Seattle Staff

Kurt

Kurt

The Big Boss

The Worktrauskas aka the man behind why we all work so hard

Aaron

Aaron

Director of Salvage Operations

Our fearless leader braves the Tacoma to Seattle commute daily to help salvage, merchandise, and keep us on track.

Lacy

Lacy

Sales, Marketing, and Outreach

Ugly furniture and Lacy go hand in hand because outside of Earthwise she enjoys reupholstering and saving them.

Alison

Alison

Office Manager Extraordinaire

Alison claims she only works here because we allow dogs to come to work.

Nate

Nate

Seattle Store Manage

When Nate isn’t working on home improvement projects, he enjoys welding cute little octopuses from salvaged materials that live on the store counter

Diana

Diana

The Lighting Lady

Diana has been lighting the dark spaces of your homes and our hearts for 11 years!

Jonathan

Jonathan

Seattle Retail

Jonathan’s love of retail merchandising has given the Seattle store a fun makeover filled with crazy vignettes and funky displays.

Paul

Paul

Acquisitions Manager

Threw his corporate desk job out the window in favor of getting down and dirty in the world of salvage.  He can be found in the shop or salvaging an old house.

Kyarsten

Kyarsten

Salvage Crew Lead

Don’t be surprised if you see cute little woodland creatures following her around the yard, Kyarsten knows every word to every Disney song (and sings them while working)

Scott

Scott

Seattle Salvage

Scott grew up in Rochester NY, went to school in Florida where he survived 2 hurricanes, and ended up in Seattle.

Tacoma Staff

Dave

Dave

Tacoma Store Manager

Proof customers make the best employees.  Dave actually applied to both SecondUse and Earthwise at the same time- sorry SecondUse, we called him back first 😛

Coral

Coral

Tacoma Assistant Manager

Our resident dead thing lover, Coral is always looking for her next specimen…or a shelf/jar to put it in.

Amanda

Amanda

Tacoma Retail

Don’t let that sweet mid-western accent and love of a good joke fool you, Amanda is the resident sass master of Tacoma and will keep you on your toes.

Phil

Phil

Tacoma Retail

Phil could possibly the most interesting person…the man was attacked by a mountain lion for pete sakes!

Aberdeen Staff

Cat

Cat

Aberdeen Store Manager

Rumor has it that Cat can do an Irish step dance, we might have found our entertainment for the next staff BBQ 😉

Mal

Mal

Aberdeen Assistant Store Manager

When he’s not working at Earthwise Mal is making the world a better place with volunteer work at the local animal shelter, doing trail maintenance, and peace corp.

Meadow

Meadow

Aberdeen Retail

Meadow loves lifting heavy objects and rearranging the store. She also all things geeky and antiquey (she can school the best of us on salvage knowledge).  She is also “slightly” obsessed with antique sewing machines.

Toby

Toby

Aberdeen Retail

Direct quote “Hi my name is Toby.  I collect roadkill.”

Dog Crew

Bindi

Bindi

Dog Crew

Bindi will be your personal shopper and gently carries cabinet hardware and plumbing parts to customers around the store…even if you don’t want it.

Clyde

Clyde

Dog Crew

Don’t let his cold demeanor fool you! This pup LOVES to get loved on, he just makes you work for it.

Archie

Archie

Dog Crew

Like a true little brother, Archie is Clyde’s mini me and will follow Clyde around for hours happily trying to play.

Ukiah

Ukiah

Dog Crew

Ukiah works hard along side her dad as they process, put away materials, and help customers.

Cliff

Cliff

Dog Crew

Cliff is one of the friendliest faces you will find in the Tacoma store and even though he is not the traditional black and white pup of Earthwise he has won a spot in our hearts anyway

Courage

Courage

Dog Crew

Courage the slightly cowardly dog can be found wearing his night make-up and sleeping in the weirdest of places