Audrey is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Thacker Caskets, Inc. and Thacker Casket Manufacturing.
She is a native of the Scranton, PA area. While working for a local casket manufacturer, Audrey met and later married Carl Thacker, owner of Old Dominion Casket Company of Washington, DC. She moved to Washington and became active with the firm. Following her husband’s untimely death, Audrey boldly took the reins and kept the company viable until her young son, CJ, was able to come on board with the firm full time.
Today, Thacker Caskets, Inc. owes its very existence to Audrey and her strong determination in the face of very challenging circumstances. Audrey maintains an active presence at the company working side by side with CJ and the Thacker Customer Service Team to serve their valued customers.
She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren Danielle, Justin, and Sara. On the rare occasions when Audrey is not on the job, she can be found just about anywhere across the globe as she is a world traveler.
CJ Thacker is Chief Executive Officer and President of Thacker Caskets, Inc. He began his career with Thacker Caskets, Inc. while still in high school. Upon graduation and the untimely death of his father, CJ came on board full time to help his mother, Audrey, run the family business.
Under CJ’s guidance and management, the company has realized remarkable growth. This expansion includes serving 33 states from 13 distribution centers, and the opening of a new manufacturing plant in Florence, AL. CJ spends majority of his time spearheading the projects that put Thacker Caskets on the path to rapid growth and success.
On the personal side, CJ and his wife Diane live in Ijamsville, MD and they have three children—Danielle, Justin, and Sara. During his free time, CJ enjoys spending weekends at the family’s lake house, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Diane Thacker officially joined Thacker Caskets, Inc. in December 2008, however she has long been familiar with the casket business as she is the wife of CEO, CJ Thacker.
Diane also manages the daily duties of another business of a group of casket companies called Independent Advantage.
Diane joins the Distribution Team part time in assisting with customer inquiries, while also assisting in Accounts Receivable as well as Accounts Payable.
CJ and Diane have three children: Danielle (29), Justin (26), and Sara (21). In her spare time, Diane enjoys reading, spending time at the family lake house, and attending the sports activities of her children.
Danielle graduated from Villanova University in 2007, having double majored in Marketing and Management Information Systems.
She serves as VP of Sales & Marketing at Thacker Caskets, and is responsible for Thacker’s group of sales consultants and their management team. Visiting hundreds of family owned and operated funeral homes annually, gaining understanding of their day to day challenges and bringing the funeral home applicable solutions.
Danielle is married to Tyler Moyer who works in his own family business, a leading commercial construction general contractor in the Washington, D.C. market. Together they have two daughters, Rilee and Layton.
Danielle and her family enjoy outdoor activities of all sorts including running, wakeboarding, fishing, golfing, snowboarding as well as spending time with their families at Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland.\
Justin joined the company full time upon graduating with Honors from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with a degree in Business and Finance. As part of the Honors program Justin defended a thesis project on the changing death and memorialization trends in America.
While working for the company during his summer vacations and winter breaks while in school, Justin has done nearly every facet of the business at some point while growing up in the family business.
Since joining the company full time, Justin works by and large with our esteemed manufacturing team. Together, they work to consistently raise the bar regarding product quality and new product development.
While not at work, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, all sorts of watersports at the family lake house, hunting, working on cars, and fishing.
Sara began working for Thacker Caskets full time in May 2015, recently graduating from York College in York, Pennsylvania with a degree in supply chain operations management.
Since graduating, Sara uses her knowledge and passion of operational supply chain management to improve Thacker's distribution channel. Along with operations Sara manages technology including iArrange by Thacker.
In her free time, Sara is very active spending most of her nights lifting weights in the gym, playing football or coaching softball. She also likes to spend time at the family lakehouse doing various watersports with her siblings.