRA. He co-founded Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care, Inc. (Zephyrhills, FL) and Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care (New Port Richey, FL) with his wife, Cheryl. John is in charge at the Zephyrhills location and lives in New Port Richey. John likes golf, target shooting and coin collecting when he has time.
Mike was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee and moved to Florida in 1956. After completing high school in Clermont, Florida, Mike graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Mike has been licensed as a funeral director and embalmer in Florida for over 50 years. He has served as President of Zephyrhills Kiwanis Club and on the Board of Directors. He has also served the community as Exalted Ruler of The Zephyrhills BPOE and Board of Directors and many other positions. Presently, Mike is also on The Board of Directors of The Florida Elks Youth Camp.
Mike was married to his beautiful wife Carolyn for 50 years and has 2 wonderful children, Clay and Ashley. He enjoys golfing and traveling in his spare time.
Funeral Service Manager
Drew originates from a small community located in rural Southeastern Minnesota. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2010. Following graduation, he served families in many capacities in the Greater Chicago land area. Drew had continued his meaningful path assisting families for 7 years before joining Coastal Cremations in 2019. He holds a Funeral Director and Embalmers License in both Florida and Minnesota. During his spare time, he enjoys frequenting local golf courses, attending sporting events, spending time with his family, and taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Bay area.
Cory is originally from Pennsylvania, having earned his degree from Northampton Community College in Mortuary Studies. Cory moved to Florida in 2011 and is a resident of Pasco County. After working at a funeral home in Hillsborough County, he decided to make the move to Pasco County. In his spare time, he can usually be found watching football, finding the best pizza, and traveling with his wife, Heather.
Cory looks forward to the challenges this profession brings on a daily basis and assisting families in their time of need.
Judy joins the Coastal Cremation family as a Pre-need Counselor in the greater Pasco County area. She is a Wife, mother, grandma, and entrepreneur. Judy moved to Florida 35 years ago and still loves it! She is currently active in her church and serves as a medical power of attorney. Judy has extensive experience as a professional speaker and enjoys conducting seminars for her community.
Wally joins the Zephyrhills and Land of Lakes Coastal Cremation Chapels as a Pre-Need Counselor. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA Wally attended and graduated from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL in 1999 with an A.S. Degree in Funeral Services. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Florida.
Wally has experience as a Funeral Director/ Embalmer and Pre-Need Counselor having worked in both.
He has spent most of his adult life as a skydiver, teaching and training new jumpers and just having fun jumping out of “perfectly good airplanes”.
He is single and lives with his cat of 16 years- “Snowball”.
Robert E Hettinger
Robert E Hettinger, native of (Sioux City) Iowa, a licensed preneed advisor. Retired (USN) serving 28 years. Attended the University of South Dakota. He has worked for such corporations as Xerox, RCA, Bell and Howell as well as business machine sales. Owned a business for 28 years, owner and CEO.
Soon after earning my degree at St. Petersburg College, I moved to Seattle Washington where I began my career in the Funeral industry. Working for the largest Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory in Washington State, I was trained with industry leaders to learn all aspects of pre-planning and end of life decisions.
I moved back to my hometown of St. Petersburg to care for my aging mother and have lived in the tri-county area ever since. With me, I brought the skills I learned to help others deal with their Cremation and Burial pre-arrangement plans.
While some things have changed over the years, my guiding principle and motto remains in tack: be honest, caring, considerate and show respect to all. It has served me well in life and especially in this business.
My wife and I live in Trinity, FL with our daughter who will be out of school soon and off into the real world. We also have two sons who have graduated college and are indeed in the real world. . . home during holidays and when money is in short supply.
Cheryl Gooldin moved to Zephyrhills FL in 1977 from Ohio. As a young child, she told her parents she wanted to be an undertaker. Cheryl graduated from Zephyrhills High School before attend Miami-Dade Community College where she graduated with an A.S. in Mortuary Science. Cheryl has dedicated her career to serving families. Working as a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer for almost 30 years, Cheryl has assisted thousands of families to honor their loved ones. She co-founded Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care with her husband John in 2009. Cheryl is the manager at Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care in New Port Richey. The Gooldin’s live in New Port Richey with 3 cats; Squirt, Coco and Casper. They attend Joining Hands Community Mission Church UMC. Cheryl loves the Tampa Bay Rays, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Bucs, and recently built a three foot model (from scratch) of the Buccaneers Pirate ship for a friend.