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 850-763-4694 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.


Greg Brudnicki

Greg Brudnicki

President

Mr. Brudnicki has been with Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home/Carriage Services for over 40 years. He has been the Mayor of Panama City, since 2011. Greg is a former Trustee at Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart, where he served for 19 years, and a former Chairman of the Board of the Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services, where he served for 10 years.

Robert  Maclary

Robert Maclary

Managing Partner

Robert L. Maclary has been a licensed funeral director since 1977. He has been with Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home as Managing Partner since 2010. Mr. Maclary is a past Board of Director member for the Southern Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association; a past Board member for the Maryland Cemetery and Funeral Association; and a past Board member for Save Our Cemeteries, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and a Master Mason/Past Master of Lodge 215 Silver Spring Maryland, a Rotarian, a member of Bay County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Lions Club. Robert was the guest speaker at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Wilbert Manufacturers Association.

Robert and his wife, Jeanine, have been married for over 37 years and are originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. They reside in Bay Point, Florida.

Bill Jones

Bill Jones

Managing Funeral Director

Bill Jones, LFD is the senior funeral director and FDIC at Kent-Forest Lawn. A 1975 graduate of Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta, Bill recently completed his 47th year in funeral service. Bill lives in Lynn Haven with his daughter Maggie, a student at Gulf Coast College, and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City.

Brian  Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

Managing Funeral Director

Brian Gallagher has been a licensed funeral director since 1992 and holds licenses in 3 states, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama.  A 1990 graduate of Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, TX he then received his A. A. degree in 1991. Brian brings 25 years of experience to serving the families of Bay County. Prior to joining the staff of Kent-Forest Lawn in 2004 Brian managed funeral homes in Louisiana and Alabama. Brian was raised in Alexandria, LA and is the youngest of Richard and Katherine Gallagher’s 7 sons; he will celebrate 25 years of marriage to his wife Cathy in November of 2017. When Brian is away from work he enjoys golfing, working in his yard and rooting for his Pittsburgh Steelers.



John Webb

John Webb

Licensed Funeral Director

John Webb, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, is a 1993 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. He was licensed as a Funeral Director in Florida in 1996 and has over 25 years of experience assisting families. He has been with Kent- Forest Lawn since 2010. John was raised in the Panama City area, where he and his family reside.

Kelly Lyon

Kelly Lyon

Licensed Funeral Director

Kelly is a 35 year veteran of funeral service and has been licensed in Florida, Michigan and Illinois during his career. He is a graduate of Miami-Dade School of Mortuary Science as well as Manatee Community College and attended University of South Florida, School of Gerontology with a concentration in Long Term Care Administration. He furthered his education at Western Michigan University School of Secondary Education with a concentration in History. Kelly earned the designation of CFSP as well as being a licensed life & annuity insurance agent in both Michigan and Florida. Kelly is married to his wife Xue Dan and together, have a daughter, Danilin. In his off time, Kelly maintains his training in Tae Kwon Do and Karate, playing golf with his daughter and travelling. 


P. Scott  Shank

P. Scott Shank

Licensed Funeral Director

P. Scott Shank, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, is a 2013 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia. Scott joined Kent-Forest Lawn in December 2015. Scott is a native of DeFuniak Springs, Florida and resides in Panama City with his wife Donna.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott

Maintenance Supervisor

Mike Scott is the Maintenance Supervisor for Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemeteries and has been part of the Carriage Services Team for over 29 years. He helps in the direction of our cemeteries, Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, and Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Rusty Freeman

Rusty Freeman

Funeral Assistant



Russell Enfinger

Russell Enfinger

Funeral Assistant

Russell has been a resident and businessman in the Bay County area for many years. In addition, he's made time to also provide funeral assistance to families here at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Ann  Digsby

Ann Digsby

Ambassador

Ann had a long term career in nursing. Since her semi-retirement, she has serviced families during visitation and funeral services at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home for a number of years. Ann is a native of Panama City, where she and her husband raised their family and have stayed active in the community.

Jeanine  Maclary

Jeanine Maclary

Cemetery Office Manager

Jeanine had a 30+ year career in legal administration in Washington DC, Baltimore and New Orleans. In her spare time, Jeanine volunteers for many local charities. She is Past President of the Bay Point Women’s’ Club and a Board Member for Girls, Inc.

Tracie Bachman

Tracie Bachman

Receptionist/Administrative Support

Tracie Bachman joined the family of Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home/Carriage Services in 2013.  She brings years of administrative experience while working with the public and has such a passion for serving families.  Tracie, originally from North Alabama, came to the area in 1998 as a result of vacationing here since childhood.  Panama City Beach is where she met her husband, Steve, and during their 18 years of marriage have shared a passion for light tackle fishing. While Tracie is away from work she loves spending time with her daughter, Katelyn, and Parti Poodle, Moxie. You will always find them on a beach or somewhere around the water. 


Cathy  Clark

Cathy Clark

Administrative Support



Shaina Gardner

Shaina Gardner

Administrative Support

Shaina Gardner claimed Panama City as her home in 1997 after moving around the world with her military family. She holds an AA in Communications having studied advertising and graphic design. She has worked at Kent-Forest Lawn for three years and caringly creates tribute videos and stationery for our families. In her free time, Shaina enjoys art, photography and traveling.

Shaina, her husband and their daughter are passionate about animal rescue and often volunteer with local animal rescue groups and are foster parents to dogs awaiting their forever homes.



Deborah Kanes

Deborah Kanes

Family Service Adviser



John Byrne

John Byrne

Family Service Advisor

John Byrne has been a Family Service Advisor with Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, and Garden of Memories since 1977. He has assisted thousands of families with pre-arrangement services as well as at-need arrangements. He has over 37 years of experience serving families in the local area. He is our Senior Memorial Counselor and assists in the training and directing of all staff with cemetery and funeral home needs. He has been married to his wife Annice for 44 years.

Scott Hand

Scott Hand

Advance Planning Manager



Margaret Barnhart

Margaret Barnhart

Funeral Home Office Manager

A native of Panama City, Margaret and her husband spent 5 years in the Atlanta area where she earned her MBA. Margaret also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State. Both her and her husband are happiest when outdoors and enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling, and stargazing! She is an animal lover and is owned by two cats, Vivienne and Racey.

Todd Belcher

Todd Belcher

Family Service Adviser



Sherry Bradshaw

Sherry Bradshaw

Office and Visitation Assistant

Sherry has been a resident of Panama City since 1968 coming from a military family.  She is a graduate of Rutherford High School and Gulf Coast Community/State College.  Sherry was affiliated with Panhandle Educators FCU after graduation from Gulf Coast, working later  as an Executive Assistant with Bay Medical Center for 17 years. She most recently worked  with the Panama City Rescue Mission for the CEO.   Sherry is married and has 2 children. She is  very active in her church choir and teaches Sunday School for the Young Youth. You will likely find her at a yard sale on Saturdays.



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