As a volunteer run organization, the below incredible team (and many more) make all of the magic happen. If you would like to volunteer please click here.  

Jen Sault: Founder and Chief Cheerleader 

JenSThis plastic free pescatarian has her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy and over 14 years of experience working with charitable organisations. Jen is passionate about the environment as well as raising funds for children’s projects and is delighted to be the rallying force behind TFG. 

 

 

 

 


Sarah Clements: Retail Manager

Sarah ClementsSarah has been in Dubai for seven years, and has a background in environmental & community education. Since coming to Dubai, her career has focused on launching retail start-up’s and supporting operations. A challenged minimalist since joining TfG in October last year! She very much enjoys working with the volunteer team and that work benefitting such a valuable cause.  

 

Ying Zhi Pao: Digital Dynamo

Pao has been in Dubai for over 8 years and was extremely excited to see a thrift store open in Dubai with affordable choices. Pao is proud to say that she’s said no to fast fashion for over a year! Pao is still working hard to move to a zero waste lifestyle but encourages everyone to start somewhere. Pao has over 9 years of experience in marketing working for brands such as Emirates Airlines, Nestle and Dubai Tourism. At TFG, Pao is in charge of social media.

Michelle Haddrell:

My name is Michelle and I am one of the team leaders at TFG. My husband and I relocated to the UAE on Sept 2020 and I found out about TFG by chance after seeing their stalls at one of the flea markets in Dubai. I was delighted to hear that they were planning to open a store on the Palm and knew immediately that this was going to be something special that i wanted to be part of. I joined the team in October helping with the preparations for opening day and was delighted to be an established team member by the time TFG finally opened the store doors for the first time in November . It has been a great experience for me not only allowing me to meet many wonderful fellow thrifters but also to be helping such a good cause as Gulf for Good.

 

Lena Barwick: Numbers Ninja

Lena BarwickLena is an ACCA qualified accountant with more than 10 years of experience in Finance and Financial Audit. She worked for companies in Russia, UK and UAE. Lena is a mum to 3 beautiful boys. In her free time she specialises in baking and making paper guns. Lena is a great advocate of sustainability and her daily motto is “use less and re-use”! She is very excited to join the TFG team and help other people.

 

 

 

Mary Alison Irvine: The Magic Maker

 Mary-Alison

Mary-Alison Irvine, aka the “Magic Maker”, is a long time thrift enthusiast who is passionate about helping others and spreading happiness. Mary-Alison is a Canadian who has been working in student services in universities in Dubai since 2008. At TFG, she is helping out at many levels, be it sorting clothes, design, events, community or business engagement - she will help out wherever she can!



Laura Orlando: Photographer 

Laura has been a photographer for 5 years and vegan for 1! Laura fell in love with TFG and the work that they do to encourage others to live more sustainably and take care of the planet. Laura contributes to TFG by taking fantastic photographs!

 

 

Sarah Hodgson: Thrift News Operator

Sarah HodgsonSarah has been a Dubai resident for just over a year and has loved joining the TFG team and finding new ways to make her fashion habit more sustainable! Sarah manages the TFG blog, finds new partners to collaborate with, sorts donations and tackles ad hoc office administration for the team. 

Brian Seguin: Dubizzle King

BrianBrian Seguin, aka the Dubizzle King, for his online sales and relationship building skills, has always had a deep passion for helping others.  Brian is a Fraud Fighting Investigator (CFE) by trade, and helps TFG on many levels, be it collecting and/or sorting donated items, online sales, pop-ups, finding sponsors and partners for our various initiatives, selling items on Dubizzle and helping out whenever he can. An avid fisherman, Brian was involved in kids fishing initiatives in Montreal, Canada, where he was born and raised.


 

Dan Harrison: Van Man and Storage Strategist 

Dan is originally from the UK and has been volunteering with TFG since June 2020. Dan’s role in the organisation is van man, and storage strategist! Dan gets your preloved items where they need to go, and loves nothing more than meeting fellow TFG advocates in the process.

Gulfran Asif: Dedicated Driver

GulfranGulfran is originally from Pakistan and has been in Dubai for the past 22 years. Gulfran helps the TFG team out enormously by delivering orders around Dubai and keeping our customers happy with their TFG parcels!