Brett Potts '95
Brett Potts is a 1995 USNA graduate and serves as our chapter’s Trustee on the Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees. He is a past Chapter President and has served in various roles on our Chapter Board of Directors since 2005. Upon graduating Navy, Brett served as a Surface Warfare Officer through three tours (two at sea). Brett is the founder of Coast Practical, which helps businesses achieve aggressive growth and ownership exits, and is a Principal at NewCap Partners, an investment bank specializing in buying, selling and raising capital for small-to-medium sized businesses. He is an avid surfer and skier, church volunteer, and loves spending time with his young family of 3 children and wife, Debbi. Brett’s sister, Lea Gabrielle, is Navy ’97, his father Navy ’69, and his sister-in-law, Navy ’93.
Tom Lavino '03
Tom is a former Surface Warfare Officer and works in outside sales for the packaging industry. His life revolves around the New York Giants and Mets. He lives in San Clemente with his wife, Stacy.
Andrew Vagley '08
VP of OPERATIONS
Andrew is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 2008 with a degree in Systems Engineering. He was commissioned an Artillery Officer in the US Marine Corps, serving five years and deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Andrew has been a member of the LA/OC Chapter since 2013, and has served actively on the Board since 2014. He is the founder / broker of a boutique residential real estate brokerage. In his spare time, Andrew volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, enjoys chasing bears around Northern California, and soaks up the SoCal lifestyle. He lives in Irvine.
Lauren Pizzi '03
VP of MEMBERSHIP
Lauren graduated in 2003 and was commissioned a Surface Warfare Officer. She currently works for Neutrogena and resides in Redondo Beach. She has been with the board since early 2015.
Anthony Florez '08
VP of ADMINISTRATION
Anthony is a Native American and will tell you that every chance he gets.
Michael Seaver '83
Amanda Kammier '01
Amanda graduated in 2001 and was commissioned a Naval Flight Officer. She served 3 years with Fleet Squadron VAQ-134 and then did a shore tour at the Pentagon while co-assigned as a Military Social Aide to the White House. She holds a MA in Adminstrative Leaderhsip from the University of Oklahoma and is currently a Program Manager at Raytheon.
Skip Stephenson '66
Skip graduated in 1966 and was commissioned an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps. He served as a Platoon Commander in Vietnam from '67-'68, and then at MCRD San Diego from '68-'70. He obtained his MBA from Stanford in '72 and his JD from Western State College of Law in '80. Skip currently works at South Coast Plaza. He is married with two kids and two grandchildren, and is a happy guy!
Donald Urquidez '78
Don is a Navy Junior ROTC instructor at Hawthorne High School and lives in Glendale. He has served on the Board of Directors for 8 years.
Greg Ramsay '81
Greg graduated in 1981 and went on to obtain his MBA from the University of California in 1984 and his JD from Whitter College of Law in 2006. He is the proud owner of an ice cream shop and is happily married with three kids and one grandchild.