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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AMY TURNER

Executive Director

  • Hometown: Bridgewater, Va  
  • Current Residence: Glen Allen, Va
  • Been at SCRAP since: April 2018  
  • SCRAP expertise: Out of the Box creating and organizing
  • Favorite store item: Oilcloth, Beads and anything vintage!
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Found item mosaics and working in resin
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Exploring the world and learning as many crafts as I can!

Pronouns: she, her, hers

amy.t@scrapcreativereuse.org

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CHLO ABBADESSA

Education Specialist

  • Hometown: Raleigh, NC
  • Current Residence: Richmond, VA
  • Been at SCRAP since: May 2022  
  • SCRAP expertise: Fiber
  • Favorite store item: Fabric
  • Favorite creative reuse project: Workshops
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Sewing

Pronouns: they, them

hellorichmond@scrapcreativereuse.org

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CHERYL DILLARD

Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: Reston, VA (otherwise known as NoVA).
    Early childhood as a Jersey Girl 
  • Current Residence: Richmond, Va
  • Been at SCRAP since: June 2021
    (volunteer for two years prior to employment)  
  • SCRAP expertise: helping customers realize their vision by finding unique/quirky materials for their unique/quirky projects.
  • Favorite store item: vintage magazines or hand-made papers/cards for collage, etc.
  • Favorite creative reuse project: anything that teaches others the limitations of our recycling programs, or inspires someone to consider the environment and our landfills!
  • What they’re up to off the clock: Today? An online creativity workshop, painting, yardwork, yoga, and dog-walking.

hellorichmond@scrapcreativereuse.org

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CARLY KADERLI

Reuse Specialist

  • Hometown: New Braunfels, TX 
  • Current Residence: Richmond, Va
  • Been at SCRAP since: August 2021
  • SCRAP expertise: needle arts, sewing, woodworking, jewelry
  • Favorite store item: stamps!!!!!
  • Favorite creative reuse project: 
    non traditional textiles (i.e. plastic bags as yarn)
  • What they’re up to off the clock: getting outside as much as possible

Pronouns: she, her, hers

hellorichmond@scrapcreativereuse.org

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JOY WESTKAEMPER

Reuse Specialist

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  • Been at SCRAP since: July 2021
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hellorichmond@scrapcreativereuse.org

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KIM CHIARCHIARO

Volunteer/Donations Pickup Specialist

Graduate of NYU, Kim has always made a point to surround herself with communities of creative and thoughtful people. With her two kids out of the house and in college, she has more time to craft, volunteer, and think about ways materials in our everyday life can be reused and recycled. When she isn’t behind the counter you will find her sewing with the fabrics she’s rummaged for at the store and traveling the globe. After furnishing a house with all reclaimed items and furniture she is looking for that next big (or small) project.

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