Life and Times of Todd Van Beck

Life and Times of Todd Van Beck


Latest Episodes

Back To Boston, The New England Institute & Carol Wogrin – 24
February 08, 2022

In this episode, after resigning from the Loewen Group, the opportunity came up for Todd to go back to Boston. Todd explains the story behind the New England Institute at Mount Ida College and fondly recalls his friendship with Carol Wogrin.

The Loewen Lawsuit & The Real Cause of the Collapse of the Loewen Group – 23
February 07, 2022

In this episode, Todd recalls the events leading up to the Loewen lawsuit, the lawsuit itself, and the aftermath. Plus Todd shares what he feels was the real cause of the collapse of the Loewen Group.

Loewen Personalities: Loewen, Hogenkamp, Amato, Rollings and Welshons – 22
January 31, 2022

In this episode, as Todd continues to fulfil his experiences at the Loewen Group, he offers some insight into some of the personalities that he interacted without for almost a decade: Ray L. Loewen, Tim Hogenkamp, George Amato, Greg Rollings and John Wels

Becoming An International Educator – 21
January 28, 2022

In this episode, Todd recollects on the creation of the Funeral Home Management College in the ICCFA University (formerly the ACA - American Cemetery Association), his presentations nationally and throughout Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Europe

International Travel, Canada from Coast to Coast, & Harry C. B. Rath – 20
January 25, 2022

In this episode, Todd details his introduction to Canadian funeral directors from coast to coast and in particular his special bond and friendship with Harry Rath.

1992 – Starting with the Loewen Group – 19
January 25, 2022

In this episode, Todd recalls his initial involvement with the Loewen Group as it grew its footprint in the US. This association gave Todd the opportunity to meet funeral directors across the country and the opportunity to share his knowledge throughout t

Back to Cincinnati with Trust 100 – 18
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd reflects on his time with Trust 100 and the marketing lessons that he learned. As the tide turned for Trust 100, being in Cincinnati, he was in the perfect location to be approached by the ever-expanding Loewen Group.

From Cincinnati to Upstate New York and Back – 17
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd explains his decision to leave Cincinnati and move to upstate New York, and Hudson Valley Community College. From there he shares another failed ownership opportunity with Simmons Institute of Funeral Service in Syracuse and why he e

How the Cincinnati Students Helped Me – 16
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd tells how the Cincinnati students assisted with babysitting while Todd attended Seminary in the evenings - and the mutual benefits for both Todd and the students.

Being a Single Parent and a New Educator in Cincinnati – 15
January 02, 2022

In this episode, Todd shares his trials of being a single parent and being a new classroom educator. He also explains why he chose Seminary to earn his Masters and why the title "Reverend" doesn't appear in front of his name.