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Meet The Team


Brent Sears


"I was born and raised in Charleston, WV and have worked at Sears Monument full time since 1981. Before that, I worked part time in the summers for 3 years.​ I enjoy playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Sears Monument allowed me to meet my wife - at a Sears Monument Christmas party. Also, in having to locate cemeteries, I have learned many interesting things you don't commonly think about. I have learned that GPS units are not always correct, like when they take you on a road where a bridge has been out for several years, or where a road ends and turns into a small trail.  Conversely, I have learned about longitude and latitude coordinates and how accurate they are depending on what device or scale you use."


Sarah Reed

Marketing Manager

"I was born and raised in Charleston, WV. I graduated from West Virginia University in 2009 with a degree in Marketing, and minors in Advertising and Dance. In May 2018, I began working at Sears Monument Company as the Marketing Manager. During this time, I have learned a lot about the industry, as well as grief and remembrance. The monument industry is often something that isn’t thought of, but something that everyone encounters at least once in their lifetime. Remembering can be beautiful, and it is fascinating to see all the wonderful stories told in stone. The sheer beauty of a personalized monument can be breath taking. In 2023 I attended my first School of Hard Rocks in Elberton, GA where I started diving into the ins and outs of stone carving by hand."


Allen Cosby

Sales Manager

"I am originally from and grew up here in Charleston, WV. I have worked in the monument business for over 13 years and started with Sears Monument Company in January of 2006. I received a certificate of completion in the American Institute of Commemorative Art Sales Training Seminar in 2007. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling West Virginia and seeing this beautiful state, and playing golf when given the opportunity. One of the things I am most proud of working for Sears Monument Company is the ability to bring memories alive for my families that have lost a loved one. Telling that person’s story in the memorial design process brings much closure to the family, and helps cherish the memories of that loved one that has passed."


Heather Sturgill

Plant Manager & Artist 

"I first began her career in the monument industry at the age of 19.  With a passion for fine arts, I began working as a Hand Etcher and Monument Designer for a small company in rural West Virginia that lasted for nearly a decade. Later I joined Sears Monument Company where I have resided for the past 9 years as a Hand Etching Artist and Sales Counselor/Office Manager for our Beckley West Virginia office.  In 2013 I attended my first session at the School of Hard Rocks where I began my journey into stone carving and have attended 6 sessions since then. In 2020 I became an associate member of the American Institute of Commemorative Art and also joined the Editorial Advisory Board for MB News. In 2023 I obtained my Certified Memorial designation and also serve on the CM committee and Education for Convention Workgroup under the education pillar of MBNA."       

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Joe Christian
Sales Representative 

Huntington WV

“I was born and raised in Huntington, WV (Westmoreland area).  I enjoy spending my life with my 2 wonderful children as well as family and friends. My hobbies include playing pool, going to concerts, traveling, fishing, cooking and local charity work.  I’ve had several different career paths such as being a railroader, steelworker, and counseling troubled youth in our area. I have a degree in Electronics Technology from Mountwest Community & Technical College with a background in Transportation and Logistics.

Sears Monument Company has allowed me to bring all those different work ethics together in order to bring my customers a sense of compassion, hard work ethic and integrity in order to give you complete satisfaction from the start of the process, to when it is complete.”

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