Our Team

Adj McColl

Outreach & Field Crew

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

Alexander Eby

Receiving Crew

If good hair was an indication of good customer service, Alexander would be our case study.

Ally Nkwocha

Receiving Crew

If you find a chill in the warehouse, it’s definitely not Ally’s.  She’s never lost hers, not even once.

Anne Kohl

Lighting Specialist

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

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


After a career slinging records, he’s now shattering them back in receiving.

Corey Bova

Field Crew

We hired him for his good looks, but it turns out he is a pretty decent worker as well.

Dave Lacey

Store Manager

Our friendliest giant. Holds the Second Use Fall Fest record for preparing 600 hot dogs in 4 hours.

David Stone

Store Manager

Looks like a mythical beast but we swear he’s real, and ready to help you find the perfect item.

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

Yard Crew

If you hear someone singing down a cabinet aisle, it’s probably Emma. She also loves to adorn the desks with her artwork!

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

Field 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

Front Crew

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

Jessie Fossmo

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.

Joansy Eberhart

Yard & Field Crew

Some people collect stamps. Joansy collects dead things.

Jonathon Eaton

Receiving Manager

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

Jorge Martinez

Receiving Crew

Full time student and receiving crew member with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Kristan Green

Front Crew

Our resident expert organizer, Kristan loves to keep things looking fresh around here.  She also really enjoys gluten-free baked goods.

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.

Maxx Brown

Acquisitions Manager

View his perfect physique in real life by dropping off your reusable materials.

Michael Armstrong


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

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

Nils loves vintage power tools, surfing, and taking mirror selfies back in receiving.

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.

Taj Schade


A longtime Second Use Veteran with a few tricks and lots of snacks up her sleeve.

Ted Siebert

Co-Owner and Tech Wizard

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

Thomas Williamson

Yard Crew

Just like the train, Thomas is the engine that could.  This guy doesn’t stop!

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

Yard Crew

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

Wil Bailey

Receiving Crew

Wil is a veteran receiver who comes back to work with us in the summers between school at UW.  We love it when Wil is here!

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