Staff Spotlight: Kat Moulton

Staff Spotlight: Kat Moulton

Each month, we highlight one of our dedicated ACR staff members so you can get to know the folks behind your favorite reuse center! This month, it’s our Operations and Administrative Coordinator, Kat Moulton. See her favorite picks at the center’s Creation Station, along with a tutorial for making reuse napkin rings to dress up your table this holiday season!



How did you find Austin Creative Reuse?

I don’t remember exactly how I heard about ACR. It could have been on Eventbrite, back when we were doing free Art of Reuse workshops, thanks to a grant from the city. I shopped at the center and attended events prior to working here.


What’s your favorite part about working at ACR?

I love our community! It feels good to be around people who share the same values – everyone is very environmentally conscious, and incredibly creative and talented. I’m constantly inspired by what our staff, volunteers, and other supporters are making. Also, we have the best volunteers! They take ownership of so many processes in the center, and it always amazes me how many hours of their time they contribute. We couldn’t exist without them.


Are you an artist, crafter, or maker? What mediums do you work with?

I would say none of the above, I consider myself an experimenter. I mainly do collage and embroidery, but I also like to try out various mediums by taking workshops and classes, or playing with supplies that come through the center. 


What do you do when you’re not working at ACR?

I like spending time at home with my partner and our two dogs, tending to my garden and many plants, doing puzzles, and playing board games. I also love being outdoors. Growing up, I spent every summer and winter in New Hampshire – hiking, playing in the woods, and learning about plants and animals. The woods and mountains are my happy place – it’s where I can relax and recharge.


What’s the craziest thing you found in donation mountain?

One time, when I was sorting a bag of leather scraps, I came across a face. It looked like it belonged to a skunk or similar type of animal. It still had all its fur, nose, and whiskers intact, plus two little slits where the eyes used to be. It was a little creepy, but I totally bought it.


Reuse Napkin Holder Tutorial


About Kat:

Kat’s love for art and conservation began at an early age when she spent summers crafting, exploring, and gardening at her grandma’s house – a log cabin in the woods! A former disaster relief professional, Kat left her career behind in order to have more time for creative endeavors. She enjoys experimenting with mediums she has never tried before, either on her own or by taking classes and workshops. Kat spends her free time dancing, caring for her many plants, snuggling with her two pups, and going on adventures with her partner.


2020, cotton thread on linen, 2020


I’m Not a Pussy, linoleum block print, 2017


Tune Out, magazine strips, 2018

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