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A Brush with Death

Mar 9, 2021

Host Gabe Schauf speaks with NFDA Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Lesley Witter. Lesley is based in Washington D.C. working for the funeral profession within the halls of the federal government. She provides insight into her role as an advocate, and how legislation that is advantageous to funeral...


Feb 9, 2021

NFDA CEO Christine Pepper and NFDA Board President Bryant Hightower discuss what’s ahead in 2021 with our host, Gabe Schauf.  Christine and Bryant share their thoughts on topics ranging from technology to advocacy to education in this episode of A Brush with Death. Tune in to hear their thoughts about what’s in...


Jan 12, 2021

We all know that serving families and communities is the primary focus of funeral service professionals but behind the scenes, there is a business to run. NFDA members can take advantage of our researched list of Endorsed Providers who can help guide you in many aspects of your business.  Guests Tim Bridgers,...


Dec 8, 2020

The holiday season is upon us – a time to connect with family and friends, although this year our gatherings are primarily virtual. In this episode of A Brush with Death, our host Gabe Schauf reminisces with his grandfather, Charles Nelson, using the Have the Talk of a Lifetime Conversation Cards. These amazing...


Nov 11, 2020

Veterans Day episode. Our guest is Danielle Wilk, a mortuary specialist at Dover Air Force Base. Danielle discusses her team, what they do on a daily basis, and what it’s like providing funeral services as part of a military operation. She also provides insight into the process of caring for our fallen heroes from the...