Caitlin Doughty


What if we re-designed the funeral industry for an eco-friendly end of life? 


Atypical mortician Caitlin Doughty is the founder of The Order of the Good Death - a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. With a proclivity for the macabre from an early age, Caitlin began her career in the funeral industry as a crematory operator. Currently a licensed funeral director and eco-friendly mortician in Los Angeles, Caitlin owns Undertaking LA, a nonprofit funeral home that empowers families to care for their dead. Caitlin’s first book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory is a New York Times bestseller, and her next book From Here to Eternity will be released this fall. Her video web-series “Ask a Mortician” has been featured on NPR, BBC, Forbes, and more.


Making Death Easier on Families, The Pocketbook -- And the Earth
Chu J. Fast Company. 2016.

How Caitlin Doughty is Rethinking Death
Doughty C. KCETLink Media Group. 2016.

Breaking new ground in the mortuary business
Luxton J. YES! Magazine. 2016.

Our Bodies, Ourselves
Mead R. The New Yorker. 2015.
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