She speaks softly and carries a big stick - No, I mean, she carries a big crowbar. But just how did Salvage Service supervisor Michelle Elmquist turn into such a powerhouse deconstructionist? Let's take it back to her college days.

It was bound to happen. With one, two, then threeReStores -- and a fourth on the horizon -- it was easy to see that help was needed.

We often hear someone referred to as a Renaissance man – someone who has an expansive and impressive skill set. On the other hand, you never hear reference to a Renaissance woman, but indeed, that’s what we have here in Mary Lou Ritter.

It's difficult to miss Kevin Pate. He's the gentle giant who greets you on the donation dock of the Portland ReStore. Kevin is kind of quiet, but he is decisive and in control of all he surveys. As warehouse supervisor nothing much gets past him without thorough, fast scrutiny.



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