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Meet the Team


Security & Inspections
Millie is now approximately 5 years old.  Once she kept the backyard secure and inspected everything upon arrival. She is originally from the waters of Church Point.  Rain took her from her family and brought her to us.  She enjoys making every corner of the yard a hunting ground and bed.  She enjoys acting like she is starving and sitting on the laps of people who hate cats.  



Moral Support & Looking Sad
Sebastian is about 14-16 years old. He often acts like a puppy, though it is clear he is losing his senses. He likes to look as though he is being held captive by hanging out with us in the yard. He came from the foothills of Smokey Mountains in North Carolina.  After being returned twice to the shelters, he ended up as my roommate years ago. Because of his wonderful amber tones, our Sebastian Amber Blend aka Swamp Blend is his
name's sake. He enjoys pity, begging for food, and the occasional IPA.


PR, HR, Marketing and Social Media
Tina has been moving about the country and has made her way to Louisiana several times over the years, then landed in Lafayette to join forces with Ms. Vincent to make Glass crushing and Recycling come to life. She enjoys forging metal, birdwatching and driving in large geographical circles when she is not doing glass things.  In the beginning of Backyard, she crushed, scraped and picked up the glass.  Now that Backyard has grown out of thee 'ole Yard, she struggles with her new duties, like making this website.

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Organizing & Computer Things
Dawn is from the Acadiana region and is anti-tomato in gumbo.  She has lived in several areas of Louisiana and returned to Lafayette to corral the previously mentioned suspects and secure the functionality of Backyard Sapphire.  She does all the things that go unseen and need concentration or an attention span. She likes to travel, spend time with her children and their children. She loves napping and drinking wine with easy-to-peel labels.

Scraper, Thinker
My right hand man and best friend Stephen was a scraping maniac.  We wouldn't have grown out of the yard without him and always finished our shift with a(nother) Coors Banquet and a shot of Tequila.


OG's and Newbies

When Monica scraped, those bottles were cleaner than when they came off the line.  We had a lot of fun those first 2 years out back.

Now we have Ronnie on pick-ups, Amy doing paper and computer things and Danielle crushing the glass.   

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