.Sam Bar, Products, is responsible for the development of burial product standards and the evaluation of our providers’ new products. A graduate of Northeastern University, Sam worked as a quality assurance and manufacturing engineer for companies in both the United States and China. In 2011, he joined the US Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Mozambique, where he taught at a secondary school and coordinated a national science program. As our go-to expert on sustainability issues in manufacturing and product use, Sam draws on his diverse manufacturing expertise and global development exposure to ensure our product providers represent the values of green burial.
Sam Perry, Funeral Homes, is a licensed funeral director in Indiana with a passion for gardening. He became interested in the funeral industry after being the groundskeeper for his local funeral home. Later, while getting his Bachelors degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, Sam was inspired further when he studied abroad with Semester at Sea. His studies included non-profit leadership and independent studies of funeral rights in Ghana, Japan, India, and a handful of other countries around the world. He is now a part of the Green Burial Council to help educate people about the “green” alternatives to conventional burial so that he can do his part to preserve this beautiful planet a little longer.