Press Release – Passages International Hires Liz Hamilton as Sales Representative for the Southwest

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (November 16, 2022) – Passages International is welcoming Liz Hamilton to their team as a Sales Representative. Hamilton will be the point of contact for wholesale customers in the Southwest region, including funeral homes, cemeteries, and more.

Hamilton is a fully licensed funeral director who entered the funeral field in 2016 in order to support green funeral practices and community-led death care. She began her career in the funeral industry when she worked for a fast-paced funeral home and mortuary in Asheville, North Carolina. During her career there, Hamilton went to mortuary school at Fayetteville Tech Community College and completed her funeral service internship.

Hamilton has been trained as a home funeral guide and served on the board of the National Home Funeral Alliance from 2020 to 2022. She has given several talks on green funeral practices and home funerals. Hamilton also worked closely with the conservation burial ground in North Carolina.

Hamilton moved to Albuquerque, NM in 2021 to work for French Funerals and Cremations. During her career there, she was impressed with the products and mission of Passages. Hamilton is excited to represent the company and looks forward to building relationships with funeral industry professionals in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona.

“I am so excited to have Liz join our team” says Darren Crouch, President and co-founder of Passages. “She has stellar experience having worked locally at a premier funeral home, successfully using Passages products. She knows the business and products, and has a personal passion for greener, less traditional products.”

Hamilton will be educating funeral homes on the Simple Bamboo Container, an ideal product to add intention and dignity to cremation, which continues to grow in popularity beyond conventional burials. Today’s families choose cremation because it offers more flexibility and freedom among many other reasons. These families still deserve better than a cardboard box cremation container, and the Simple Bamboo Container brings a warmer touch to the memorial for the family, is better for the environment, and is better for funeral homes’ bottom line.

Hamilton will also be partnering with funeral homes to help them align with today’s scattering families. With almost 50% of families intending to scatter cremated remains, there is a huge opportunity to update stale urn selections with less traditional and biodegradable options to reflect this new normal.

Liz Hamilton can be reached at or by phone at 505-317-7175.

About Passages International

Passages International, Inc. has been leading the green sector of the funeral industry since 1999, with the largest selection of innovative environmentally-friendly urns, scatter tubes, caskets, and various memorial products. For more information on Passages products visit

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