Team

Jaron J. Chasca

Jaron J. Chasca

Manager and Funeral Director of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services

Jaron J. Chasca, a licensed Funeral Director with Alternatives® Funeral & Cremation Services began working in the industry as a 16-year-old Funeral Attendant in Calgary, Alberta.

Jaron moved to Cranbrook, B.C. in 1999 to work in his family’s funeral home and completed his Certificate of Apprenticeship and Certificate of Trade Qualification for Funeral Directing; and has been a proud licensed Funeral Director ever since.

In 2009, Jaron moved to the Okanagan to manage his family’s funeral homes in Vernon, Armstrong and Lake Country. Working as a second-generation Funeral Director, his passion for providing guidance and comfort to bereaved families has always been at the core of his career.

Since moving to the Okanagan, Jaron has devoted many years volunteering for several local Boards including the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the North Okanagan Hospice Society. Today, he continues to support his community through volunteer work, donations, sponsorships, and strives to keep business local.

In his time away from the office, Jaron enjoys golfing, camping, and boating with his family and friends, and takes full advantage of everything the Okanagan has to offer.

Nadine Tataryn

Nadine Tataryn

Office Administrator

Nadine Tataryn was locally grown in Kelowna, BC where she graduated from the Nursing Program at Okanagan College in 1994. Working as a casual nurse in the many different specialties of Kelowna General Hospital, she soon realized the passion she had for working in the Palliative Care Unit. There she spent time not only caring for the patients in need, but also caring for their families.

Nadine realized that it was an honour to be a part of this last transition of someone’s life, and it became such a meaningful experience that it has given her a passion to assist the loved ones left behind after death has occurred.

After personally witnessing the unique challenges that families face in this time of grief, Nadine was compelled to make a career change and join a funeral home that had the ability to serve families with true compassion and authenticity. Qualities that she holds herself, with the utmost of importance. She feels very lucky to have found this home in the Lake Country community.  Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services® gave Nadine the opportunity to become their Administrator and to assist them in serving this wonderful community. She is able to provide service in both the English and German languages; currently working on French and American Sign Language.

Nadine has three wonderful daughters who inspire her and remind her that life is worth living to the fullest each, and every day… She volunteers for Canadian Blood Services and also coaches Artistic Gymnastics & Acrobatics in Lake Country.