Tiffany Cooper-Aguilar entered the funeral profession in fall of 2008, at the San Antonio College, where she pursued an education in their Mortuary Science Program. A proud SAC Graduate, she obtained a Mortuary Science, A. A. S. degree in the spring of 2013. In the past she was active with the college, attending and chaperoning events and as a member on the MORTS advisory committee.
She began her apprenticeship, while residing in Seguin, Texas at Palmer Mortuary & Cremations (2009 Legacy Funeral Group) in Seguin, and then shifted to Zoeller Funeral Home (2010 Service Corp. International) in New Braunfels, Texas. Transferring to Goetz Funeral Home (early 2013 Service Corp. International) in Seguin, she found her way back to Palmer Mortuary & Cremations in the fall of 2013. She acquired her license to sell Pre-Paid Funeral Policies through Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company in 2014.
While employed at Palmer Mortuary & Cremations, she was promoted to the Managing Funeral Director and Embalmer position in February of 2015. In April she was awarded the Funeral Director of the year, for Legacy Funeral Group.
In March 2018 she was one of 50 Funeral Directors across the United States to be chosen for the National Funeral Directors Association and The Funeral Foundation’s: Meet the Mentors program in Atlanta, GA. In April 2018 she was awarded with the Young Professional of the Year award and served as the President, for the Texas Funeral Directors Association – South Central Chapter. In June 2018 she was awarded, across the state, as the Young Professional of the Year, at the Texas Funeral Directors Association Convention in Galveston, Texas. In the fall of 2018, she was featured in a vibrant article, for a national publication, in the American Funeral Director Magazine.
Tiffany also remained highly active in the Seguin community serving as the past chairwoman for the Hispanic Chamber, member of the Seguin High School Gold Battalion Booster Club for dance and cheer (past Secretary and Vice President), Board Member for the DF Food Bank and as a Crisis Counselor for the Seguin Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Tiffany remained in her position at Palmer Mortuary & Cremations until December 2018. She was briefly a Service Manager for the National Cremation Society in San Antonio, Texas. She then settled in at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park, in San Antonio, Texas before she relocated to East Texas. At Chapel Hill, she received her license as a Crematory Operator and served as the interim Location Manager and lead Funeral Director.
Noticing her strengths in being competent with many skills and systems that are used throughout the profession, she began working contract labor throughout the state in the fall of 2019. She is the president and (sole) owner of Aguilar Funeral Services, LLC. And in February 2022, Tiffany became the proud owner of the Mount Vernon Memorial Funeral Home (formally known as the Collvins Memorial Funeral Home) in Mount Vernon, Texas.
In the past Tiffany has remained heavily involved with the Texas Funeral Directors Association, attending numerous events, serving as a board member (past President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer) with the South-Central Chapter, Texas Funeral Directors Association - Disaster Team and served on several committees for the association. Now that she has settled in East Texas, she will set her sights on participating in the TFDA’s East Chapter.
Tiffany enjoys traveling, thrifting/flea markets, exploring cemeteries, has a huge heart for animals and spending time with her husband Chris and their daughter, Kamille.
Over the years, Tiffany has gained an affection for the Funeral Profession and strives to show excellence in all that she puts her name to. She intends to continue to serve families with the highest quality, the utmost professionalism and class.