Poul's professional career covers both funeral service and law. He attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1996. While working in the death care industry, he went on to attend Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, graduating in 2003.
Poul has worked in the funeral profession for over 25 years and holds a funeral director's license and embalmer's license in both Ohio and West Virginia. His death care experience includes managing both small and large funeral homes; and working with both independent and corporately owned funeral homes. He remains active in local, state, and national funeral and cemetery associations.
As an attorney, Poul is admitted to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky. While his law practice began in the area of civil defense work, he quickly began a focus in death care beginning as Corporate Counsel for Alderwoods where he advised on various funeral home, cemetery, crematory issues, including regulatory, licensing and litigation.
Poul now operates and is principal of Lemasters Consulting, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, a consulting business entirely for the death care profession. He works with funeral home owners/funeral directors/embalmers; cemeteries/cemeterains; and cremationists/crematory owners. He assists in areas of legal, compliance, regulatory, litigation, and operational issues. Poul also serves in various roles with national groups such as: Legal Counsel for NCBVA (National Concrete Burial Vault Association); Legal Advisor to CCC (Catholic Cemetery Conference); and General Counsel to ICCFA (International Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association).