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Our Staff


Craig first entered funeral service in 1976 while still in high school in Amarillo, Texas.  It was then that he realized his life's calling.  An Honors graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Craig served most of his professional career in Texas. He came to New Mexico in 2000 where he served as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and as a Location Manager in one of the largest funeral service companies in the Southwest.  Understanding the need that funeral directors face in securing quality assistance away from home, Craig and his wife Rebecca established Director's Choice, LLC in 2008. Designed to not to be your typical mortuary service, each year more and more funeral directors have come to trust the care that they receive from Craig and Director's Choice.

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J. Craig Glover, CFSP

New Mexico FSP 769

 Texas Funeral Director/Embalmer 9175

Tyler J. Martinez

Tyler J. Martinez

Licensed Funeral Service/Embalming Intern (FSI 2109 and FSI 2051)

Tyler was born in Gallup, New Mexico and attended Gallup schools and the University of New Mexico (Gallup). 

He has a cousin who encouraged him to take a position in February of 2014 with Cope Memorial Chapel as a transporter. His desire to learn Embalming Sciences and Restorative Arts led him to become an intern under the excellent mentorship of Ernest Martinez..

Tyler moved to Albuquerque and started serving at Director's Choice in 2017 where he is an integral part of the day to day service to our community and profession.

When away from his many responsibilities at the office, Tyler enjoys collision and automotive repair.

Tyler has a wife, Vikki Martinez and a daughter, Kiera.   

Telephone: 1-505-275-6524

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Kristin Torres-Gurule

Kristin Torres-Gurule

Licensed Funeral Service /Embalming Intern (FSI 2353 and FSI 2352)

Kristin was born in Albuquerque and has been a lifetime resident. 

She received her Associates degree in Studio Arts from CNM and her Bachelors degree in Studio Arts from UNM. Kristin will graduate in May, 2020 from Amarillo College with her Associates degree in Mortuary Science.

Kristin has desired to be a part of Funeral Service since childhood.

She joined Director's Choice in 2018 after entering the mortuary science program and is also currently serving her internship to become a fully licensed New Mexico Funeral Service Practictioner upon graduation and completion of all other licensing requirements. 

Kristin is accompanied by her fiancé, Brian Rocco.

Away from Director's Choice, her interests are arts, crafts, her pets, her Etsy business and school.

Telephone: 1-505-275-6524


Richard Martinez

Richard Martinez

Community Awareness Ambassador and Funeral Service Associate

Richard was born in Albuquerque and has been a lifelong resident. His family has lived and worked in the Albuquerque area for 3 generations.

He attended Valley High School and CNM.

Richard began working in funeral service in 2003 and has served several local funeral homes throughout his career. He joined Director's Choice in 2008. Richard is a highly-valued member of our team working to inform the Community of how Director's Choice can help in the time of need.  He is proficient at assisting the funeral director and families at all times.

For enjoyment, Richard is a talented jewelry maker. 



Nathan J. Saltzman

Nathan J. Saltzman

Funeral Service Associate



Pat Jones

Pat Jones

Transportation Specialist



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