I was born and raised in Ste. Genevieve. I graduated Valle High School and attended Jefferson College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I hold an associate degree in applied science of mortuary science. I have completed the medicolegal death investigators class through St. Louis University and each and every year I complete 20 hours of death investigation training.
I grew up in the death care profession. I am the current owner of Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. I am highly trained and have the necessary skills and resources to serve as the coroner. I had no idea how passionate I would be about death investigation until I took over as coroner. I truly enjoy working in the death care profession. It is an honor to help families during their times of need.
I treat every death with respect and dignity. I use my tools and skills at hand to determine who, where, when, why and how someone died to best of my ability.