Our Staff

We show our staff's commitment to you by providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Steve Schnider CFSP & Funeral Director

Steve began his career in funeral service in 1977 in Boise, Idaho. He obtained his Mortuary Science degree from Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon. Steve worked at and managed several different funeral homes including O’Connor Funeral Home and Chapel of Chimes in Great Falls during the 80’s and 90’s. He left Great Falls to work for Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston, N.D. prior to starting Schnider Funeral Home in 2001. He holds his Morticians License in Montana, North Dakota and Idaho.

 

With a passion for his Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars, Steve spends much of his spare time in the shop working on his latest project. He enjoys playing co-ed volleyball with his wife, Carla, and although his athletic talents do not always show in golf, he likes to get his wife out on the greens. An active member of the community, Steve is part of the local Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus. He is thrilled to have all three of his children and three grandchildren reside here in Great Falls.

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Todd Carmichael Manager, Funeral Director

A retired U.S. Army Reservist of 26 years, Todd received an Economics degree from Kearney State College before completing his Mortuary Science degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College in 1991. After working as a funeral director in multiple locations, Todd and his wife Michelle and their two sons settled in Great Falls in 1997 where he has been serving the community ever since.

 

Nebraska native, Todd is a loyal Huskers fan who proudly displays the school’s “N” on his truck, screen saver and coffee mug. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and making Adirondack furniture. He has been a member of the Great Falls Lions Club since 2000 and is happy to organize their Family Fun Fest each year.

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Sam Naas Funeral Director

Coming from Pennsylvania, Sam nearly crossed the entire U.S. to join the O’Connor Funeral Home staff. After receiving his BA from Thiel College in Greenville, PA, Sam completed his associate’s technical degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences in 2013. He served his internship at Schellhaas Funeral Home and is now excited about becoming active in Great Falls.

Growing up in Springboro, Pennsylvania, Sam heard stories of his dad’s hunting trips in Montana. He decided the Big Sky country was calling his name. Sam is an avid outdoorsman. Fishing, hunting with his bird dog, Oliver, and playing horseshoes are just a few of his outdoor pastimes. When it’s not so nice outside, Sam also enjoys watching football, bull riding, documentaries and movies.

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Mark Mead Funeral Director

Mark is a Nebraska native, and has lived and travelled to many other parts of the country, including Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Alaska, along with Montana.  He can be found frequenting flea markets and garage sales looking for treasures anywhere he goes.

 

He earned his Mortuary Science degree in Dallas, TX in 1997. While visiting Great Falls in 2010, Mark inquired about a position at Schnider Funeral Home, hoping to make his home here. He worked with us for two years, before he moved south for rehabilitation from an injury. We are glad to have him back now.

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Scott Dyer Funeral Director

Scott is a country boy at heart, originally born in Tennessee he has lived in Kansas, Arizona, Utah and now Montana. While in Arizona, he completed the Mortuary Science Program from Mesa Community College and became a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist in Payson, Arizona.

 

His career path took him to Utah, where he simultaneously managed funeral homes in Salt Lake City and in Bountiful. Ultimately, Scott and his wife of almost 25 years, Colleen decided that it was time for an adventure. They saw that the Schnider family was looking for a director and checked out the town and the people and in less than 24 hours, fell in love with the town and decided to move to Great Falls.

 

Previously, Scott had been very involved with the Rotary Club and was the Past-President of the Rotary Club of Payson, Arizona. Scott is a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in his spare time, he enjoys fishing, target shooting, camping and grilling.

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Dave Montgomery Funeral Director

Dave has been an intern with us since the summer 2016 and now is officially a part of our funeral director team.

 

Dave was born and raised in Billings. He came to Great Falls in 1986 and regrets never seeing the smoke stack as a Great Falls citizen.

 

For almost 30 years Dave created TV commercials and other video projects. After talking to family members while creating memory videos, he decided to go back to school and become a funeral director.

 

Dave lives in Black Eagle and was a volunteer fireman for 15 years. He has also been president of the Black Eagle Civic Club as well as the Great Falls Scottish Rite. He is a proud Freemason and also works for Benefis Health System.

Steve Schnider

CFSP & Funeral Director
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Steve began his career in funeral service in 1977 in Boise, Idaho. He obtained his Mortuary Science degree from Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon. Steve worked at and managed several different funeral homes including O’Connor Funeral Home and Chapel of Chimes in Great Falls during the 80’s and 90’s. He left Great Falls to work for Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston, N.D. prior to starting Schnider Funeral Home in 2001. He holds his Morticians License in Montana, North Dakota and Idaho.

 

With a passion for his Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars, Steve spends much of his spare time in the shop working on his latest project. He enjoys playing co-ed volleyball with his wife, Carla, and although his athletic talents do not always show in golf, he likes to get his wife out on the greens. An active member of the community, Steve is part of the local Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus. He is thrilled to have all three of his children and three grandchildren reside here in Great Falls.

Todd Carmichael

Manager, Funeral Director
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A retired U.S. Army Reservist of 26 years, Todd received an Economics degree from Kearney State College before completing his Mortuary Science degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College in 1991. After working as a funeral director in multiple locations, Todd and his wife Michelle and their two sons settled in Great Falls in 1997 where he has been serving the community ever since.

 

Nebraska native, Todd is a loyal Huskers fan who proudly displays the school’s “N” on his truck, screen saver and coffee mug. In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and making Adirondack furniture. He has been a member of the Great Falls Lions Club since 2000 and is happy to organize their Family Fun Fest each year.

Sam Naas

Funeral Director
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Coming from Pennsylvania, Sam nearly crossed the entire U.S. to join the O’Connor Funeral Home staff. After receiving his BA from Thiel College in Greenville, PA, Sam completed his associate’s technical degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences in 2013. He served his internship at Schellhaas Funeral Home and is now excited about becoming active in Great Falls.

Growing up in Springboro, Pennsylvania, Sam heard stories of his dad’s hunting trips in Montana. He decided the Big Sky country was calling his name. Sam is an avid outdoorsman. Fishing, hunting with his bird dog, Oliver, and playing horseshoes are just a few of his outdoor pastimes. When it’s not so nice outside, Sam also enjoys watching football, bull riding, documentaries and movies.

Mark Mead

Funeral Director
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Mark is a Nebraska native, and has lived and travelled to many other parts of the country, including Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Alaska, along with Montana.  He can be found frequenting flea markets and garage sales looking for treasures anywhere he goes.

 

He earned his Mortuary Science degree in Dallas, TX in 1997. While visiting Great Falls in 2010, Mark inquired about a position at Schnider Funeral Home, hoping to make his home here. He worked with us for two years, before he moved south for rehabilitation from an injury. We are glad to have him back now.

Scott Dyer

Funeral Director
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Scott is a country boy at heart, originally born in Tennessee he has lived in Kansas, Arizona, Utah and now Montana. While in Arizona, he completed the Mortuary Science Program from Mesa Community College and became a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist in Payson, Arizona.

 

His career path took him to Utah, where he simultaneously managed funeral homes in Salt Lake City and in Bountiful. Ultimately, Scott and his wife of almost 25 years, Colleen decided that it was time for an adventure. They saw that the Schnider family was looking for a director and checked out the town and the people and in less than 24 hours, fell in love with the town and decided to move to Great Falls.

 

Previously, Scott had been very involved with the Rotary Club and was the Past-President of the Rotary Club of Payson, Arizona. Scott is a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in his spare time, he enjoys fishing, target shooting, camping and grilling.

Dave Montgomery

Funeral Director
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Dave has been an intern with us since the summer 2016 and now is officially a part of our funeral director team.

 

Dave was born and raised in Billings. He came to Great Falls in 1986 and regrets never seeing the smoke stack as a Great Falls citizen.

 

For almost 30 years Dave created TV commercials and other video projects. After talking to family members while creating memory videos, he decided to go back to school and become a funeral director.

 

Dave lives in Black Eagle and was a volunteer fireman for 15 years. He has also been president of the Black Eagle Civic Club as well as the Great Falls Scottish Rite. He is a proud Freemason and also works for Benefis Health System.