Our Team

Alden

Front Team

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

 

Amanda

Outreach Coordinator

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

Anne

Lighting Specialist

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

Boet

Tech Wizard

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

Brad

Lead Estimator

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

Brian

Field + Yard Crew

Migrated from Michigan. Brings his midwestern sensibilities to every transaction. Keeps calm, cool, and collected so we can carry on.

Calyn

Co-Owner + General Manager

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

Dave

Yard Crew

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

Dirk

Co-Owner + President

Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.

Flynn

Store Manager

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

Graham

Receiving Crew

Cray Cray for replay, this guy wants your salvage on his truck. Always hungry to curate, recreate, repurpose, revamp & reload.

Greg

Yard + Field Crew

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

Ian

Store Manager

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

Jack

Yard Dog

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

Jeremy

Yard Crew

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

Jessie

Store Manager

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

Dash

Yard + Field Crew

Some people collect stamps. Dash collects dead things.

Jon

Receiving + Yard Crew

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

Jonathon

Receiving Manager

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

Katie

Front Team

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

L. Patch

Director of Human Resources

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

Manuel

Yard Crew

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

Michael

Co-Owner

Most frequently found in Receiving. Member of the salvage lifestyle since 1975. Lover of composting.

Nic

Yard Crew

Nic is a man of many achievements, but most significant to Second Use is his role as the first-ever employee hired at our Tacoma store. Just like that, a legend is born!

Nicole

Receiving Crew

This isn’t Nicole’s first sustainable building material rodeo. Before she joined our team, she worked at Green Depot and is our resident expert on materials new and old.

Nils

Receiving Crew/Wood Specialist

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

Olivia

Front Team

This stylish salvageer is a font of arcane knowledge and a self-described “glass nerd.”

Patrick

Co-Owner + Vice President

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

Paul

Yard Crew

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

Rachel

Receiving + Yard Crew

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

Richard

Receiving Crew

An assemblage artist by night, a Richard works with our Receiving Crew to assemble the buffet of found objects and salvaged items that makes our inventory pop.

Sara

Receiving Crew

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

Ted

Co-Owner + Tech Wizard

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

Tim

Yard Manager

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

Vik

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.

Zoë

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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