Nick Brown (left) was recently hired at Straub’s Funeral Home in Camas, which is owned by Chris Dierickx (right). Dierickx and Brown are both licensed funeral home directors. Since joining Straub’s in July, Brown has led an effort to add new technology to the funeral home’s services. “He is me 15 years ago,” Dierickx said. “I have been dragging my feet on some of this, and he is the one that was able to put it all together.” ( Heather Acheson )