Office Hours

The staff at the Waterford Foundation are happy to finally be back in the office!  Please stop by and say hello anytime during office hours, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm.  We’d love to see you!

Our staff has updated all of our policies and procedures to make sure the Old School is clean, sanitized and ready to welcome guests.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Stephanie Thompson
Stephanie ThompsonExecutive Director
Stephanie joined the staff of the Foundation as Interim Executive Director in 2018 after serving several years on the Board of Directors. While on the Board Stephanie served as chair of the Education Committee and later as President of the Board. Originally from Georgia, Stephanie moved to Waterford after completing degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has always had a love for local history and enjoys learning and sharing stories of Waterford’s past. Stephanie lives in Waterford in the William O. Russell House with her husband and three children. During quarantine she is staying busy managing school and work from home, taking daily walks in the village, getting lost in yard work, and learning to play soccer with the kids.
Tracy Kirkman
Tracy KirkmanFair Director
Tracy Kirkman joined the Foundation in 2016, the year after the Fair had been canceled due to a hurricane. Tracy brought over 20 years of membership management and event planning to the Foundation. She received her BS in Business Management with a minor in Hospitality Marketing from the University of Maryland. A Virginia resident since 2006, Tracy resides just outside the village, on a small farm and vineyard with her husband, son, and many, many animals. When not working, she can usually be found outside — tending sheep, working around the farm, hiking or enjoying the beautiful Loudoun County vistas at local wineries and breweries.
Liz Hohm
Liz HohmDevelopment Associate
Liz has been working part-time as the Development Associate for the Waterford Foundation since May of 2019. She moved from Falls Church to Waterford with her family in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the Western Loudoun lifestyle. Liz connected with the Foundation as an artisan homestay host for the Fair and as a Trail Run committee volunteer. Liz has a degree in Biology and Chemistry from Virginia Tech. She and her husband are both proud Hokies. Before staying home to raise 3 kids, Liz started in fundraising at the Jane Goodall Institute in Silver Spring, MD and then went on to work as a Real Estate Gift Officer in the Gift Planning Department at The Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. Liz is an active member of the Waterford Elementary PTO, enjoys tending to her flock of chickens, spending time outside and dreams of retiring in Utah where she can snow ski to her heart’s content. Liz is very appreciative of all the amazing volunteers, partners, donors and sponsors that support the Waterford Foundation!
Lisa Kovatch
Lisa KovatchEducation Associate
After completing her degree in Art History/Archaeology from the University of Maryland, Lisa worked in visual arts administration for regional non-profits. She got the pottery bug after taking a class, leaving the office world for a 3-yr pottery apprenticeship. In 2003, she struck out on her own, setting up a little studio next to her 1845 house in historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It’s nearly impossible for her to avoid unearthing potsherds while working in the garden, and she loves knowing that in the making of her wares, she continues an historical tradition. A long-time fan of the Waterford Fair, Lisa welcomed the opportunity to work behind the scenes as the Foundation’s Fair Assistant in 2018-19. Valuing creativity and resourcefulness, she appreciates the rewards experiential learning affords and is excited about her new role as the Education Associate. She looks forward to developing opportunities for folks of all ages to learn and share their made by hand skills both here and online. She spends her free time tackling house projects with her partner, Steve, relishing the outdoors on long walks, and volunteering as a WV Master Naturalist.
Cerrena Baird
Cerrena BairdEvents Coordinator
Cerrena joined the Waterford Foundation in August 2021. A lucky child to be born and raised in Loudoun, she had the pleasure to call it home for the first 27 years of her life. While she now resides in Harper’s Ferry with her husband and pets, she will always consider Loudoun home. Cerrena completed her Bachelor’s at Shepherd University in Business Management and Hospitality. Upon completion, she entered into the world of weddings in Northern Virginia at venues like Rust Manor House in Leesburg, and The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. She has most enjoyed contributing to the success of Loudoun venues and Northern Virginia weddings as a whole for almost 10 years. In her spare time, you can find Cerrena on her paddle board or kayak on the Potomac River, crafting, checking out a new brewery or winery, or camping – and of course all with at least one dog in tow.
Dana Bewley
Dana BewleyAdministrative Assistant
Dana joined the Waterford Foundation staff in June of 2021. After growing up her whole life in central Pennsylvania, she became a military spouse and moved all over the country for 15 years. Her family finally found a place to call their “forever home” when they moved to Waterford in July of 2020. Dana received her BS in Pharmaceutical Science with minors in Professional Sales and Chemistry from the University of Toledo. She has 4 children that constantly keep her on the go from soccer to hockey and various other activities. If she’s not at home or work, you can usually find Dana in an ice rink. In the very little free time that she has, Dana loves to visit local Loudoun breweries and enjoy sunsets from her back porch. Dana is excited to be part of the Waterford community and looks forward to helping preserve the history and beauty of her new hometown!