Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Michael R. Phelps

    Michael R. Phelps, Owner/Funeral Director

    A native of Winchester, Michael is a Virginia Certified Funeral Service Professional and is beginning his thirty-fifth year of service to the families of Winchester and the surrounding communities. After graduating from mortuary college in the mid 1980s, he received his practical training at the Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda, MD.

    Michael establishes the high standards by which Phelps Funeral & Cremation Service operates and oversees all of its operations. He is a lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church and is an avid car collector and preservationist. He enjoys spending time with his Welsh Corgis, cooking and entertaining.

  • Travis L. Nesselrodt

    Travis L. Nesselrodt, Operations Manager/Funeral Director

    Travis was born in Winchester and has deep roots in the community. His grandfather Ernie founded Polly’s Cab which is still in the family and his mother, Patsy Simpson, owns Thumper’s Daylily Farm in Frederick County. He grew up in Strasburg but graduated from James Wood High School. After college, he returned to Winchester to teach in Frederick County Public Schools and raise his family. He changed careers five years ago to funeral service and has since become the operations manager for the company.

    He is married to Alli Di Giovanni, a teacher at John Handley, and they have a 3 year old son, Henry.

    In his spare time he enjoys basketball, yoga, cooking, and spending time with his family.