Meet Our Staff

Amy Shimp
General Manager

Amy, a Baltimore native, joined Dulaney Valley as General Manager in 2007 when the John O. Mitchell family of Mitchell-Wiedefeld purchased the cemetery. She began her career as a cemeterian in 2001 when she worked for a large corporation. Previously, she received her M.B.A., owned two ice cream shops, raised funds for United Way and managed various functions in a large life insurance company.

Lisa Standiford
Office Manager

Lisa began her career at Dulaney Valley while in high school under the work study program. She has been part of the Dulaney Valley family for over 30 years. Lisa oversees the administrative functions and works closely with the Funeral Directors to ensure that every family has a positive experience. She resides in Carney with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, swimming and traveling with family and friends.

Michael Wancowicz
Senior Family Service Advisor

Michael joined Dulaney Valley in March of 1999. In addition to serving our families, Michael helps facilitate the efforts of our Family Service Advisors by providing guidance and managerial support. He currently resides in Perry Hall with his Chihuahua, Bumper.

Nick Skinner
Family Service Advisor

Originally from England, Nick has been a Family Service Advisor in the Baltimore area since 1995. He is an ordained minister and often provides spiritual support to families coping with a loss. Nick lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Janice, and has three children: Nick, Tiffany and Zachary.

Tripp Winter
Family Service Advisor

Prior to joining Dulaney Valley in 2011, Tripp was a member of The Board of Realtors, assisting in the transfer of property in the Baltimore area for 25 years. He lives in Timonium with his three children and enjoys playing tennis and skiing in his spare time.

Lou LaRocca
Family Service Advisor

Lou has been caring for families in the Baltimore area since 1989. He resides in Bel Air where he spends time with his four children, two grandchildren and two dogs. In his free time, Lou enjoys traveling and cooking - preferably Italian dishes.

George Pecsek
Family Service Advisor

Before joining Dulaney Valley, George's experience began when he was a MASH Unit Trauma Specialist in the U.S. Army. He then worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University, first, as a member of the ER Team and then in Clinical Research for the National Institutes of Health. George has three children, one grandchild, lives in Perry Hall and is an avid fisherman.

Tammie Hess Phillips
Family Service Advisor

Tammie's early career included 25 years of retail and cemetery management, buying, and a partnership in a residential contracting company. Tammie is a member of the Maryland Cemetery, Funeral, and Cremation Association. She resides in Fallston with her fiancé and faithful dog Sassy. Tammie enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends and traveling, especially to warm destinations.

Mary Maxwell Fonte
Pet Loss Specialist

Mary Ellen joined the Dulaney Valley family in 2016. Originally from the Towson area, she now resides in Pennsylvania. She is the proud mother of a Newfoundland named Oliver. Mary Ellen is passionate about all pets as they improve the quality of our lives immensely with their warm personalities and unconditional love.

In addition to our Managers and Family Service Advisors, Dulaney Valley has both an administrative and maintenance team dedicated to providing our families with the greatest of care.