Administrative Staff

Ray Ortner – General Manager
Direct Line – 510.359.5948

Ray has been the General Manager at Lone Tree Cemetery since January 2017. Relatively new to the Lone Tree Team, however, he has been in the Cemetery industry since 2006.

Ray graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BS in Business Administration.  Ray and his wife of nearly twenty-six years, Rhonda, have three daughters and a lab. Ray and Rhonda are wine enthusiasts, and enjoy trips to Napa to experience various wineries. Ray also is a certified USA Swim Official, and enjoys officiating both USA swimming and High School swim meets.

Our goal is to make Lone Tree Cemetery a place of tradition, remembrance, enjoyment, and contemplation.

Deb McClelland
Direct Line – 510.398.0584

I treasure many things, most of all my family and friends, and I am a source of comical entertainment for my three adult children–We laugh and enjoy each other.  I collect vintage, love watching old movies, and marveling in the beauty and design of objects. Never very far from my toolbox, golf clubs, crafting/sewing supplies, glue, and cookbooks.  A constant joke is that I could survive the apocalypse with what I have in my car trunk.

Mai Huynh
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Mai has been with Lone Tree Cemetery since 2013. She handles works in the accounting and human resources department at the cemetery. Mai was born in Vietnam, and moved to the Bay Area when she was very young.  She speaks conversational Vietnamese and Cantonese.  Mai is a self-proclaimed foodie. She is married and raising two spunky children.

Family Service Counselors

Winnie Chan
Direct Line – 510.695.2467

Winnie Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong, one of the most scenic cities in the world.  Winnie is a fun-loving, friendly, and thoughtful person who is always willing to help and try her best, much like her favorite childhood character, Winnie the Pooh.  Winnie is also a proud mother of two amazing children and is a dog lover. Winnie speaks three languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She began working for Lone Tree Cemetery in 2010 and has provided excellent quality services to families ever since. During her free time, Winnie enjoys making dessert, listening to music, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Chris Stapp
Direct Line – 510.398.2434

Chris is an Army Veteran who was born and raised in Southern California. Chris graduated from Woodbury University with a BSBA degree and advanced studies at Woodbury Graduate School of Business. Chris has an extensive organizational background ranging from being a General Manager of a $25M import/export heavy lifting component company to being President/CEO of a statewide manufacturing/direct sales home improvement company. Chris is also an officer of the Native Son of the Golden West, a fraternal service organization, parlor #113.

Chris is married to Shirley for over 44 years and has three children and four grandchildren. He has been a cemetery consultant for over twenty-two years.

It’s an honor to help families through the most terrible days of their lives and also to advise them on how they can plan and arrange for the future so their family members are not burdened with the financial hardship of a death of a loved one”.

Kathy Swidzinski
Direct Line – 510.359.7769

Kathy was born and raised in the small town of Rome, New York. She received a BS degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Vermont. Her work experiences on the East coast were varied from directing a cooking school to hosting a cooking program on an NBC affiliate in central NY. After leaving the snow in 1986 and relocating to California, she has worked as both a funeral assistant and arranger. Two years ago she found a new home at Lone Tree Cemetery. She feels honored to assist people during the painful experience of losing a loved one as well as helping those who wish to pre-plan. While not working she visits her sons, one in Colorado in the Air Force and the other in New York who owns a sports marketing company. Spare time is spent cooking,  developing recipes and loving her West Highland Terriers.

Ben Cohn

Ben is a Bay Area native and lives in Danville with his wife Sara, their children, Charlotte and Atticus, and the family dog, Oliver. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the yard, taking scenic drives, listening to good music, eating good food, drinking good drinks, and contemplating life’s great mysteries and other philosophical questions. Ben dreams of one day designing and building a custom home for his family.

Ben holds a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Psychology.

Park Services

Roberto Belloso

Roberto Belloso began working for Lone Tree Cemetery in 1986.  He is the leader of the Park Service Team. Weekends are spent enjoying his family, which includes his grandchildren.  Activities are walking and biking, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with Toby, his dog. When Roberto gets an opportunity to take a vacation, he goes to Mexico or Yosemite.

Manuel Belloso
Direct Line – 510.582.1274

Manuel Belloso has been at Lone Tree Cemetery since July 2011.  He is a part of both the Park Services staff and pre-need sales team.  He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is an active sports player and likes the outdoors.  He is a big Star Wars fan. When he gets a chance, he would like to take a cruise to Alaska. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and his goal is to keep growing as a person and to get better day by day.

Bill Lee

Bill Lee has been a part of the Park Services staff since March of 1989. Bill enjoys spending time with family and friends, relaxing at home, and looks forward to taking nice vacations.

Octavio Lopez

Octavio Lopez began working at Lone Tree Cemetery in July 2001.  He always greets everyone with a smile. His favorite activities include walking and playing soccer with his 14 year old son.  Octavio is also the Lone Tree Cemetery staff BBQ specialist. When he gets a chance he enjoys a vacation in Mexico. He looks forward to spending time with family and he dreams of retiring and relaxing in Mexico.

Martin Pacheco

Martin Pacheco has been a member of the park service staff since March 2001.  Martin spends his free time working around the house and shares his home repair knowledge with us at Lone Tree.   Martin likes to travel and someday would like to see Europe. He looks forward to continued good health and spending time with his family, and his dog Jake.

Jose Velasquez

Jose joined the park service staff in May 2006.  Jose likes to just relax and watch television at home after work.  He looks forward to spending time with his friends, and traveling to Mexico and other vacation getaways.