The Alexandria Seaport Foundation has four full-time and three part-time staff members. Three of the full-time staff members are devoted to the development and implementation of ASF’s programs.

 Apprentices in Shop 1


Steve Mutty, Executive DirectorSteve joined ASF as Executive Director in December, 2015.  Mr. Mutty has a background in business and has practiced commercial real estate in Alexandria for over thirty years. He brings a strong background in non-profit experience, having spent most of his life volunteering for organizations with a focus on service to disadvantaged young people.  Mutty established the Virginia office of Best Buddies International and served as its Board Chair for ten years.  He has participated for over 25 years in the refurbishment of playgrounds and recreation centers in under served neighborhoods in DC.  Steve is a two-term member of the Alexandria Waterfront Commission.

Kathy Seifert, Vice President of Development  – Kathy serves as ASF’s Vice President of Development, leading all fundraising efforts including individual, corporate, foundation and grant donations, marketing and communications, community outreach and special events.  Kathy joined ASF in 2007 after working in various organizations in business development and event planning.  She has a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.A. from Georgetown University.

Evan Waksler, Director, Seaport Center  –  Evan joined ASF at the beginning of 2016 and serves as the point person for our daily operations, leading ASF’s Apprentice Program and managing the Seaport Center boat shop.   Evan comes from a background in commercial and residential carpentry.  Additionally, he acquired a strong foundation in experiential learning during his time at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C., where he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy.

James Gottfried, Apprentice Program Manager – Jimmy is a graduate of ASF’s Apprentice Program and facilitates apprentice recruitment and intake, works with apprentices in the shop assisting them with carpentry skills and curriculum requirements, and networks for graduate apprentice employment placement. 

Nicole Reidinger, Middle School Math Manager Nicole Reidinger graduated from St Mary’s College of Maryland in 2013 with a focus on philosophy and psychology. Nicole’s passion for designing and creating customized furniture and her belief in the personal transformations which occur through building make her a perfect fit for ASF’s project-based Middle School Math Program where she empowers students to grow academically and personally with each project.

Joyce Yorty, Development Assistant  (part-time)Joyce has volunteered for several years with ASF, supporting event planning and execution and providing administrative support.  She has spent many years in corporate accounting management for government contractors and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia.

Susan Wagner, Accountant  (part-time) — Susan has served as ASF’s accountant and bookkeeper for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has her own accounting practice.