Daniel "Burt" Olsen
General Manager, Pre-Need Director, Licensed Director
Burt grew up on the North Fork of Long Island and graduated from Southold High School in 1999. Burt relocated to the Richmond area with his sons: Dylan, Christopher, and Nicholas in 2007 and settled in Chester, VA while he pursued his funeral service degree at John Tyler Community College. While pursuing his degree, Burt also served his internship with J.T. Morriss & Son in Petersburg. Burt graduated from JTCC in May of 2011 and passed his state board exam a few months later in July 2011, making him a licensed funeral service provider. It was also during this time that he and his children decided to move to Mechanicsville and put down some roots in Hanover County. Burt took a position with Bennett Funeral Homes in March of 2011 and spent about a year and a half with their Mechanicsville chapel until being transferred to their west end chapel, where he remained until September of 2014. Burt began working for Monaghan's part time in November of 2014 and came on full time the following month. By July of 2015 he was promoted as the full time manager of the funeral home and became the general manager about a year later. While not at the funeral home, you’ll most likely find Burt spending time with his 3 boys, his wife Tammy, his dog Yoshi, and most importantly, his grandkids. Burt Is an avid Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers (NHL) fan but he has also adopted our Richmond Flying Squirrels and any Lee Davis High School teams. One of his greatest joys is taking his yearly cruise with Tammy every fall.