Our Team

Arlo Hayes

Receiving Crew

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

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.

Dirk Wassink

Co-Owner & President

Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.

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.

Graham Leon

Salvage Services Manager

Cray Cray for replay, this guy wants your salvage on his truck.  Excited to support a team of expert salvagers, he’ll strip-out, pick-up, curate, recreate, repurpose, revamp, reload, whatever the job calls for, he’s McGeyver with beard.  

Grant Simpson

Yard Crew

Day walking salvage vampire with a thirst for reuse.

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


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.

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.

Nicole Schell

Receiving Crew

This isn’t Nicole’s first sustainable building material rodeo. Before she joined our Receiving Team, she worked at Green Depot and is our resident expert on materials new and old.

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.

Richard Springer

Receiving Crew

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.

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.

Zoe Parsons


With a degree in math and a job history of marine engineering and grave digging, Zoe can accomplish just about anything except coming up with a bio on the spot.

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