Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 405-329-0101 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Cliff Pope

Cliff Pope

Managing Partner/Funeral Director

Cliff grew up in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. He graduated from Tecumseh High School and went on to further his education at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1997. Shortly after graduation, Cliff began his 18-year career with Bill Eisenhour Funeral Homes in Oklahoma City and Del City. He enjoyed being a funeral director and helping families celebrate the lives of their loved ones and was later honored to accept the position of General Manager. He oversaw three funeral homes, a centralized care center, two cemeteries and one combo location.

Cliff is a former Midwest City Rotary Member, where he had served on the Board of Directors; a member of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, where he also served on the Board of Directors; and a current member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association.

Cliff is an avid OU Football fan and season ticket holder. In his spare time, Cliff enjoys spending time with his wife, Becky, and daughter, Jordyn, and playing golf.

We are excited to welcome Cliff to the Norman community and look forward his leadership within the Havenbrook Funeral home family.

Michelle Buller

Michelle Buller

Office Manager

Michelle has worked in the funeral business for over 12 years. She never dreamed of being in the funeral industry until she lost a loved one of her own, her sister, at the age of 22, in the bombing of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building. After reflecting upon the experience of burying a loved one at such an early age, Michelle realized the importance of serving each family as if they were her own, assisting wherever and whenever possible to provide the experience the families deserve.

In addition to the accounting and business aspects of her position with Havenbrook, Michelle understands the importance of assisting each family with other concerns, which may include filing insurance, securing/filing the death certificate, or writing an obituary.

Michelle is a graduate of Moore High School and resides in Moore with her husband and their 12-year-old daughter. She is an avid animal lover who has three dogs of her own; if possible, she would rescue any and all animals that needed to be rescued. She and her husband are OU season ticket holders and never miss a game. She loves going to the lake, metal detecting, doing crafts of any kind, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jonathon Winders

Jonathon Winders

Funeral Director

Jonathon is a licensed Funeral Director and a native Oklahoman. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Funeral Service and Embalming. Jonathon is married and has a new baby girl to spoil. His wife Lindsay has a degree in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma and is a strong foundation for Jonathon and his career. Jonathon also prides himself in his hobbies, which include camping, hunting, biking, four-wheeling, off-roading in his Jeep, practicing guitar with his friends, working on his classic car, brushing up on his drawing and hanging out with his dad. Jonathon has been with Havenbrook since 2013 and has become an important part of our staff due to his work ethic, intelligence and his love for helping people.

Bernie Valverde

Bernie Valverde

Administrative Assistant

Bernie works hard to ensure that each family celebrates the life and legacy of their loved one. With a pleasant personality and smile on his face, he is eager to assist, whether it be answering the phone, customizing memorial service folders, producing memorial videos, or setting up flowers for a funeral.

Bernie resides in Norman with his Husky named “Blue.” He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in December 2016.

In his spare time, he enjoys laser tag, paintball, and going camping. He is an avid pool player and one day aspires to hone his skills and make it to the big leagues.

Sarah E. Rhodes

Sarah E. Rhodes

Administrative Assistant /Apprentice

Sarah joined the Havenbrook team in the fall of 2015. She was born in San Diego, California but grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She resides in Edmond, where she is a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Funeral Service with a minor in Grief Counseling.

Sarah has worked in the funeral home industry since she was 16 years old. She has worked most aspects of the business, from detailing funeral home vehicles to assisting families during their most difficult times. Sarah is achieving her lifelong goals by serving in the funeral service industry.

She is an avid Thunder fan and an active member of Sigma Phi Sigma at U.C.O. In addition, she volunteers at Pepper’s Ranch Foster Care Community. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going back home and visiting with family. Her favorite hometown activities are helping with the local Special Olympic program and hopefully hitting a few golf balls.

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