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 925-820-2999 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.


Brian 'Keith' Collins

Brian "Keith" Collins

Managing Partner - Funeral Director

Keith is the Managing Partner at Chapel of San Ramon Valley and came to the firm in August of 2018. He brings 22 years of funeral service experience having worked previously in Dallas and Houston, Texas.  A graduate of CommonWealth Institute of Mortuary Science, Keith has been licensed as a funeral director in Texas and California. He is a father of two children and has three grandchildren.

Keith is active in the Community organizations and civic groups. 

Email: keith.collins@carriageservices.com


Bruce Keim

Bruce Keim

Funeral Director

Born and raised in Nebraska, he attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1993. Bruce is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in California and Nebraska. He has worked in the Greater Bay Area since 1994 and joined Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel in 2006. Bruce has worked in many positions within the funeral home; however, his most fulfilling work is helping and assisting the families we serve.

Bruce enjoys traveling, eating at good restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: bruce.keim@carriageservices.com


Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch

Funeral Assistant - Ambassador

Jim grew up in San Francisco and has a bachelor's degree in business administration.  The majority of his career has been dealing with numbers and working with the government. 

At the funeral home Jim enjoys being supportive of families that are dealing with a loss.  He appreciates the family environment of working at Ouimet Bros.


Susan Ripley

Susan Ripley

Funeral Assistant - Ambassador

Susan is a native San Franciscan and has lived her entire life in the Bay Area. She is married and enjoys spending time with her family. She is an award winning photographer and former flight attendant for an international carrier and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States. Susan is a soprano with experience in choirs of varied repertory styles as well as in several professional organizations. Her hobbies include working out, cooking, and most especially, reading. She currently sings in the St. Bonaventure Church choir as well as in a Sunday morning quartet. As a funeral coordinator for St. Bonaventure Church, Susan thoroughly enjoys meeting people and being of service to others.


Sonia Rubio

Sonia Rubio

Funeral Assistant - Ambassador

Sonia grew up in San Ardo, CA and graduated from King City High School. After High School she attended the Fashion Institute of design and Merchandising in San Francisco graduating 1997 with her AA in Visual Presentation and Space Design.  She then worked in the field of design for over 15 years. 

Sonia has owned her floral business Amazing Flowers for the past 8 years.  She has worked at Chapel of San Ramon Valley  for over 10 years and enjoys bringing comfort to the families we serve. 


MaryAlice Schubert

MaryAlice Schubert

Funeral Assistant - Ambassador

MaryAlice is our new Funeral Assistant - Ambassador. She has always had an interest in the funeral industry and is pursuing her degree in Funeral Services. Her most fulfilling work is assisting and bringing comfort to those we serve.  She brings to the industry over 20 years of customer service. She is bilingual in Spanish. 

MaryAlice was born and raised in Texas, grew up in Houston. She is married and has two wonderful boys. She enjoys traveling, road trips, and reading.


Jill Williams

Jill Williams

Funeral Assistant - Ambassador

Jill was born and raised in Oakland, CA and attended Holy Names University where she received a BA degree in Human Services. Jill went onto receive a Master’s Degree in Social Work and continues to work as a Medical Social Worker for home health and hospice patients in both the Bay Area & Central Valley. Jill, who is a Caregiver and an advocate for her patients and their loved ones, has extensive background experience in bereavement counseling and/or grief supportive services. Jill also works at her local public libraries as a Library Assistant and volunteers for United Way. Jill remains active in her community and enjoys yoga, traveling, motorcycling and kayaking. 


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