Following a lifetime dream, Glenn established Gardenside Funeral Service, Inc. in May of 1999. He dedicated Gardenside to serving people of all faiths, walks of life, financial status and lifestyle, without question or prejudice. Believing funeral service to be a very special ministry, he began his career in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was born. He came to Southern California to attend Cypress Community College's Department of Mortuary Science in the fall of 1983. During the time he spent in school, he tutored several classmates and was instrumental in helping them graduate. At their graduation ceremony, he was awarded the Bauffman award, given to those who did the most to help their fellow students. He was also awarded the Mu Sigma Alpha, a fraternity of scholars in mortuary science, presented only to those who achieved a 4.0 throughout the course of study. Following graduation in the summer of 1985, Glenn worked at a couple mortuaries from 1985 to 1999, when he established Gardenside Funeral Service.
In December 2003, he changed the name, along with the motto and logo to reflect his belief that a good funeral director is like a lighthouse.
"A caring funeral director is like a lighthouse that provides gentle guidance through a storm. With care and compassion, I believe that we are able to serve those who come to us for guidance through their storm and help carry them through to a place of comfort and rest."