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 Email
Arlo has a woodworking/construction background. Now, they take stuff apart in our receiving crew.
Adj McColl Email
Outreach & Field Crew
Some people call neck tattoos job killers, which makes sense because Adj is absolutely crushing hers.
Ally Nkwocha Email
If you find a chill in the warehouse, it’s definitely not Ally’s. She’s never lost hers, not even once.
Anne Kohl Email
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!
Brad Clagg Email
Spends most of his days scoping salvage in the Second Use Prius. Yell “Hey Brad!” next time you see it in traffic.
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 Email
Co-Owner & General Manager
We call her our general manager, but we mean the general glue that holds this whole thing together.
Used to work in demolition, now battles waste with the good guys.
Chris Avino Email
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.
We hired him for his good looks, but it turns out he is a pretty decent worker as well.
Dave Lacey Email
Our friendliest giant. Holds the Second Use Fall Fest record for preparing 1100 hot dogs in 6 hours.
Derek is a mixed-media sculptor. Come say hey!
Dirk Wassink Email
Co-Owner & President
Fearless leader with a past career in tribology.
Second Use Cashier. Real life Xena.
Emma Kates-Shaw Email
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 Email
Superhuman levels of strength and positive energy. Also, the creative force behind our iconic “grill” and “man eats house” tee shirts.
Aside from saving cabinet sets from the landfill, Grant also enjoys taking photos and tactical gear.
Yard & Field Crew
Resident class clown with a creative streak. Known to binge-watch Sanford and Sons.
Arguably the most cheerful, pleasant guy you’ll meet. Wore a suit to his interview. It’s still funny.
Real life wizard working their magic in our receiving crew.
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 Email
Yard & Field Crew
Some people collect stamps. Dash collects dead things.
Jonathon Eaton Email
Has worked at 2/3’s of Seattle’s finest salvage yards. Hands off, Earthwise.
Tacoma’s newest smiling face!
6-year Second Use veteran. Keeps the floor organized so you can find your item with agility and speed.
Mary Anne Carter Email
The voice of Second Use, but not necessarily reason.
Maxx Brown Email
View his perfect physique in real life by dropping off your reusable materials.
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!
When he’s not out collecting material for Second Use, you can find him on a boat.
Nils Rye Email
Receiving Crew/Wood Specialist
Self described “Wood geek,” Nils loves building custom furniture, restoring vintage carpentry tools, and Dad jokes.
Patrick Burningham Email
Co-Owner & Vice President
Spent his formative years in theater. Now uses his powers to extract material with gusto and drama.
Once a week, Ricky steps aside from his woodworking bench and graces us with his presence. And for that, we are grateful.
Sara Travis Email
When she’s not at work in our receiving department, Sara can be found glorifying garbage or fearlessly scaling mountains.
A longtime Second Use Veteran with a few tricks and lots of snacks up her sleeve.
Ted Siebert Email
Co-Owner and 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.
This Midwesterner is the only person in our warehouse who doesn’t get cold in the winter. They also build really cool things.