Our Staff


Dan Seaver, Executive Journalist

A former journalist and advertising copywriter, Dan is one of the founders of ManifestWorks.  He spent more than a decade as a volunteer in a Los Angeles youth incarceration facility, and is currently a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. He is married and has a daughter.

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Amy Amsterdam, Chief Operating Officer

Amy has worked in non-profit operations for over 20 years. Formerly with St. Joseph’s Center in Santa Monica and with the LA Free Clinic (now the Saban Family Clinic). She has also worked at the intersection of government and economic development. She is currently a Coro Fellow in their inaugural Lead LA program.

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Adam Kroeger, Program Coordinator/instructor

Adam was born and raised in Idaho and attended undergraduate school at Central Washington University and graduate school at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting. He commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps in 2014 and is currently serving as the Executive Officer of a tank company in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, their dog, and their cat.