Our Team


Front Team

They jumped the dimensional divide to join our cause. Keeper of the third ritual, glows under blacklight.



Outreach Coordinator

Amanda’s heart melts for reuse, fuzzy creatures & all things handmade.


Lighting Specialist

Makes just about anything she can get her hands on light up.


Lighting Specialist

With a background in fabrication and a love for how lighting transforms a room, she is a natural fit for the Second Use Light Shop!


Front Team

Belle loves old buildings, and therefore she loves being surrounded by the materials that come out of them!


Tech Wizard

With a history in theater, software development, and more, Boet now uses his talents to advance the world of salvage!


Lead Estimator

Spends most of his days scoping salvage in the Second Use Prius. Yell “Hey Brad!” next time you see it in traffic.


Field + Yard Crew

A true connoisseur of all things old and rusty. His ears perk up at the word “patina”. It sounds like the 1940s everywhere he goes.


Co-Owner + General Manager

We call her our general manager, but we mean the general glue that holds this whole thing together.

Second Use Employee Dani's headshot photo


Field + Receiving Team

Handy on a synthesizer or a job site, we might just hear a sawzall sampled on her next track.


Yard Crew

A tinkerer at heart with a passion for reuse. Be sure to use the secret password to access the materials he secretly hoards in dark corners.

Second Use Employee Dash takes a break on the edge of the bed of a truck on a job site.


Field Crew

Some people collect stamps. Dash collects dead things.


Yard Crew

Our friendliest giant. Holds the Second Use Fall Fest record for preparing 1100 hot dogs in 6 hours.


Co-Owner + President

Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.


Field + Yard Crew

Emily loved growing up in Tacoma so much, she came back to it from living in Hawaii. She is happy to be back to working with building materials after a stint working with the youths.


Store Manager

Superhuman levels of strength and positive energy. Also, the creative force behind our iconic “grill” and “man eats house” tee shirts.

Second Use employee Grants headshot.


Yard + Receiving

Grant brought his passion for repurposing all the way from Colorado to Seattle’s best salvage yard.


Field + Yard Crew

Day walking salvage vampire with a thirst for reuse.


Yard + Field Crew

Resident class clown with a creative streak. Known to binge-watch Sanford and Sons.



Hannah is a sophisticated salvageer.

Second Use Employee Ians headshot.


Store Manager

Artist & junk enthusiast with a passion for re-porpoise.


Yard Dog

Jack works tirelessly to ensure that this scrappy salvage crew stays upbeat and on task!


Field + Yard Crew

Jeremy likes long walks on the beach, red wine, and salvaged yard decorations.


Store Manager

Salvage boss by day, DJ by night. Keeps leeches as pets.


Field + Yard Crew

This cheery metalhead and Seattle/Tacoma native came to rock the salvage world. Ask about his secret combo move!


Receiving Manager

Has worked at 2/3’s of Seattle’s finest salvage yards. Hands off, Earthwise.


Front Team

Katie keeps the store (and her expansive hat collection) fresh and exciting at all times.


Front + Receiving Teams

This former farmer originally from our neighbor state of Idaho has a passion for building materials and vintage things, so we didn’t have to sell her on this gig at all!

L. Patch

Director of Human Resources

Keeping Second Use’s human staff fully resourced for reuse.


Yard Crew

Eternal veteran of the salvage game. A lean, mean master of merchandise.


Field Crew

Matt’s salvaged materials expertise allows him to be the one and only part time salvage crew team member we have.


Front Team

Nan, aka Hannah, split her formative years between Oklahoma and the great PNW. She loves seeing the variety of stuff that flows through our doors…the weirder the better!


Receiving Lead

This isn’t Nicole’s first sustainable building material rodeo. She is our resident expert on materials new and old.


Receiving + Wood Specialist

This self proclaimed “wood geek” loves building custom furniture, restoring vintage carpentry tools & dad jokes.


Front Team

With a background in industrial design, being surrounded by interesting materials keeps his creative spark alive and well.


Co-Owner + Vice President

Spent his formative years in theater. Now uses his powers to extract material with gusto and drama.


Yard Crew

Paul is a type of futurist architecture characterized by space age themes and non-utilitarian design.


Receiving Team

Paulina likes to make percussion instruments out of a hodge podge of materials. We look forward to impromptu percussion solos flowing from our receiving department.


Store Manager

Has dabbled in conservation work and deconstruction. She has a big love for the Tacoma sustainability community. Always on the look out for customers with cute pups.


Yard Crew

An assemblage artist by night, Richard works to merchandise the buffet of found objects and salvaged items that makes our inventory pop.


Receiving Crew

When she’s not at work in our receiving department, Sara can be found glorifying garbage or fearlessly scaling mountains.


Co-Owner + Tech Wizard

The nocturnal force that keeps our database running and your online browsing potential maximized.


Free Range

Has kept Second Use employees hustling for nearly two decades. Do not step between this man and his work ethic.


Salvage Services Manager

This Midwesterner is the only person in our warehouse who doesn’t get cold in the winter. They also build really cool things.


Store Manager

With a degree in math and a job history of marine engineering and grave digging, Zoë can accomplish just about anything except coming up with a bio on the spot.

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