Our Team

Alden   they/them

Store Lead

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


Amanda   she/her

Outreach Coordinator

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

Anne   she/her

Lighting Specialist

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

Aubrie   she/her

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!

Audrey   she/they

Store Lead

While they may not stand over 5′ tall, their big personality and heart make them a big star with coworkers and customers alike.

Belle    she/they

Front Team

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

Bob    he/him

Yard Crew

Bob’s favorite materials that come through our doors are the ones covered in rust and dirt.

Boet   he/him

Tech Wizard

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

Calyn   she/her

Co-Owner + General Manager

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

Darrell    he/him

Front + Receiving Teams

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.

Dash   he/they

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.

Dirk   he/him

Co-Owner + President

Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.

Emily   she/her

Field + Store Lead

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.

Flynn   they/them

Receiving Manager

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

Gene   they/he

Yard Crew

Gene is a Second Use customer turned Employee. They have a background in making cool stuff and teaching others new skills to do the same.

Second Use employee Grants headshot.

Grant L.   he/him

Yard Crew

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

Second Use Employee Ians headshot.

Ian   he/him

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!

Jakob   he/they

Field + Yard Crew

Pierce county tiny-homesteader that is adding blacksmithing to his list of capabilities. Goal list includes being a good grandparent and being abducted by aliens.

Jeremy   he/him

Field + Yard Crew

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

Jessie   they/she

Store Manager

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

Jon E.   he/him

Receiving Manager

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

Jon L.   he/him

Front Team

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

Jonathan   he/him

Field + Yard Crew

Jonathan finds salvage to be a type of meditation, and therefore brings a sense of calm to all the job sites he’s on.

Judy   she/her

Field + Receiving Teams

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

Katie   she/her

Yard Crew

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

Kenny   she/her

Store Lead + 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

Supply Coordinator

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

Matt   he/him

Field Crew

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

Mo   they/them

Receiving + Yard

One of our many Midwestern transplants that loves to collect discarded treasures. Keeps their bird feeders full & fresh to enjoy the city’s feathered wildlife!

Nils   he/him

Co-Owner + Wood Specialist

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

Patrick   he/him

Co-Owner + Vice President

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

Paul   he/they

Store Lead

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

Paulina   she/her

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.

Rachel   she/her

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.

Richard   he/him

Yard Crew

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

Sara   she/her

Receiving Crew

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

Ted   he/him

Co-Owner + Tech Wizard

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

Tim   he/him

Free Range

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

Vik   they/them

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.

Added to favorites

Please login or register for an account to save favorite items.