Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 505-983-9151 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Steven Gabaldon

Steven Gabaldon

Funeral Director

Steven M Gabaldon, CFSP, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended the University of Albuquerque and graduated from the California College of Mortuary Science in 1972. Steven is licensed by the New Mexico State Board of Thanatopractice. He grew up in the family business, Gabaldon Mortuary, under the direction of his father Bert Gabaldon. Steven is Past Chairman of the New Mexico Board of Thanatopractice, serving eight years, and Past President of the New Mexico Funeral Service Association. He is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, certified by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service, National Funeral Directors Association. Steven also served 9-11 in New York City for 31 days under the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operation Team (D-MORT). His experience includes French Mortuary, manager of the Wyoming and Westside chapels; manager of Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas, Nevada; and manager of DeVargas Funeral Home, Espanola, New Mexico. He currently works with Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Steven has been married for 38 years to Annette Gabaldon. They have two children, Stephanie and Renee (and husband Damian), and two grandchildren.

Max Randolph

Max Randolph

Senior Ambassador

When a Santa Fe family turns to us at their time of loss, they’ll find a familiar face to help shoulder their grief. For over 25 years, many have come to know Max and his compassionate nature.

Max has been an active member of the Caballeros de Vargas for 35 years, is a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and is a 31-year member of the Elks Lodge. Max and his wife Beatrice have been married for 56 years and have three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren

Suzi Harman

Suzi Harman

Funeral Director



Lisa Heitmann

Lisa Heitmann

Office Manager

Lisa is a 23-year resident of Santa Fe, moving here from New York City in 1989. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree, cum laude, from The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York. She spent the first 25 years of her career as Director of several fine art galleries and as an appraiser and buyer of antiques and fine art. Lisa joined Carriage Services in 2010 as Office Manager for Berardinelli Family Funeral Services. When not at her desk, she can be found working out at the gym or running the trails in the foothills of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Rick Berardinelli

Rick Berardinelli

Managing Partner

Rick Berardinelli, a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, is our company's Managing Partner. He has been affiliated with the Berardinelli firm since 1975 and with McGee beginning in August 2013. He attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Over the years he has held the positions of Vice President, President and CEO, and Funeral Service Consultant. Rick has earned the credentials of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.), the result of many years of education and activities related to his profession. Professionally, he has served as a member and chairman of the New Mexico Board of Thanatopractice, as a board member and president of the New Mexico Funeral Service Association, as a member and lecturer with the National Funeral Directors Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Office of the Medical Investigator for the State of New Mexico. His community work has included serving as President of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council, member of the Santa Fe Fiesta Foundation, board member of the Santa Fe County Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Bank of Santa Fe (now Wells Fargo), member of Open Hands, Montezuma Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M., the Historic Design Review Board, the City of Santa Fe Personnel Board, the City Parks and Recreation Commission, the Santa Fe Community Housing Trust, and Bienvenidos Outreach and as board member, Past President and current member of the Santa Fe Rotary Club.

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