Thank You, Erika!
We want to take a moment to thank Erika Johnson for her many years of passionate work at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. We wish her all the best with future endeavours. Erika joined the organization in 2009 and became Executive Director in 2012. She helped the organization grow from a two-person operation in an attic to a thriving and essential destination for Pittsburgh's artists, educators, and families. With her help, Creative Reuse has diverted nearly a quarter of a million pounds of materials from landfills, supported hundreds of artists and teachers, served as a model and adviser for start-up creative reuse centers in other cities, and inspired thousands of kids to re-imagine waste as a resource for creativity and a key to conservation.
We welcome Ashley Andrews, former Shop Manager and Gallery Curator, into the role of Acting Executive Director. Ashley has been with the organization since 2010 and is excited to serve Creative Reuse in a new capacity.