Learn about who makes this all possible! Robin Karr The lady who started it all. Mrs. Robin has lived in Tarpon Springs for over two decades, and her family has been the south for many more. According to her, the idea for the Salvage Bank arose out of sheer interest. She loved custom furniture and she loved finding the hidden treasures of communities. Why not do something with it? Within two years she opened up shop and has perfected her craft ever since. Her infectious personality has been around for her entire life, and it’s that same personality that you can feel with every item in the store. Yazmin Harris Yazmin is a true local from the beautiful Tarpon Springs. If we ever open up a café, she’ll be the manager from the get-go. Yazmin loves trying out new cuisines and even said that she once drove to Orlando to try out a place. It helps that she loves going on road trips, with Georgia being her favorite destination yet. Yazmin is vegan and says she is very passionate about animals. Especially her French Bulldog puppy Winona. Her favorite item in the Salvage Bank is the table built from the Biltmore Hotel wood. Jeremy Balthis Originally from California, Jeremy has spent his time all across the nation. He earned his toughness in the U.S. Navy for four years before heading to Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant. Jeremy worked there for 17 years and eventually landed in Florida. He arrived at the Salvage Bank two years ago and became our head carpenter—meaning none of the tables and woodwork you see on our site could be done without him. When he’s not working, he’s either scuba diving from his tugboat or driving his converted school bus. He wants me to mention that he is married to a lovely wife. His favorite item in the store is a church door from France. Vicki Roche Vicki moved to Tarpon Springs about three and a half years ago after working as a police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Undercover, on the street, she did it all. So what prompted her to leave the land of the lumberjacks? Easy. She wanted the nice weather! According to her, “48 winters was enough” and she made the Gulf of Mexico her home. When not finding the treasures of Tampa Bay, she loves doing Pilates, dog walking, golfing, and boating (she’s basically a local). Vicki and her husband recently restored a vintage camper trailer, and they are excited to start travelling soon. Her favorite items in the Salvage Bank are the Monkey pod tables.