Tibora Girczyc-Blum


Tibora is a creative strategist specializing in the intersection of sustainability and art, nonprofits and business and education & communication with Tuesday Tumbleweed. She is passionate about the resourcefulness and creativity inspired by the creative reuse of materials, particularly within the education programs of SCRAP Creative Reuse. She has been involved with SCRAP in a variety of roles and is proud to serve as Board Chair. 




After retiring from her career in Corporate Finance, Karen finally has enough time to devote to her crafting.  Her primary hobby is collecting craft supplies (thanks to SCRAP!), which she uses to make cards, packaging, favors, and party decorations.  Karen was raised in Anchorage, Alaska but has loved living in Oregon since 1981.  When not crafting, Karen enjoys reading, organizing, wine tasting, and traveling with her husband.




The eco-effectiveness is what drew Melissa to SCRAP. The passion for reuse with a creative twist that nudges our community towards a behavioral transition to sustainable practices in their day to day. Melissa loves art and nature. She is a long-time volunteer for Portland Metro’s Parks and Green Space and former arts board member and uses what personal time is left to make art with her daughter. She finds it deeply enriching to be part of the larger creative community that has an eco-focus. As an IT Project Manager by day, she will use her strategic planning, project execution, and technology background to help SCRAP on its journey of growth and community engagement.


Shifrah Nenner


Shifrah spent most of her software engineering career in the automotive industry working with teams dedicated to making cars cleaner and more efficient. A commitment to the environment was a huge part of her working life which continues in retirement by her volunteering at SCRAP. She enjoys finding creative ways to use the variety materials found at SCRAP and is in awe of the creative people she meets there. In addition to her time at SCRAP Shifrah enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, and traveling. A life-long Michigander, originally from the city of Detroit she moved to Ann Arbor to attend university and has lived there ever since.


Tai Calandriello


Tai is a strategy and operations executive, with over 20 years of experience in a diversity of industries and companies, including Oregon Lottery and Nike. She started her career in marketing and design, and has combined design and systems thinking skills with concepts like Lean and Agile to build operational engines to scale and optimize organizations, improve customer experiences and grow revenue. She has also worked as an internal and external consultant to boards, startups, and established for profit and nonprofit companies to develop and deliver strategic plans driving competitive advantage through research and insights. She has a graduate business degree in management from Harvard University, and is a practicing artist and designer with a studio filled with SCRAP treasures. She currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the Oregon Lottery.


Rachel Kassman


Rachel is a dedicated grants professional with 10+ years of experience working with nonprofits. She is an avid crafter and cook and working on developing a green thumb. SCRAP's emphasis on re-use and joyful creativity brought her in as a volunteer and now as a Board Member. She is looking forward to supporting SCRAP in all its efforts, particularly in helping build a stable financial foundation for the organization.


Kim Chiarchiaro


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 on their own, 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.


Nerrisa Sardi


Nerissa is a Portland-based marketing executive and strategic business advisor with 20 years’ experience for global tech companies, and for consumer brands in music, learning, and healthcare. Originally from the Austin, Texas and the Bay Area, Nerissa has served as arts chair, and voluntary advisory board member for non-profits in the music, arts, and senior-care space. She brings a passion for visual design, inclusivity, and the use of design thinking to foster pursuit of creativity and curiosity through art and music. 


Jessica Cichowlas


Originating from the southeast area of Michigan, Jessica has worked for various nonprofits building a sense of community and empowerment to work towards social impact. In her free time, she enjoys all things outside and in the natural world, discovering (and experimenting with) new recipes, working in gardens, and being with her partner and animals. Being involved at SCRAP allows her to combine her passion for sustainability and creativity to advocate for the importance of repurposing materials and minimizing waste. 

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