“If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.” -- M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled.

On October 1, the ReStore lost a great friend. Gordon Alan Eastman spent his whole life working with his hands.

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.


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