Hannah Braley

Hannah Braley

Services Assistant

Hannah (they/she) assists the Services Team in providing at-need death care and client services at Recompose and facilitating soil pick up/delivery. They are passionate about accessibility within the death care community, and are committed to expanding our understanding of a “good death”, as well as fostering universal access to the funeral care that comes next.

Hannah hails from San Antonio, Texas – the place that brought out their love for pollinators, big open skies and chilaquiles. Most importantly, Texas brought out their love for death in all its forms and for the people who taught them the beauty and radical healing of compassionate, contemplative death care. Hannah is fiercely passionate about Texas and, as a new Seattleite, is excited to find little pieces of Texas in their new home.

Before relocating to Washington, Hannah worked in a variety of death care roles – spanning hospice, grief & bereavement services, and green funerals. Throughout those experiences, Hannah realized that their passion lies in the connection between these alternative death care practices and the rituals that breathe life back into them. Hannah is committed to building those connections over time so that they can create holistic death experiences that feed both the body and the planet while actively dismantling the oppressive American death industry.

Hannah is an enthusiast of the color orange, swimming in large bodies of water, and consuming copious amounts of cartoons. They have a BA in Religious Studies with a focus in Death and Dying from Trinity University, and are a proud member of the inaugural class of Dr. Martha Jo Atkins’s Dying School. You can find them on their quest for the best breakfast tacos in town, at queer community events with their partner, or fighting to decolonize death care for the liberation of, well…everyone, because we will all die someday.