This incredible team (and many more) make all of the magic happen!
Jen Sault: Founder and Chief Cheerleader
This plastic free pescatarian has her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy and over 19 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 has been in Dubai for eight 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 2020! She very much enjoys working with the volunteer team and that work benefiting such a valuable cause.
Ying Zhi Pao: Digital Dynamo
Pao has been in Dubai for over 9 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 two years! Pao is still working hard to move to a zero waste lifestyle but encourages everyone to start somewhere. Pao has over 10 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.
Habiba Abdulrahman: Digital Content Creator
Habiba is passionate about sustainable fashion. She has a bachelors in business management and 4 years digital content writing and marketing experience through her sustainable lifestyle blog. A climate activist advocating against plastic and fast fashion with a great background in volunteering for various environmental and charity organisations in Kenya. She recently moved to Dubai and fell in love with Thrift For Good’s sustainable fashion and charity concept, hence the excitement to join the team. Habiba helps Thrift For Good in directing digital content ideas around sustainability, managing the online shop and coordinating partnerships and collaborations with sustainable brands.
Laura Orlando: Photographer
Laura has been a photographer for 6 years and vegan for 2! 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!
Michelle Haddrell: Team Leader
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 2020 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 2020. 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.
Darli Myint: Team Leader
My name is Darli and I'm from Myanmar (Burma) and I'm proud to be a part of the Thrift For Good team.
Darli has been in the UAE since 2013 and she has a strong retail background. She's not just a team leader, but also a professional team player and Game Changer who is loved by all. We are all eager to hear her advice and ideas. Her main emphasis is on making every moment special with customers and her volunteer team. After all, "Team work makes the Dream work". Darli has already delivered many great business KPI results and is always pushing herself overcoming any challenge.
Aina Medina: Team Leader
Hi, My name is Aina. I worked as a TV Segment Producer and Writer. Since I was 12, I've been participating in charities because I love filling my heart with joy. I am also a choirmaster and a youth leader in the Philippines.
Sama Mahagamage: Team Leader
My name is Sama Mahagamage and I'm from Sri Lanka. I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work I soon became the Team leader of Thrift for Good. I am an open-minded people person and I love to put people at ease in my presence. I love the concept of Thrift for Good and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of it!
Sameera Magar: Team Leader
I am Sameera and I am a huge fashion lover! I have been in the UAE for 5 years now and have joined Thrift for Good in early 2022. I joined not just for my love for fashion, but also because of the beautiful cause. Working in this organization is not just working in a normal retail basis, but also actually helping kids around the world! Being sustainable, saving our Mother nature is just another reason that I love this organization. I am a person who loves challenges and is always seeking for something new. More about me: I am a fun loving person, with a passion for learning different languages. I am so happy to be in this beautiful organization!
Joshua Oriabhure Ojiezele: Market Coordinator
Joshua Ojiezele is currently a Tour Guide at expo 2020 school operations. He is a young man from the western part of Africa, Nigeria. Joshua started volunteering with Thrift for Good in December 2020 when he first came into the UAE and was moved by how beautiful the organization’s vision is. Seeing the beautiful smiles on the faces of these kids really encouraged him to keep working with the amazing team of TFG. Joshua likes traveling, hiking, playing basketball and also most importantly, giving a listening ear to those who needs someone to talk to and confide in. My watch word is: In a world where you can be anything; Be Kind.
Lena Barwick: Numbers Ninja
Lena 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.
Azi: Stylist! @styledbyazi
Azi is the face behind our fashion! Like the looks on our Instagram feed, photoshoots, or fashion shows? Well, that is all the wonderful Azi! Also, as the incredibly kind and generous person he is, he is open to requests to style you / your wardrobe!
Victoria Meyes: Volunteer VM Ninja
A retail coach and consultant, Victoria is a British mum of two and has been living in Dubai since 2016.
She supports Thrift for Good to maximise sales through store layout and visual merchandising, and can regularly be spotted updating the window displays in both stores.
Having worked with many large and small retailers in the UAE and the UK, Thrift for Good’s sustainable and charitable values make it one of the most rewarding brands Victoria has worked with in her 20-year retail career.