Mr. Kalisto Zenda Nanen (he/ze/they)
Funeral Director/Embalmer Intern, Communications & Development Coordinator, Resident Death Guide
Kalisto Zenda Nanen a native to Chicago, Illinois by way of Memphis, Tennessee, and Missoula, Montana has lived in Seattle, Washington for the past 6 years and loves the people and community here. He is a student at Lake Washington Institute of Technology with a passion for providing customized services for all.
Kalisto entered the funeral service last year after several years of working in Non-Profits and Student Involvement. He has always been interested and invested in the preservation and care of human stories, both during life and in celebrating stories after death.
With a background in cemetery preservation, legacy work, and Interfaith traditions, and an interest in preserving Black History and Adaptive Funeral Practices, Kalisto works to assist each family in making their arrangements according to their needs and wishes.
Kalisto was working in Community Engagement when he reached out to MB Daniel about furthering his education & career with them. “I am honored to have the chance to serve my community with a team that shares the values of dignity, respect, and utmost care for the deceased.”