Meet Our Staff


Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 703-998-9200 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


D. Scott Sanderford, MBIE

D. Scott Sanderford, MBIE

Managing Partner & Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Scott became the Managing Partner of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2014. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Scott brings over 38 years of experience in the death care profession. He holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina, is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and the Cremation Association of North America. He attended North Carolina State University and Campbell University prior to receiving his degree in Mortuary Science. Scott is an active supporter of the Alexandria Police Foundation, Senior Services of Alexandria, Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and several animal rescue organizations.

Email: scott.sanderford@carriageservices.com


Jennifer Charlton

Jennifer Charlton

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer


Email: jennifer.charlton@carriageservices.com


Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson

Licensed Funeral Director

Anthony, a second-generation Funeral Director after his father, has worked in the death care profession for over 8 years. He holds licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia and is a graduate Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He operates out of the belief that families in our care should be served whole-heartedly and with compassion.  Outside of work, he finds enjoyment in spending time with his own family,  church, and watching sports.      

Email: anthony.wilson@carriageservices.com


Amber Rich

Amber Rich

Licensed Embalmer

Amber joined the staff in March of 2017 as a licensed embalmer. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to the area with her husband in 2013 to pursue their careers. She graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science, as well as a Mortuary Science degree. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Eta, National Mortuary Science Honors Fraternity and was also awarded the Richard G.Reichle Sr. Restorative Art Award. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, music, and art.


Email: amber.rich@carriageservices.com


Linda Everly Smith

Linda Everly Smith

Office Manager

Linda is a third generation Everly and has been serving the needs of our families in the Northern Virginia community since 1997. A native of Alexandria, Linda graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary School and is a longtime resident of Springfield, Virginia. She, along with her husband and children, attend a local Christian church. Drawing on her background in Cosmetology and Banking, Linda does everything from hair and make-up for those in our care, to Accounts Receivable/Payable.

At the office, she has a reputation for firmly ensuring that all staff members are held accountable to their responsibilities. Simultaneously, she is a pillar of support and an excellent resource for our team.

Email: linda.smith@carriageservices.com


Justin Walt

Justin Walt

Certified Crematory Operator

Justin joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2013 and serves as the manager of the Everly-Wheatley Cremation Center and is the OSHA / FTC Compliance Officer. He is a Certified Crematory Operator. A native of Prince George's County, Maryland, Justin graduated from University of Maryland University College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He enjoys camping and traveling.

Email: justin.walt@carriageservices.com


Judy Brinegar

Judy Brinegar

Funeral Assistant - Front Desk

Judy began at Everly-Wheatley as a part-time Funeral Assistant in 2014 and just recently took on a full-time position with responsibilities including management of the front desk and all its associated tasks. Originally from Illinois, Judy moved to Virginia in the early 80s and raised her family here. She has two children and two grand-dogs that she loves spending time with. She is always willing to assist where needed, learning all aspects of the funeral industry and support the staff as a whole to ensure streamlined operations so that our families are served to the best of our abilities.

Email: judy.brinegar@carriageservices.com


Linda Ellmore

Linda Ellmore

Funeral Assistant - Death Certificates

Linda, a native to Alexandria, graduated from Groveton High School. She has been married for almost 50 years and enjoys actively participating in the lives of her two children and four grandchildren. They are avid sports fans, attending both local high school and professional baseball games. Linda joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in 2003 and is mostly responsible for coordinating and completing Death Certificates, maintaining important in-house documents, embellishing facility rooms with memorial flower arrangements, memorabilia and refreshments for Visitations, and assisting on Funeral Services. She is a vital part of our operation, and we are so grateful to have her.

Email: linda.ellmore@carriageservices.com


Janet Barnett

Janet Barnett

Funeral Assistant

Raised in Alexandria, Janet retired from the City's Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities as the Deputy Director in 2007 and served as the Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria from 2007 to 2013. She joined the staff of Everly-Wheatley as a part-time Funeral Assistant in 2014. Janet volunteers in a number of local organizations and is most proud of her daughter Susan, a teacher, and son Louis, a lawyer. Her eclectic style, professionalism and expansive social network greatly lend themselves to keeping us connected with the community in which we serve.

Email: janet.barnett@carriageservices.com


Elizabeth  Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Funeral Assistant

Elizabeth Calhoun Lee joined us in September 2015. She has lived in Virginia for almost 20 years, after growing up as a proud Army Brat. Liz majored in English at the University of South Carolina, and got her Master's in Counseling at Denver Seminary in 1996. She and Jong Won Lee had a Korean wedding ceremony in Chicago on September 9, 2001 and flew into Reagan Airport early on the morning of September 11, shortly before the first plane hit the World Trade Center. In 2010, she was thrilled to finally have her long-awaited first baby, John Elijah. In February 2015, Liz and Jong encountered Danielle Everly DiMarino, who helped arrange the funeral of their infant daughter. Shortly after her loss, Liz began to consider a position as a Funeral Assistant. Liz works part-time at Everly-Wheatley so she can spend time with her favorite little Blessed Sacrament kindergartener, John Elijah Lee. She considers it an honor to serve other families in the midst of bereavement.

Email: elizabeth.lee@carriageservices.com


Clarke Slaymaker

Clarke Slaymaker

Funeral Assistant

Clarke joined the staff of Everly Wheatley Funeral Home as a Funeral Assistant and Certified Crematory Operator. A native to Alexandria, Clarke, recently retired from Fairfax County Fire & Rescue after 30 years of service. Married for almost 30 years, Clarke enjoys spending time with his family from Virginia to North Carolina.



Brian Boisse

Funeral Service Intern

Brian joined Everly-Wheatley in 2018 as a Funeral Service Intern, working to become a second generation funeral director after his father. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, he relocated to the area with his family in 2016. He is a CANA Certified Crematory Operator. Brian is a 2008 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and in his spare time enjoys movies, video games and singing an occasional showtune. 

Email: brian.boisse@carriageservices.com


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