Our Team

Abby Lofley

Receiving Crew

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

Adj McColl

Outreach & Field Crew

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

Ally Nkwocha

Receiving Manager

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.

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.

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 1100 hot dogs in 6 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

Front Crew/Outreach

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Niko McMahan

Front Crew

Niko is an aquarius who loves dogs and cool old things, which makes 2U pretty much the perfect place for them to be.

Nils Rye

Receiving Crew/Wood Specialist

Self described “Wood geek,” Nils is a former woodworking instructor who trained in Japan. He 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.

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.

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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