Our Team


Yard Crew

Aarde grew up in the antique business and is well-known around Tacoma for salvaging copper from the Old City Hall Clock Tower into beautiful jewelry!

Arlo Hayes

Receiving Crew

Arlo has a woodworking/construction background. Now, they take stuff apart in our receiving crew.

Adj McColl

Salvage Services Manager

Some people call neck tattoos job killers, which makes sense because Adj is absolutely crushing hers.

Anne Kohl

Lighting Specialist

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

Boet Waldbjorn

Yard Crew

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

Brad Clagg

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 Roberson

Cashier & Yard Crew

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

Calyn Hostetler

Co-Owner & General Manager

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

Cane Miranda

Yard Crew

Used to work in demolition, now battles waste with the good guys.

Chris Avino

Store Manager

After a career slinging records, he’s now shattering them by helping us increase the amount of waste we keep out of the landfill as our Tacoma Store Manager.

Dave Lacey

Store Manager

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

Derek Ghormley

Receiving Crew

Derek is a mixed-media sculptor. Come say hey!

Dirk Wassink

Co-Owner & President

Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.

Elliott O’Sheehan


Second Use Cashier.  Real life Xena.

Emma Kates-Shaw


Emma gives tattoos. She also loves Second Use as much as the two kittens she got from a customer here.

Ethan Yeo

Yard crew

Ethan is almost as friendly and sweet as these lilies that popped up outside of our store, but he’s much better at lifting heavy things.

Flynn Bickley

Yard Crew

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

Grant Simpson

Yard Crew

Aside from saving cabinet sets from the landfill, Grant also enjoys taking photos and tactical gear.

Greg Balducci

Yard & Field Crew

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

Ian Davis

Store Manager

Arguably the most cheerful, pleasant guy you’ll meet. Wore a suit to his interview. It’s still funny.

Jay Zamoyski

Receiving Crew

Real life wizard working their magic in our receiving crew.

Jeremy Howell

Store Crew

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

Jessie Lynn

Front Team

Jessie loves old things, dead things, and dogs. You can catch her working her magic at the front desks and keeping the cashier room beautifully merchandised.

Dash Eberhart

Yard & Field Crew

Some people collect stamps. Dash collects dead things.

Jonathon Eaton

Receiving Manager

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

Lenny Henderson

Tacoma’s newest smiling face!

Manuel Mendoza

Yard Crew

6-year Second Use veteran. Keeps the floor organized so you can find your item with agility and speed.

Mary Anne Carter

Outreach Coordinator

The voice of Second Use, but not necessarily reason.

Michael Armstrong


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

Nic Butera

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!

Nick Andrewes

Field Crew

When he’s not out collecting material for Second Use, you can find him on a boat.

Nils Rye

Receiving Crew/Wood Specialist

Self described “Wood geek,” Nils loves building custom furniture, restoring vintage carpentry tools, and Dad jokes.

Patrick Burningham

Co-Owner & Vice President

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

Ricky Munoz

Yard Crew

Once a week, Ricky steps aside from his woodworking bench and graces us with his presence. And for that, we are grateful.

Sara Travis

Receiving Lead

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

Ted Siebert

Co-Owner and Tech Wizard

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

Tim Anderson

Yard Manager

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

Vik DeMarco

Field Lead

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

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