Meet Our Director

Executive Director

Mr. Verfaillie joined Stepping Stones Learning Center as Executive Director in April, 2019.


Mr. Verfaillie is a retired United States Coast Guard Captain.  He and his family fell in love with Valdez when he was Captain of the Port from 2008 - 2011.  In 2013, he was able to retire from the military and return to Valdez as the Director of Parks and Recreation, where he spent five years serving the community and providing a wide variety of activities and opportunities.


Mr. Verfaillie earned his Masters degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University.