Matt & Wendy Matthews:
The Matthews family has owned Sorrento Valley Pet Cemetery & Crematory since 1978, and is now on their second generation. Matt focuses mostly on operations and back office processing as the CEO, while Wendy strives to have SVPC develop and excel in our business relationships.
Gerry Wellman, General Manager (since 2011):
Gerry has many years of business experience that he uses daily at SVPC for customer service, relationship management, automation and operations. You'll find Gerry in our office or out in the fields as needed, supporting our customers and relationships. Gerry is a long-time pet lover so you might be greeted by his Yorkshire terrier, Laila, while visiting SVPC.
Lindsay Bravo, Assistant Office Manager (since 2015):
Lindsay has many years of experience in the pet care industry. She spent five years working at a dog wash and three years as a dog groomer. Lindsay’s knowledge of dog breeds is very useful at SVPC. She is responsible for accuracy in our receiving process and makes many of the beautiful clay and ink paw prints we hand back to our clients. She has a dog and cat of her own that mean the world to her.
Juan Cecena-Operations (since 2014):
Juan has 12 years of experience in cremation and brings this knowledge to work every day. Most important is his incredibly respectful treatment of the pets in our care. Many of our vets see him during our scheduled pickups and comment on his professionalism, manners and demeanor with their staff. Juan is married with two children and has had many pets in the past. He also has a great passion for sports.
Erika Acosta-Assistant Office Manager (2018)
From early childhood she recalls growing up with pets in her life. Moving from Venezuela to San Diego she brought Lucy a gorgeous Jack Russell. Unfortunately, she needed the services of SVPC for her Lucy and that was how she acquainted herself to SVPC. Married and mom of a beautiful girl 11 years old plus a four paws daughter called “Coco”. All animals know is how to give love and Joy.
Mr. Burton (since 2016)
He is a full time resident at SVPC and come say hello to him!
In Loving Memory; former Owner and Manager:
Velma Matthews, RN