Rick Flores, Controller

With Graystone since: 2017

Role at Graystone: Rick manages the daily accounting operations from our home office in Houston.  His responsibilities include overseeing client billing, credit card processing, budget forecasting, and maintaining/updating our customer accounts.  Rick works hand-in-hand with our Account Managers, Trainers and field personnel to deliver excellent customer service to our clients in the areas of accounting and finance. 

What Clients Say:  Clients who have worked with Rick describe him as helpful and detail minded.   They say that he is meticulous in his information and answers in providing accounting services.   

Passion for the Work: With over nine years of experience, Rick's main focus is solid and precise accounting. His driving principal in the accounting sector is "accuracy beats speed every time.” Rick holds these high levels of accuracy and attention to detail as the most significant influences in his contributions to Graystone team and Graystone clients.

Prior to Graystone:  Previously, Rick worked for companies in the agriculture, manufacturing, and retail sectors giving him a diverse level of experience in the accounting field.  His role in each of these areas was managerial accounting and associated areas.  Rick played a vital role in each of these companies’ success and growth.

Emily Groeneman, Client Family Survey Specialist

With Graystone since: 2016

Role at Graystone: Emily is responsible for the distribution of all client customer service surveys.  She manages all data coming to us from our clients which begins the customer service measurement process.  This includes verifying and importing the data into our systems and printing nearly 100,000 surveys per year for all seven of our Funeral Service Research Group entities: Funeral Home, Pre-Arrangements, Pet Cremation, Cremation Society, Monument Production, Cemetery Operations and Special Events

What Clients Say: Emily has an outgoing personality and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. She communicates well with all levels of management and customers pays close attention to detail.

Passion for the Work: With extensive experience in maintaining and managing medical records, Emily holds accuracy and attention to detail at the highest importance.  As the daughter of small business owners, she is dedicated to providing high quality customer service and values a strong work ethic.

Prior to Graystone: For over 10 years, Emily worked as a private surgical assistant and medical office manager.  In her time as a direct care provider, she learned the importance of kindness, patience and compassion for those dealing with difficult situations. 

Megan Flores, Training Materials Administrator

With Graystone since: 2014

Role at Graystone:  Megan prepares, prints, assembles and ships all of our training materials provided to our clients for their on-site training sessions as well as our materials for Graystone Boot Camps and other special events.  She administers our training curriculum CEU accreditation for all states within the U.S., as well as Canada and coordinates participantcertificate distribution.  In addition, Megan is involved in Caliper order requests, preparing client reports and customer service survey review.

What Clients Say:  Megan provides direct support to our Graystone Training professionals who find her to be most proficient in coordinating materials for their training sessions and quick to respond to their ever changing needs and client requests.   

Passion for the Work: Megan always enjoys a challenge and she takes pride in accomplishing her responsibilities with great accuracy. She is a team player and is always eager to jump in and lend a helping hand with her co-workers to “get the job done.” 

Prior to Graystone:   Megan has a strong customer service background working previously within the legal and retail trades.  She has always been a fast learner and joining the Graystone team was no exception as she quickly “learned the ropes” and became a strong contributor.  She is currently continuing her secondary education and is enrolled in classes at San Jacinto College in the Houston area.