About Us

Faithful Friends was started in 2001. We are staffed by dedicated and compassionate animal lovers. We all have numerous pets and understand how very difficult it is to lose someone so very near and dear to you. We treat every pet as if it were our own pet.

Tim McKinnish, President and Owner

Tim earned his Bachelors degree from NC State in Animal Science. He opened Faithful Friends in 2001 after 4 1/2 years of previous service running another pet cremation service. Tim does not consider this as much a job as he does a calling. He feels that he is there to help people in their time of need.

Michelle Bertola, Operations Manager

Michelle also earned her Bachelors degree in Biology from NC State. She came to Faithful Friends in 2002 as a part time employee. Later, she moved to full time position. Since then, she has learned all aspects of the business and facilitates many of the day to day applications of conducting business which led her to becoming Faithful Friends Operations Manager. Michelle has a big heart, a compassionate ear, and a strong understanding of the care that every pet needs and deserves.