Lily Buerkle is an experienced mortician and funeral director licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. After arranging hundreds of funerals, cremations and burials, Lily has become a green burial resource locally and a sought-out speaker in the community, helping to prepare families for end-of-life changes. She is particularly passionate about green burial and empowering families in their funeral decisions – and loves saying “yes” to families yearning to honor loved ones in unconventional ways. Lily is co-founding Green Legacy after years of listening to bereaved families asking for better environmental options and will join the company full-time as both a funeral director and chief operating officer to lead the company’s funeral staff. She earned her baccalaureate degree in international trade from Georgia Southern University and is a graduate of the Mortuary Science program at the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service.