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Meet the Staff

Teaching Assistant. Practical MENTOR & COLLEGE FOUNDER

Francisco Ventura

BSc.(Hons), MBIE, MEAE.

With a formative Latin American background in the biological sciences, Francisco brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm to the college here at La Calavera and in particular his specialist interest in the science and art of mortuary cosmetics.

With eight years experience of the UK funeral profession ‘Frank’ has developed and honed his mortuary skills, now practices as a qualified embalmer and provides an essential teaching support role for the students of the college.

View Francisco's Credentials
  • Graduate of La Calavera College
  • Provides Bi-lingual support for Spanish speakers
  • Specialist practitioner in the science and art of mortuary cosmetics
  • Qualified embalmer and experienced in mortuary logistics
View Francisco's Qualifications
  • Qualified embalmer and member of the British Institute of Embalmers since 2016
  • Member of the European Association of Embalmers 2017
  • Bachelors degree in Biological Science 2002
  • Specialist interest and CPD certificates in field of Mortuary Cosmetics
  • Participant in developmental series of public and professional anatomy workshops in association with University of Edinburgh.