Casey Martin

Casey Martin

Managing Director

As a third generation Funeral Director, Casey brings a wealth of experience to Eagars Funeral Services. Casey joined the business in 1992, helping her father, John, after she returned from training race horses in Japan. This temporary assistance grew into a full time role and Casey has been actively involved in the business ever since. Following John’s sudden death in 2004, Casey assumed the role of Managing Director and has successfully managed the business along with a busy family life.   Married to Richard and mother to Isaac and Emerson, Casey places great value on family and applies that to Funeral Directing by ensuring families are supported, informed and cared for at a difficult time. Casey takes pride in the fact that Eagars Funeral Services works to provide individual, tailored services and has a reputation for being Taranaki’s caring professionals.   In 2015, husband Richard joined the business full time and has taken over much of the day-to-day operations, allowing Casey to focus more time on the community.  If you would like Casey to speak to your group or organisation please contact our office.

Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Funeral Director & Embalmer/Company Director

From broadcasting to sales to teaching to financial services, Richard has had a broad and varied career which provides a wealth of experience in business and people management.   Married to Casey since 2003 and a director of the company since 2007, Richard has been involved with Eagars Funeral Services for well over a decade.  As the business has continued to grow it has presented the opportunity to be involved in an active capacity.  Richard is loving the people contact and being in the privileged position of working closely with families as they create a special farewell for their loved one.   Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his children - but, with being teenagers, that's getting harder to do!  He also makes great beer with his micro-brewery so be sure to ask for a sample when you see him!

Kelsey Kearns

Kelsey Kearns

Funeral Director & Embalmer/Assistant Manager

Kelsey cares! The obvious theme throughout her various roles which have included nail technician, care giver, mother and house renovator demonstrates her love of people.  Drawing on all these experiences convinced Kelsey that funeral service was a natural fit and since joining the funeral industry in 2016, hasn’t looked back.  She prides herself on the care and attention to detail in looking after others family members and Kelsey’s warm personality quickly puts everyone at ease. Kelsey is married to Scott and is a proud mum of Tyler.  Exercise plays an important part in life outside work with running, netball and boxfit keeping her active. While she loves travel and experiencing new cultures, Kelsey still can’t bring herself to eat seafood! The diversity of the funeral industry, the people, the rituals and being part of telling the life story of those who have died are some of the many reasons Kelsey loves her role and is a valued member of the Eagar family.

Nicky Bryan

Nicky Bryan

Administration

After a break away from working within the funeral industry, Nicky has returned to a role that she loves.  You may have already come across her at a wedding or funeral when she has led the service as celebrant. She now brings all her experience to Eagars Funerals, joining the team as our first contact in the office. Born and bred in New Plymouth, Nicky has many ties to the community through the organisations she has assisted. You will find her proudly supporting her three sons in their sporting endeavours or maybe just out and about as she enjoys various walks. When you speak with Nicky at Eagars, you can be assured of her sincere desire to make a difficult time less stressful for you. She brings many years of experience to her role and we are sure you will find that knowledge and understanding helpful to you and your family.

Chantelle Potroz

Chantelle Potroz

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Becoming a funeral director has always felt natural for me. I wanted a career that was rewarding and what better reward than to help families through one of life’s many challenges. Marrying a Taranaki boy was the best thing I ever did as it has allowed me to work within the Taranaki community in many ways. I have worked in administration, retail management, studied human resource management and am a marriage celebrant in my spare time which has given me lots of experience, skills and the ability to work with people from all walks of life. I love time with the kids, with my family and a little bit of hunting never goes astray. Everyone has a story worth telling and it is a privilege to look after people on their final journey.