Operations Manager – Funeral Director and Embalmer
Craig commenced his career in funeral services in 2005 while attending Hutt International Boys’ School in Wellington, as a result of his Mum noticing in the daily newspaper the funeral homes were holding open homes that day.
He has served the communities of Wellington, Thames and the wider Coromandel, and Auckland as a funeral director and embalmer. Prior to moving to Nelson, Craig worked in Auckland as a specialist contract embalmer utilising his extensive skills and training in embalming and reconstruction.
Craig is incredibly passionate and dedicated in supporting families in his care, and providing the upmost respect and dignity to their loved ones whom they have entrusted to us.
‘My role and calling as a funeral director and embalmer is something I take immense pride in and hold true to the values instilled in me throughout my diverse time in this industry, to provide the families in my care with respect and compassion.’
Craig moved to Nelson in 2018 with his fiancé Bradley to undertake the daily operations of the INNBetween Lodge and Backpackers. It feels like home for Craig as Nelson was the landing for his Grandfather Brian Burton’s family and is proud to now call Nelson home.