California Program for Entrepreneurship 2011 Cohort
Diana Candler, Comfort Now
This venture offers a wealth of specialized services to assist bereaved family members with all of their funeral needs: funeral announcements, writing the obituary, funeral biography booklet, prayer or memorandum cards, reception memorandum, trinkets/favors, music compilation CD, photo collage DVD, and an organized funeral program. Optional services include the physical coordination of funeral details including but not limited to meeting with the funeral home director, church pastor, reception venues, and providing referrals to religious or non-religious grief counselors, support group, masseuse, gym and other community or travel services. Comfort Now: Taking Care of All Your Funeral Needs.
Diana Candler is an inspirational writer, party/event planner and document specialist. She's done personalized business and fun writing for daycare providers, small business owners, local youth and adult sports communities, Spanish interpreters, coworkers and job seekers.
She has 12+ years of experience in the technical field as a test engineer, technical writer and technical support level III for Mac OS X/PC Win200 and prior, as well as Adobe InDesign, FrameMaker 5.5. and other graphics or book writing software programs used with Xerox and EFI Digital Front Ends. She was the assistant operations manager at 24 Hour Fitness for 2 years. Diana is married and has 3 beautiful children ages 22, 11 and 3. In addition to her part-time personal ventures and working full-time as a freight payment & damage claims technical specialist at PBMS onsite at Cisco Systems, she is also the PBMS Fun Coordinator developing 3-4 parties per year with 6 Fun Committee members and a DJ. She is also pursuing an associate of arts degree in business administration.