Who We Are

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Kelley Carmichael Casey, PsyD

Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Executive Director, SCRAP USA
Been at SCRAP since: 2005 as a volunteer, 2008 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Sharing the SCRAP mission across the country
Favorite store item: Textiles of all kinds
Favorite creative reuse project: Knitting underwater marine life (check out SCRAP’s Coral Reef Project)
What they’re up to off the clock: Reading, knitting, making cards for friends, watching classic screwball comedies, meeting up with friends for happy hour and going to her husband’s jazz gigs

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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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

Teri Carder

Hometown: Fresno, CA
Position: Education Program Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2012 as a volunteer, 2013 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Finding creative reuse projects for our students
Favorite store item: All the amazing goodies in the vintage packs
Favorite creative reuse project: Creating collage and assemblage art
What they’re up to off the clock: Exploring the beautiful city of Portland, making little weirdo art, spending time with family and friends, music, old movies

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Endever Corbin, Retail Specialist/Housekeeper

Bio coming soon

Dryden Driggers

Hometown: Dalton, GA
Position: Volunteer Coordinator/Retail Specialist
Been at SCRAP since: 2010 as a volunteer, 2011 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Ordering around volunteers, purging sections, wearing weird hats, masks and headbands.
Favorite store item: Yarn, containers, and interior design samples
Favorite creative reuse project: The foam hammer of Thor she made for her nephew
What they’re up to off the clock: Bowling, collecting rocks and dirt, furniture projects, making pom-poms, jewelry and hats, writing letters

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 item: 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 item: 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 item: 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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Galadriel Mozee

Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Position: Administrative Coordinator
Been at SCRAP since: 2013
SCRAP expertise: Administration, finances, and watering the plants
Favorite store item: Reused picture frames and embroidery thread
Favorite creative reuse project: Mobiles
What they’re up to off the clock: Painting, writing, making jam and pickles

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 item: 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 item: 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

Alex Zielinski

Hometown: Arcata, CA
Position: Materials Specialist/Communications Coordinator
Been at SCRAP since: 2012 as a volunteer, 2013 as an employee
SCRAP expertise: Finding wonky items in the donation pile, taking your donations and making vintage packs
Favorite store item: Vintage photos! Especially ones with fancy old grandmas
Favorite creative reuse project: Gluing plastic animals to jar tops and making mail art
What they’re up to off the clock: Reporting on social issues for Street Roots, biking along the river as far as I can, exploring the out-of-doors, eating burritos, embroidering pop icons while watching Netflix horror movies

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Debbie Caselton

Debbie Caselton, Chair

Debbie works in Community Relations for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. She also serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Diverse and Empowered Employees of Portland (DEEP). In her spare time, Debbie enjoys crafting with reused items, especially found objects, collage, books, and cards.

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Ken Edwards, At Large

Ken Edwards is the Board Chair of the Starseed Foundation. Ken and his lovely wife, Annie, are long-time community supporters. The Starseed Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting and fostering art opportunities for children, as well as supporting art, dance, music and environmental education in Portland and nationally. Ken brings board and community engagement experience to SCRAP. Ken and Annie enjoy traveling the world and coming home to the tall trees and the vibrant art culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Betsy Goodman

Betsy Goodman, Vice Chair

Elizabeth (Betsy) Goodman is a paralegal in litigation at Tonkon Torp LLP. She moved to Portland from suburban Minneapolis many years ago to attend Reed, where in her junior year her art professor almost convinced her to change her major from psychology to studio art. Extra terms and tuition aside, interest did not correlate with promise, and so she remained outside the arts world until she became a SCRAP volunteer in early 2006 and joined the SCRAP board in early 2007. Betsy is a founding member and former chair of the Tonkon Torp Sustainability Committee, a member of the Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future Office Practices Committee, and a one-time Master Recycler and Eco-team Coach. Her interests include hiking, snowshoeing, cooking, reading and sustainable farming.

Rayne MacGeorge

Rayne MacGeorge, Secretary

Rayne works as a Project Manager for his company Oakleaf Consulting. He also volunteers with Friendly House in NW Portland along with managing the Cesar Chavez community garden in SE Portland. In his spare time he gardens (yes, he is an addict), knits, and loves to explore Portland.

Kate Stock

Kate Stock, Treasurer

Kate is an Oregon licensed Certified Public Accountant with nine years of progressive experience in accounting and finance, primarily in the public company sector. Kate balances her left brain career with a diversity of creative outlets and enjoys using found and recycled objects to create art that is both accessible and inspiring. Kate has a deep fondness for math and science, which often manifests through kitchen science experiments with her kids. Kate has been a SCRAP customer ever since she moved to Portland and is thrilled to be a part of the SCRAP community.

EXECUTIVE ADVISORS

Jon Agee

Sara Friedman

Owen William Fritts

Mark Fulop, Facilitation and Process, LLC

Karen Shimada

Sanne Stienstra

MaryEllen Etienne, Reuse Alliance