They jumped the dimensional divide to join our cause. Keeper of the third ritual, glows under blacklight.
Amanda’s heart melts for reuse, fuzzy creatures & all things handmade.
Makes just about anything she can get her hands on light up.
With a history in theater, software development, and more, Boet now uses his talents to advance the world of salvage!
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
Migrated from Michigan. Brings his midwestern sensibilities to every transaction. Keeps calm, cool, and collected so we can carry on.
Co-Owner + General Manager
We call her our general manager, but we mean the general glue that holds this whole thing together.
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.
Superhuman levels of strength and positive energy. Also, the creative force behind our iconic “grill” and “man eats house” tee shirts.
Cray Cray for replay, this guy wants your salvage on his truck. Always hungry to curate, recreate, repurpose, revamp & reload.
Yard + Field Crew
Resident class clown with a creative streak. Known to binge-watch Sanford and Sons.
Artist & junk enthusiast with a passion for re-porpoise.
Jack works tirelessly to ensure that this scrappy salvage crew stays upbeat and on task!
Jeremy likes long walks on the beach, red wine, and salvaged yard decorations.
Salvage boss by day, DJ by night. Keeps leeches as pets.
Yard + Field Crew
Some people collect stamps. Dash collects dead things.
Receiving + Yard Crew
This cheery metalhead and Seattle/Tacoma native came to rock the salvage world. Ask about his secret combo move!
Has worked at 2/3’s of Seattle’s finest salvage yards. Hands off, Earthwise.
Katie keeps the store (and her expansive hat collection) fresh and exciting at all times.
Director of Human Resources
Keeping Second Use’s human staff fully resourced for reuse.
11 year veteran of the salvage game. A lean, mean master of merchandise.
Most frequently found in Receiving. Member of the salvage lifestyle since 1975. Lover of composting.
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!
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.
Receiving Crew/Wood Specialist
This self proclaimed “Wood geek” loves building custom furniture, restoring vintage carpentry tools & dad jokes.
This stylish salvageer is a font of arcane knowledge and a self-described “glass nerd.”
Co-Owner + Vice President
Spent his formative years in theater. Now uses his powers to extract material with gusto and drama.
Paul is a type of futurist architecture characterized by space age themes and non-utilitarian design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.