Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 951-658-4433 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Justin Luyben

Justin Luyben

Managing Partner

Justin is originally from Long Beach, California, where he graduated from Lakewood High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from California State University, Fullerton, and he is a licensed funeral director and pre-need counselor in the state of California.

Justin was born into the funeral business and is a third generation funeral director. As far back as he can remember, he was helping his grandpa at their family run mortuary located in Long Beach, California, doing everything from cleaning the cars, emptying trash cans and vacuuming the carpets, to eventually working funerals. After years of helping out in the family business, he was finally put on payroll at the age of 15. He continued working there for the next eight years while finishing high school and college.

After completing college, Justin moved with his family to the inland empire in 2002 and has been working at Evans-Brown Mortuary since then. As Justin has learned, life has a sense of humor. He worked at the family mortuary to put himself through college, and the whole time, his plan was to graduate and start a career in something other than the funeral business. However, after graduation, he came to the realization that the funeral business was where he was meant to be. What he enjoys most in his job is helping people at a very sensitive point in their lives. Through this ministry, he has really met some incredible people. For Justin, being a funeral director is fulfilling both personally and professionally.

Justin and his wife, Kimberly, have been married since 2000. Since then, they have seen their family grow with the additions of their six children, three daughters and three sons.

Outside of work, Justin enjoys staying active. He enjoys most sports on both land and water and usually participates on at least one organized team a year. Justin and his wife are active in their community and church where they enjoy meeting new people. And most importantly, Justin cherishes the time he gets to spend with his family and friends.


Danette M. Moore

Danette M. Moore

Location Manager

Danette M. Moore was born in Los Angeles, California. Her family relocated to Perris, California in the mid-1980s. Danette is a graduate of Rancho Verde High School, which is located in Moreno Valley, California. She continued her education at Cypress Community College and completed the Mortuary Science Program. She is a passionate Funeral Service provider, always striving to exceed the expectations of the families she is privileged to serve. Her professional experience includes more than 16 years of hard work and dedication to the profession. Her licensing includes Funeral Director (FDR# 2850), Embalmer (EMB# 8828) and Insurance Agent (Lic.# 0K10380). Her motto is “Serving families with honor, dignity and respect."

She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Evans-Brown & Hemet Valley Mortuaries. Danette is very active in the growth of her community and profession. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors, member of the Riverside National Cemetery Military Honor Detail, Board Member of the National Alliance of Free Woman and a Local/National Officer of Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity; she is also a past Board Member of the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Danette is married and has three wonderful children. She is a faithful member of Greater New Hope Christian Church located in Perris, California. She also enjoys, cooking, listing to music and spending time with those she loves.

“People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou

Nathan Karlin

Nathan Karlin

Funeral Director

Nathan is a Funeral Director here at Hemet Valley Mortuary. He was born and raised in Hemet and still resides here at this time. Nathan is a drummer and also enjoys playing other instruments and various styles of music. He is an avid outdoorsman, and on his time off, you might see him reeling in a fish at a local lake, riding the local trails on his mountain bike, or surfing some waves down in the Oceanside area. Nathan comes from a family of educators and grew up learning about the funeral profession from his father. He is honored to be a part of the professional team at Hemet Valley Mortuary and looks forward to serving you, your loved one, and his community.

Denise  Hernandez

Denise Hernandez

Denise was born in Hollywood, California and was raised in La Verne. In her high school years, her family moved to Upland. She graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario. She met and married her husband Ron Hernandez in 1991 while living in Upland. Her husband is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Foursquare Church in Hemet. Together they have two sons, Joshua and Joseph, who are her pride and joy.  

Denise moved to Hemet in 2006. She has many years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and enjoys working with the public. She is very involved in ministry with her husband.

Because of her experience in ministry, she brings a caring heart and positive attitude with her to work each day. She is hardworking and dedicated to the families served at Hemet Valley Mortuary. She is usually the first face or voice of comfort that will greet you when you call or come into the office. Denise started working at Hemet Valley Mortuary in March 2011.

When she is not at church or work, she enjoys reading, baking and going to the movies with her family. She is known to her family and friends as the “stamping queen” because she loves creating and stamping greeting cards.

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