About Us

Welcome to my about page. My name is Thad Nickoley and I am a woodworker based in Chloride, Arizona. My passion for woodworking began at a very young age and I have been working with wood ever since. Prior to my career in woodworking, I spent over 15 years in the death care industry as a Project Manager for the largest cemetery/mortuary in the United States.

My love for animals has also been a lifelong passion. It started when I was just 13 years old and worked at a pet store. During my 4 years at the store, I was responsible for the fish department and the “exotic” pets. Since then, I have worked at The Los Angeles Zoo, The Pasadena Humane Center, and Cal Tech University, exploring different aspects of the animal world.

Eventually, my career path led me to the human death care industry, and from there, I started Simple Remembrances. Although I do construct human urns, my specialty lies in creating pet urns. I understand the pain of losing a pet as I have had many dogs myself, including my current pet Toby, a Queensland Healer who is one of the best dogs I have ever had.

I believe that pets deserve a classy, well-built urn made in America. As a one-man shop, I strive for perfection in every piece of woodworking I create. All of my urns are handmade by me and I pay close attention to every detail, whether I am creating a one-of-a-kind piece or building in bulk.

If you’re looking for a beautiful and personalized urn for your beloved pet or a loved one, I would be honored to create it for you. Thank you for visiting my page and feel free to check back for updates, as I will be adding more pictures soon.

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