We are a strong and dedicated team of creative reuse professionals who love diverting usable waste from the waste stream and making creative materials accessible to teachers, parents, kids, hobbyists, crafters, artisans, creative entrepreneurs and, well, everyone.

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CLAIRE TYRA

Director

Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI
Been at SCRAP since: Jan 2018
SCRAP expertise: Organization, Events, Marketing, Operations 
Favorite store item: Textiles, Yarn, Embroidery Floss
Favorite creative reuse project: Knitting & Cross stitch
What they’re up to off the clock: When I am off the clock I enjoy spending as much time with my family, friends, and dogs as I can. 

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KAMRON REYNOLDS

Education Manager

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Been at SCRAP Box since:  February 2018
SCRAP Expertise: Store flow
Favorite store item: Paper
Favorite creative reuse project: Decorating mix CD’s
What they’re up to off the clock: Drawing and writing comic books. Creating and performing local independent hip-hop music. Hanging out with my wife.

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JUNIPER BEATY

Reuse Specialist

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Been at SCRAP Box since: January 2019
SCRAP Expertise: Making the store look pretty
Favorite store item: Containers, ribbon, and anything black or gold
Favorite creative reuse project: Making useful items out of less useful ones
You’ll find me hanging out with my kiddo, reorganizing my house even when it doesn’t need it, reading my book club books, and helping out with my other non-profit love: MuslimARC.

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SARAH CHEN

Reuse Specialist

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Been at SCRAP Box since: October 2018
Expertise: Problem-solving different ways to meet maker/art/project needs using different materials
Favorite store item: Stickers and ribbons
Favorite creative reuse project: Improv making animals out of quirky materials.
What they’re up to off the clock: Doing artsy things and teaching it to others.  Being outside.

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AMANDA FRENCH

Reuse Specialist 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Been at SCRAP since: January 2018
Expertise: Art and collage materials, making sense of things, thinking everything small should be made into fairy furniture
Favorite Store Items: Fabric, paper, stickers, anything that’s shiny
Favorite creative reuse project: Repurposing old books, fairy houses
What they’re up to off the clock: Binding books, beginner bullet-journaling, black-out-poetry producing, musing media, cuddling cats, catching caches, pondering puns

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