Mitzi Chafetz Funeral Director
Mitzi is the founder of Austin Natural Funerals, a full service, local, independent, woman owned funeral and cremation service. Dedicated to providing a warm, responsive customer experience to our community and friends; Mitzi is characterized by her integrity, compassion, and professionalism. In the darkest time of need, she provides knowledge, guidance, and support that can ease the pain of loss. Mitzi became involved in funeral care through consumer advocacy and education and served as the Continuing Education Coordinator and Public Information Officer at the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Mitzi’s love of nature and concerns for environmental sustainability leads her to highlight earth friendly, progressive options in addition to traditional offerings.
Campbell Ringel Funeral Director
Campbell Ringel is a New Yorker by birth and a Texan by choice. At age eight Campbell’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas, and she has loved this great state ever since. After graduating from NYU with a BFA in drama Campbell spent over a decade designing and creating costumes and lighting for theater, film, and print. After years of missing the wonderful people, landscape, and sunsets of Texas, Campbell convinced her husband to pack up and settle down in the great city of Austin. Campbell has always had a passion for nature, plants, and gardening. While spending time with her parents in Sugar Land, Texas, Campbell attended the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners program learning the building blocks of earth-kind landscaping practices. After moving to Austin she used those skills and improved on them at The Natural Gardener. Through kismet forces, Campbell was introduced to natural burial and found her true passion and calling in caring for families with Austin Natural Funerals. Since beginning this journey Campbell has plunged herself into studying the history and future of death care. She graduated from Amarillo College as an honor roll student and is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to serve families through one of life's most difficult trials.
Spencer Dobbs Funeral Director
Spencer Dobbs is a Licensed Funeral Director with over 10 years experience of helping families in the Austin area. He graduated with Honors and Distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas in 2008. An Austin resident of over 15 years, Spencer has dedicated his career to taking care of our community in their time of need. His life-long engagement with the arts, nature and study of various religious and spiritual traditions has allowed Spencer to create meaningful burial and cremation ceremonies for all families according to their needs.