Our Staff

Keenan Knopke, President & CEO

Keenan is a lifelong resident of Florida and resides in the Temple Terrace area. He is Past President of the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and is a five-time President of the Funeral and Cemetery Alliance of Florida, is on the Board of Directors of International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association, and Past Chairman of the Board of Funeral and Cemetery Services of Florida. Keenan and his wife Rosemary have been married for 39 years and have two children Haley and Kolby. In his free time Keenan enjoys golfing, fishing, shelling, and boating.

Patty Luque, Family Service Counselor

Patty has resided in the Dunedin, Florida area now for several years but is originally from Fairfax, Virginia. She is married to her husband Pat and has one daughter. She enjoys playing golf in her free time.

Janet C. Charden, Family Service Counselor

Janet is originally from Chicago, IL, but has been a resident in Clearwater, FL for twenty-five years.

Charles "Charlie" Singleton, Family Service Manager

Charlie moved to Pinellas County in 2005 and now resides in St. Petersburg. He and his wife Debbie have been married for nearly three decades and have three children and two grand children. In his spare time Charlie enjoys sailing and gardening.

Steve Harris, Funeral Director

Steve, born and raised in Massachusetts, has lived in Pinellas County for the last 25 years.  Passionate about his profession, Steve is past president of the Pinellas County Funeral Home Association and sat on the advisory board of the Funeral Service Dept of St. Pete College.  He has been married for 28 year and has two grown daughters.  In his free time, Steve enjoys golfing and cooking and has been a chef with Hospice.

Denise Childress, Funeral Director

Originally from Massachusetts, Denise has been in the funeral industry for over 10 years.  Her love of the business is driven by her strong desire to help others with compassion and dignity at a time when they need it most.  She lives with her husband Alan, who shares her great love of animals.  Together, they have three dogs and two cats.  Denise loves having an active lifestyle and enjoys hiking and going to the movies.  

Denise Goodwin, Controller

Denise was born and raised in Portland, Maine, where she earned her degrees in Accounting and Business Administration.  She relocated to Florida in 2000 and resides in New Port Richey with her husband of 23 years, Roger, and their two children Robbie and Alyssa.  Denise brings nearly 25 years experience in financial management to Curlew Hills.  Outside of work, she enjoys family activities, boating and was active in youth sports for many years.  Denise volunteers at school fundraising functions and is currently involved in the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce.  

Diane Gnade, Funeral Director

Diane has been serving families as a  Funeral Director for more than a decade.  Connecting with families and helping them during their time of need gives her the greatest fulfillment in her job.  She loves the beauty of Curlew Hills as well as the friendly and caring staff she woks alongside.  Originally from New Jersey, Diane is relatively new to Florida, moving here in 2012.  She is currently engaged to be married and has a son named Andrew who is a college student. In her free time, Diane enjoys traveling, horseback riding and playing with her three dogs.

Scottie Garcia, Funeral Director

Scottie has dedicated his life to what he describes as one of the most noble professions…being a Funeral Director.  It is with great pride that he assists families with the process of making arrangements and creating personalized services.  He believes that the family values at Curlew Hills are embraced by all who work there and give him the chance to truly help a grieving family.  Scottie is from Queens, New York and is an avid gamer.  He also enjoys martial arts and the warm, sunny lifestyle of Florida.  Scottie is married to Joann and they have two children and a dog.

David Schramel, Grounds Manager

David is a Florida native, born and raised in Safety Harbor.  In the funeral industry for over 20 years now, David takes great pride in caring for the grounds at Curlew Hills.  His keen eye for detail ensures that the grounds are maintained to the highest standards so that families can enjoy its lush beauty.  David has been married to his wife Debra for18 years and has three children – two boys and a lovely girl.  He enjoys spending time with family as well as boating, diving and offshore fishing.    

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