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.


Kati Texas


Hometown: Houston, TX   
Current Residence: Humboldt County, CA  
Been at SCRAP since: 2020  
SCRAP expertise: Creative Reuse
Favorite store item: The Unexpected
Favorite creative reuse project: Making useful things also beautiful
What they’re up to off the clock: Family, fiber arts, human powered all terrain sculpture racing 

Kati Texas is a multi media artist whose works range from large scale murals and interactive installations to fine art sculptural landscapes and digital illustration.  In Humboldt's Kinetic Grand Championship kinetic sculpture race, she is known as Rutabaga Queen Lotta Paintbuckets. Each summer she directs North Star Quest Camp, an empowering summer camp for middle school girls.



Van Donohue

Reuse Specialist

Hometown: Aliso Viejo, CA  
Current Residence: Eureka  
Been at SCRAP since: 2019  
SCRAP expertise: Creating fun and colorful displays  
Favorite store item: I love looking through old photos and thinking of all the forgotten stories behind them.   
Favorite creative reuse project: Dismantling old jewelry to create new, unique things to wear. 
What they’re up to off the clock: Working in the garden or in my art studio!


Zena Bardelas

Community Outreach Specialist

Hometown: Born in California, raised all over Oregon and Idaho.   
Current Residence: Eureka, CA  
Been at SCRAP since: 2018  
SCRAP expertise: Dreaming up and executing fun projects that involve creative reuse. Networking with, and learning from our great community.   
Favorite store item: Textiles and paper. Anything rusty, worn or weathered. Amateur art projects, finished or not.   
Favorite creative reuse project: Using discarded objects for multi-media art projects.  
What they’re up to off the clock: Sewing, crafting, drawing, painting, graphic design, hiking, sitting still, cooking, Kinetic Sculpture racing, and spending time with family.

Scrap Squad

Jenna Catsos - Captain  
Mir de Silva  
 Jourdan O’Hanen  
Donna Luckey  
Malou Bledsoe  
Jourdan Farmer  
Corin Balkovek  

J.V. Squad

Maureen Hart  
Alex Stillman  
Jessy English-Johnson  
Jill Moore  
Patti Johnson  
Ronnie Chausse  
Suzie Fortner  
Tibora Girczyc-Blum  
Alicia Hamann

In Memoriam: Athena Rose & Therin Brooks


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You feel the creative, environmental, and educational love from SCRAP. You return the love by adding to our resources so we can share with others. It becomes a circle of love that keeps giving – to you, to us, and to the entire community.