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 239-417-5000 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.


Jeffrey K. Tarvin CFSP

Jeffrey K. Tarvin CFSP

Location Manager

HMC(AW) USN (Ret.)
Jeff was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved with his family to Naples, Florida in 1961. A 1976 graduate of Lely High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, where he trained as a Hospital Corpsman and Aerospace Medicine Technician. For the next 22 years, Jeff held a number of positions at various military and non-military locations worldwide: the American Embassy, London, England; Office of the Attending Physician to Congress, Washington, DC; the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (The Blue Angels); Naval Hospital, Guam; Naval Aerospace & Operational Medical Institute, Pensacola, Florida. Jeff retired from the Navy in September 1998, having attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Following his military career, he attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where as class president and clinical laboratory assistant, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree in 1999.

Following graduation, Jeff returned to Naples and affiliated with Hodges Funeral Chapel while completing Florida state licensure requirements. He received licensure as a Florida state funeral director and embalmer in March 2001. Recognizing growth potential, he moved to Milford, Ohio in April 2001 and received licensure as an Ohio state funeral director and embalmer in May 2002. Jeff returned home to Naples in September 2005 and affiliated with Fuller Funeral Home, where he is charged with the management responsibilities of the Pine Ridge Road location and the Fuller Cremation Center. He holds the professional designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) and is a certified crematory operator, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). Jeff and his wife, Debra, have five grown children between them and reside in Naples.

Tim G. Miller

Tim G. Miller

Managing Partner, East Naples Location

Tim moved to Naples in 1959 and is a graduate of Naples High School, class of 1972. He graduated from Miami-Dade Community College in 1975 and shortly thereafter became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Florida. Additionally, he is a certified crematory operator and holds an insurance license for pre-funded funeral planning.

Tim managed the daily operations of Hodges Funeral Chapel in Naples for over 20 years until the funeral home was sold to a publicly traded corporation. He then obtained an Ohio embalmer and funeral directors license prior to moving to Cleveland, Ohio, where he was employed as Vice-President and General Manager of Busch Family Funeral Chapels, a family owned group of funeral homes located in the greater Cleveland area.

In 1998, Tim returned to Naples and affiliated with Fuller Funeral Home, where he was charged with the management responsibilities of our East Naples location as well as personally serving families in our community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Naples Bay, NRI Foundation and is active in the East Naples Civic Association and many other civic organizations. Additionally, he has served his profession in various capacities with the Florida Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Service Foundation and is a Past President of the National Association of Approved Morticians. He is married to Kay and they have two children, Kristin and Scott, three grandchildren, and Kassidy, their King Charles Spaniel.

Kim Borselli

Managing Partner, Pine Ridge Location



Brian E. Laurent

Brian E. Laurent

Funeral Director

Brian began his career in funeral service in 1993. He is a graduate of the New England Institute in Boston and had worked in several well-established New England funeral homes. Brian moved to Marco Island and received his Florida Funeral Director/Embalmer's License and Human Crematory Operator certification. He began working at Hodges Funeral Chapel in Naples and joined Michael Fuller in establishing the Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge Road location in 1996.

Brian has been active in many community organizations in Boston and Naples, including Rotary International, Kiwanis, and Naples Young Professionals. He is on the Community Advisory Board with Avow Hospice and is a Third Degree Knights of Columbus and a member Cremation Association of North America and the National Funeral Directors Association. Brian currently lives in Naples and has two children, Brian Laurent, Jr. and Arianna Laurent. He is a member of the North Naples Kiwanis.

Roger De Franco

Roger De Franco

Funeral Director

Originally from Queens, New York, the son of Cuban parents of Italian decent, Roger moved as a child to Miami, Florida. After graduating high school, he relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he was heavily involved in business management. After 20 years, he decided to rejoin his widowed mother back in Miami in 2003. Since he always had a passion for funeral service, Roger went back to school and attended Miami-Dade College, where he graduated as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. After five years in the funeral industry, he feels blessed to have joined Fuller Funeral Home in 2014. Roger brings with him fluency in Spanish, an undeniable work ethic and compassion, as well as years of customer service. To Roger, helping families in their time of need is something that he was always meant to do. He relishes the opportunity to serve all the great people of Naples, especially the Spanish-speaking community of Collier County.

Debra J. Tarvin

Debra J. Tarvin

Administrative Assistant

Debra was born on the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and grew up in small towns in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Illinois. She moved from Chicago to Orlando, Florida in 1996 where she worked in the corporate accounting department for a day labor service. In 1999, Debra moved to Naples and affiliated with Hodges Funeral Chapel. It was there that she met her husband, Jeff.

In April 2001, Debra and Jeff moved to Milford, Ohio where they worked until returning to Naples and affiliating with Fuller Funeral Home in September 2005.

Debra has a daughter, Valarie, and a grandson, Austin, who live in Texas; two sons, Michael and Carmie who live in Naples; and two step-sons, Kevin and Greg.

Ann Porter

Ann Porter

Administrative Assistant

A Collier County resident since 1976, Ann comes to Fuller Funeral Home with a distinguished background of service to the community. After completing her Master's in Education degree at the University of Florida, she worked in Naples and Immokalee as a mental health clinician and educator for many years. An adjunct instructor at Edison Community College for 16 years and a certified instructor in the DUI Counterattack Program for 20 years, Ann has also served in various positions with the State of Florida and the 20th Judicial Circuit Court. Her work with Hospice led her to become interested in funeral service. She has been an administrative assistant to the funeral directors and a licensed pre-need counselor at our East Naples location since its opening in 1999.

Ann and her husband, Tom, own an 80-plus-year-old house in Goodland. Between them, they have four grown children and nine grandchildren.

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