Our Funeral Home Directors

Serving Ashville, NC & The Surrounding Areas

At our Mountain View Cremation & Funeral Home, we believe that every person is unique and deserves a personalized funeral service that reflects their life and legacy. Our compassionate and experienced staff of funeral home directors and grief specialists will guide you through every step of the funeral and cremation planning process, helping you create a meaningful tribute that honors your loved one's memory.

Cindy Gudger : Funeral Director

Cindy Gudger

Funeral Director

Cindy began her career in funeral service in 2001 at the former Williams Funeral Service. An honors graduate from Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in Funeral Service, she is licensed in both North and South Carolina. Cindy has a passion for helping families honor the lives of loved ones they have lost, while helping guide them through some of their most difficult decisions.

Born and raised in Buncombe County, Cindy has resided in Hendersonville for over 20 years. She has two children and is a member of the Hendersonville BPOE Elks Lodge #1616. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and camping.

Rachel Green : Funeral Director ~ Life Celebrant

Rachel Green

Funeral Director ~ Life Celebrant


Rachel was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but moved to Northern Virginia in high school. Rachel attended Georgetown University with an interest in psychology but later decided, after the death of her grandfather, that she had a greater interest in funeral service. She obtained her degree in mortuary science from the University of the District of Columbia as a second career. Rachel came to Western North Carolina to be closer to her family and enjoy the mountains. When Rachel is not working, she enjoys hiking, camping, playing with her cats, writing, and working with her resin art. Rachel is also a certified celebrant and enjoys working with families to create a meaningful customized service to meet their needs. As a funeral director and celebrant in the Asheville area, Rachel is passionate about helping families honor their loved one in nonconventional ways that can include alternative death care and employing new trends in funeral service and memorialization that don’t always occur in traditional funeral service.

Tango : Grief Specialist


Grief Specialist

Tango joined the staff of Mountain View in 2019. He is regularly found sunbathing by the front door or in his favorite green high-back chair.

Tango spends his days greeting families when they come to make arrangements and he occasionally likes to sniff through ladies purses left on the floor for any goodies within his flat-face reach. He is Cindy’s constant companion at work providing her and grieving families with some distraction and enjoyment during a very difficult time.

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