We are ANEW

We are ANEW. Founded in 2005, we started the movement and are doing what’s right with what’s left®. We empower companies to reject the status quo of liquidation to landfill, instead offering sustainable surplus stewardship solutions.We strongly support diversity, social equity and gender equity. We are proud to be a woman-founded, woman-lead non-profit organization that advises and provides education for businesses on the topic of sustainable alternative practices.


"Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead


Rose Tourje


Rose Tourje began ANEW after a successful career in commercial interior design. She combined her extensive experience as a leading manager and strategist with a passion for design excellence at such firms as EPR, Sussman Prejza, ISD, IA, AECOM, and Warner Bros. As her leadership role advanced, Rose found her specific niche in procurement, taking practical cost-effective & sustainable measures by sourcing locally and regionally whenever possible. This caused her to look more closely at industry practices as a whole, noting that the surplus furniture and equipment liquidation process was wasteful and overlooked. After 30 years of a corporate interior design career, she decided to leave and start ANEW. In addition to helming ANEW, Rose educates and advises students, companies, and the industry of the built environment about the positive outcomes and lasting benefits of Surplus Stewardship®. She leads by doing, starting with the end in mind.

Michael Lark
Senior Project Manager

Michael Lark is an architect, who moved to the client side to work in both development and construction management. During his professional career, he has contributed his expertise to a broad variety of projects and leading internal teams and those within client organizations. Completed projects have included office, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, warehouse, institutional, and multi-family residential. His various project management responsibilities have encompassed millions of square feet of tenant improvements, renovations, and ground-up construction in the US and abroad. Michael earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California in architecture and anthropology, and master’s degrees in architecture and real estate from MIT and Cornell, respectively.

Lori Tierney

Lori Tierney
Director of Marketing

Lori Tierney has extensive background experience in major aspects of the commercial real estate and the contract furniture project management industry. She graduated from the Interior Designers Guild, Los Angeles, CA. after attending California State University, Northridge, majoring in commercial Interior Design. For over 30 years, Tierney has specialized in strategic selling, marketing, and complex project delivery and has led numerous furniture projects in business, including technology, entertainment, non-profits, education, architecture, and government. Tierney helped Delos and IWBI launch the WELL Building Standard in Southern California and worked on numerous early adopters WELL V1 certifications. Tierney recently partnered with Centropix, the world’s leading PEMF/PEMA frequency technology wellness company to offer her corporate WELL certified clients an Innovation credit option for their ongoing WELL certifications.

Tierney began her career in the contract furniture industry as a Haworth dealer Principal in Dubuque, Iowa and has held other leadership positions with Haworth, Herman Miller, Kimball, and Steelcase dealerships. Tierney also co-founded and was Executive Vice President of Bozarth CM, an international commercial construction management company. Tierney is currently Secretary of the Board of the Los Angeles Business Council and is past President of the Downtown Los Angeles Breakfast Club.


Sofia Siegal
Director of ESG Operations

Sofia Siegel is a sustainability and strategy professional, with deep experience in consulting and project management. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and English from Bowdoin College, an MBA from USC Marshall, and is a LEED AP BD+C. Sofia’s sustainability experience has included directing and leading 40+ corporate furniture diversion projects annually, from first point of client contact to final deliverables. Responsibilities included creating proposals, managing subcontractors, documenting sustainability metrics and providing tax documentation to clients. Sofia’s consulting work included managing and leading strategy and due diligence cases, assessing client company structure, analyzing market and competitive landscapes, and identifying client strengths and weaknesses during fast-paced engagements, focused on sustainability and industrial subject matter.