Who We Are

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Stephanie Stoller

Hometown: Salem, OR
Position: Portland Director
Been at SCRAP since: 2012
SCRAP expertise: Managing the daily ins and outs of Portland’s favorite creative reuse center
Favorite store item: Anything vintage! I love thinking about the stories behind the items
Favorite creative reuse project: Making cute flower pins to wear on my cardigans
What they’re up to off the clock: Mothering teenagers, finding new recipes to cook, crafting, shopping at thrift stores, reading every night.

STAFF

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Katie Ash

Hometown: Midlothian, VA
Position: Cashier
Been at SCRAP since: 2009 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Putting bins of stuff out into the store, color sorting, happily completing repetitive tasks and ringing people up
Favorite store items: Girl Scout patches, fancy pens, and origami paper
Favorite creative reuse project: Making zines
What they’re up to off the clock: Organizing the Portland Zine Symposium, gardening, biking, drawing journal comics, and working at a nonprofit to reduce hunger in NW Portland

Maxwell Benedetti

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Position: Retail Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2005 as a volunteer, 2012 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Pricing art supplies and unique items—and working the register
Favorite store item: Acrylic paint
Favorite creative reuse project: Collaging
What they’re up to off the clock: Watching films, cooking, petting cats, taking photos

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Stephanie Brachmann

Hometown: Camas, WA
Position: Educational Program Coordinator
Been at SCRAP since: 2010 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Using my high level of SCRAP-titude to help creative kids make their reuse fantasies come true with elbow grease, imagination, and hot glue
Favorite store item: Old fabric with crazy patterns
Favorite creative reuse project: Transforming a baggy old men’s sweater into a fabulous skirt
What they’re up to off the clock: Dancing in my living room, riding my bike, making fabric sculptures, drawing, making soup

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Sue Caster

Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Administrative Coordinator
Been at SCRAP since: 2013 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Organizing
Favorite store item: Fabrics, Asian papers, containers
Favorite creative reuse project: Covering boxes and containers with various fun papers and making bags out of various fun fabrics
What they’re up to off the clock: Walking my dogs, cooking and studying nutrition and doing yoga

Kesheena Doctor

Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Position: Retail Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2012 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Bagging all the little things
Favorite store item: Kitty paraphernalia
Favorite creative reuse project: ALL of them
What they’re up to off the clock: Studying, educating folks on queer/feminist theory, educating folks on the myriad ways Indigenous folks can represent themselves, reading books, dancing, being silly

Kat Meow Garcia

Hometown: New York City, NY
Position: Material Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2011 as a volunteer, 2012 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Morale booster, child wrangler, dance inspector, and being an awesome sign maker
Favorite store items: Customers and glitter
Favorite creative reuse project: Time machines
What they’re up to off the clock: Painting, collaging, singing, playing with cats, researching David Bowie, animation, changing paradigms

Nick Jacobs

Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Business Donation Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2012 as a volunteer, 2013 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Organization, positivity, enthusiasm, community outreach, levitation
Favorite store items: Containers, paper, and all the speciality goods!
Favorite creative reuse project: The store itself and the city as a whole
What they’re up to off the clock: Studying/practicing nutrition and natural medicine, jumping on trampolines, being a hobby homemaker (i.e. cooking, cleaning, decorating, gardening), snow sports, kicking it tough, mysticism

Lisa LeDoux

Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Education Program Manager
Been at SCRAP since: 2010 as a volunteer, 2011 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Creative reuse education
Favorite store items: Vintage containers and interior design samples
Favorite creative reuse project: Costumes!
What they’re up to off the clock: Crafting, hiking, admiring mushrooms, playing cards with her grandma

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Shelley Pearson

Hometown: Salem, OR
Position: Retail and Volunteer Coordinator
Been at SCRAP since: 2013 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Making collage packs, to-go kits and scrapbook packs
Favorite store items: Little bits—especially plastic animals
Favorite creative reuse project: Scrapbooking with reused supplies
What they’re up to off the clock: Cuddling with my cats, working on my YA novel and watching reality TV

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Kelly Powers

Hometown: Albany, OR
Position: Development and Communications Associate
Been at SCRAP since: 2014 as a volunteer, and later, an employee
SCRAP expertise: Finding interior design fabric samples 4 feet into the huge fabric bin
Favorite store items: Interior design fabric samples
Favorite creative reuse project: Making wreaths out of aaaalll the objects
What they’re up to off the clock: Painting and collaging. Learning to sew. Volunteering.  Hanging out with toddlers.

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Tara Swenson

Hometown:Olympia, WA
Position: Cashier
Been at SCRAP since: 2012 as a volunteer, 2014 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Organizing all the things
Favorite store items: Old wooden boxes, glass jars, leather scraps
Favorite creative reuse project: Using maps as wrapping paper and making mosaics out of broken tile/glass
What they’re up to off the clock: Hanging with baby Remy, hawking vintage wares, drawing pictures, crafting all the time and recording music when she can

Sarah Geo Walton

Hometown: Blink and You’ll Miss It, NV
Position: Retail Manager
Been at SCRAP since: 2012
SCRAP expertise: Sorting all the smallest things, rallying the troops, creative instigator
Favorite store items: Things that remind me of the desert, fancy yarn and surprise stationary
Favorite creative reuse project: Disposable dog waste bag holders out of cute reclaimed fabrics
What they’re up to off the clock: Getting lost outdoors, writing letters, organizing the Portland Zine Symposium, snuggling with a dog named Kilgore, wearing fringe, doing knee slides

Stephanie Weber

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Position: Warehouse Manager
Been at SCRAP since: 2006 as a volunteer, 2009 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Sorting fabric, quickly organizing a box full of really tiny bits, creating order out of chaos
Favorite store items: Fabric, vintage photos
Favorite creative reuse project: Her badminton birdie Halloween costume
What they’re up to off the clock:Embroidering, sewing, sculpting plants out of textiles, exploring the wonderful world of sci-fi

EXECUTIVE ADVISORS

Jon Agee

Sara Friedman

Owen William Fritts

Mark Fulop, Facilitation and Process, LLC

Karen Shimada

Sanne Stienstra

MaryEllen Etienne, Reuse Alliance