About BillionGraves


Our Goal

Our goal is to preserve precious records found in cemeteries throughout the world. We use modern technology to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations so users worldwide can access those records anywhere. BillionGraves strives to do just that: preserve at least one billion graves. And we won't stop there!

We CAN achieve this goal. If only 100,000 of our users were to upload 10,000 images (about 850 pictures a month for one year) we would easily reach that goal. With just a couple trips to your local cemetery each month, YOU can easily make these records available to those people searching for their relatives.

Join our worldwide effort and see just how rewarding (and even addicting!) BillionGraves is.


Meet the BillionGraves Team

Hudson Gunn: Chief Executive Officer

Hudson served as the President of BillionGraves since 2012 before serving as the CEO in May 2017. Prior to joining BillionGraves, Hudson founded other technology companies such as Code_IT Barcodes, My Legacy Memorial, and Wildtrax Outdoors. Since 2012, he has been an Entrepreneur in Residence, adjunct professor and consultant to small technology businesses throughout Utah. In 2011, He was awarded the Utah Valley Student Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Small Business. Hudson holds a Bachelors from Utah Valley University in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Commercialization.

Hudson says: "Preserving the world's cemeteries and making them readily available to promote collaborative genealogical work is a fascinating and rewarding challenge!"

Brian Moncur: Chief Technology Officer

Brian has been working on BillionGraves for three years now and has been a huge asset to BillionGraves from the start. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and has an extensive background in software design and development. He was the CTO for Fonix (a speech recognition company) as well as for AppTime, the original developer of BillionGraves. In his spare time he loves mountain biking, rock climbing/canyoneering and talking technology with his three sons who all had a hand in the creation of BillionGraves.

Brian says: "If headstones could talk I'm sure that they would have a lot of stories to tell. Since they can't, BillionGraves is the next best thing. Those stories are quickly fading away so we need to capture them ASAP!"

Tom Hester: Director of Support and Customer Relations

Tom has been with BillionGraves since its beginnings at AppTime and is an avid BillionGraves-er. His Bachelor’s degree is in Political science with a minor in Computer Science and he is pursuing a MBA in Technology Management. Tom is a Certified Public Speaker and Technical Writer and manages the technical support for BillionGraves. Originally from California, Tom loves physical exercise, the beach, and surfing.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom at support.

Tom says: "Watching BillionGraves develop and grow has been such a wonderful experience. The countless hours put into the development of BillionGraves has made me not only love it but develop a deep loyalty to it."

Casey Moncur: Senior Mobile/Web Developer

Casey was one of the original developers of the BillionGraves project, and is joining up with us again after taking time to finish up his Computer Science degree at Brigham Young University. He is excited to bring fresh ideas to the table and supercharge the BillionGraves movement with simple, beautiful design. His free time is usually spent with family, in the mountains, or reading.

Casey says: "It is so much fun to be able to work on something that has real, lasting meaning behind it."

Melyssa Stratton-Webb: National Director of Record Acquisition

Melyssa Stratton-Webb has been working as a volunteer with Billiongraves for a few years. She learned about BillionGraves while restoring abandoned cemeteries in Northern Virginia and saw it as a great addition to her preservation work. Melyssa is an avid Genealogist and when she is not crawling through brambles and woods looking for lost cemeteries, she can be found in small town historic societies doing research. Melyssa graduated from George Mason University and has a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. In her spare time she loves to travel with her husband Ken.

Melyssa says: "I saw BillionGraves as a great way to expand the restoration of these forgotten cemeteries. Not only can we physically restore the sites, but we now can preserve the location and records of each headstone with BillionGraves. What a wonderful way to give back to our ancestors."