Carrie A. McGhee
Funeral Director/ Pre-Arrangement Specialist/ Celebrant
Carrie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor degree in Mortuary Science (1990). She also earned a Master of International Management from the University of St. Thomas (2005). Carrie considers herself a lifelong learner. Albert Einstein said “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” Carrie continues her education by being actively involved in many aspects of the funeral industry as a member of the University of MN Mortuary Science Alumni Board, member of the University of MN Mortuary Science Advisory Board, member of MN Department of Health AD HOC Committee for the Mortuary Science Divison, and a participant in the Minnesota Funeral Director Association (MFDA) Leadership Academy.
As a Funeral Director, Pre-Arrangement Specialist and Funeral Celebrant, Carrie finds each day rewarding by being able to assist families in so many meaningful ways. A key to her success is her ability to educate people about the choices they have in planning funerals which allows them to make smart informed decisions. Building relationships by being a community resource is an important aspect. Carrie is a member of the Winona Rotary Club and Women in Business.
In her spare time, Carrie enjoys puttering in her garden; scuba diving; international travel; competing in black powder pistol competitions; long family dinners. She currently holds licenses/ certificates in Massage Therapy, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, PADI, and master gardening. One of her biggest accomplishment in 2013 was being listed in NMLRA Territorial Top Ten in Ladies Pistol. As of 2015, Carrie is now listed as #7 Ladies Pistol shooter in the country. Carrie was a speaker at the Ignite Mpls8 on April 23, 2015
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu