Central Oregon Carpenters Local Union 271

Meet Your Local 271 Delegates

June 16th, 2021

Rich Evoniuk

I’m looking forward to continuing as one of your Delegates for Local 271. I live in the Glide area, employed as the Lead Carpenter Instructor at Wolf Creek Job Corps. I also sit on the JATC board for Southern Oregon. I work with Pre-Apprentices and Apprentices at Job Corps where it is imperative that I have a good understanding of the events taking place on the Regional Council level. As your delegate, I have the responsibility to convey Council information to all the members of our local. I can be reached at Richard.Evoniuk@carpenters.org or 541-872-1109.

Garth Finley

I am a current Trustee and Delegate for Local 271, I went through the Carpenters Apprenticeship starting in 2000 after working at the South Pole Station in Antarctica as a Carpenter for the NSF (National Science Foundation) for 2.5 years. I have lived and worked all around the world and know the value of good wages, benefits, and the strength and solidarity of our members in this UBC. This year I celebrate being a Rep in Central Oregon with my wife and 2 children for 7 years and a member 20+ years in the NWCU. Here is to our brotherhood, our members, and their families that they work so hard for!

Jeff Harms

Local 271 members, my name is Jeff Harms, I am a 19-year member of the UBC. I have served this Union as a Local Union officer, Delegate, Steward, and Representative. I am happy to have been elected by my fellow Union Brothers and Sisters to continue to Represent this Local as a Delegate to the Regional Council. I love to work almost as much as I love spending time with my family. My weekends are usually spent following my kids around to practices, games, performances, or going camping, hiking, boating, or just working around the house. Family and work are my life and I’m enjoying every moment. Thank you for this opportunity.

In solidarity

Tim Keck

Currently, I’m a union general carpenter for GBC at the Sheldon Pool in Eugene, Oregon. I would consider myself a generalist carpenter but have also been a rigger from time to time.

I hail from Brighton Colorado but Oregon has been my home for many years. I currently reside in Monmouth, Oregon.

Most of my education came from the school of hard knocks but I also attended Brighton High School in Colorado and our beloved PNCI. I am looking forward to my future retirement thanks to the union and I plan to get my kayak in every body of water in Oregon.

I really enjoy kayaking, camping, and exploring Oregon. I feel honored to be a delegate for Local 271. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our local, please let me know.

Jeff Kihn

I was born and raised in Eugene and now live in Medford, Oregon.  I have been a Delegate for Local 271 since we got our local back years ago. I am also on the Executive Board for our Local and report each month as a trustee. Thank you for the opportunity to represent our members at the council delegate meetings.

I have been a carpenter for over 40 years and a Union member for 23 years. I promise you I will do my best to communicate your issues with our leadership and be there for our members. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns, or if you’d like me to bring up a topic or issue with our council. I look forward to 2 more years of service. See you at our monthly local 271 meetings!

Brian Lemke

I am a proud member at Local 271 and held my original membership at Local 306 in Central Oregon.

I am a native Oregonian born and raised in Portland and graduated from Benson High School. I currently reside in Eastern Oregon in the beautiful town of Cove.

Since 2019 I have worked for the Pacific Northwest Council of Carpenters as a Business Representative. I currently cover Eastern Oregon and South East Washington. I am a member of the Pendelton Building Trades and the Eastern Oregon Workforce Board. I also serve on the board at the Eastern Oregon JATC and was elected as a delegate to the 42nd National Convention in 2020.

In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors. You might find me hunting, fishing, or just exploring in nature. My message to all of you is to “Show up, Get along, Work hard and you will succeed”.

It is with great pleasure that I serve as a delegate for Local 271.


Chris McGhee

I currently reside in the beautiful town of Roseburg Oregon. I’ve been a union carpenter at Roseburg Forest Products for 20 Years.

I got my education in Myrtle Point Oregon and in with a correspondence program in Reno, Nevada.

Each day I strive to be a better person. One of my favorite quotes is “Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better” – Harry S Truman. I hope I can do this as your Delegate for Local 271.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, weight lifting, woodworking, and smoking dinner on my Traeger.

I feel honored to be in a position where I can act as your delegate to the Pacific Northwest Council of Carpenters. I will do my best to represent the members of our great Local.

David Mork

I am currently a Journeyman Carpenter for Lease Crutcher Lewis.

I was born and raised in Coos Bay, where I attended Marshfield High School. To further my education I took classes at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Lane Community College, and of course PNCI. I currently reside in Springfield Oregon.

My career goal is to continue to move up in Lease Crutcher Lewis. I strongly believe in organized labor and the Carpenters Union, but like any business or organization, it needs oversight. Someone needs to keep the council on track. Protecting and growing our market share is something I care deeply about.

I am an all-around general carpenter footing to finish work, lead, layout,  and foreman.

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, exploring the mountains, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and photography.

Thank you for trusting me as a Delegate for Local 271.

Sam Murillo

I am the current President for Local 271 and also serve the membership as the Regional Manager for Oregon and Southwest Washinton for our Council.

If you ever have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. All of our voices need to be heard. smurillo@nwcarpenters or 503.348.7505



Anthony Reed

As a journeyman carpenter, delegate, and job steward I strive to give back to this organization that has given so much to me. I am a proud union member and labor advocate. I was born and raised in Oakridge, Oregon. I graduated from Oakridge High School and was going to college to become a teacher before I decided on a career in the trades. I’ve done a little bit of everything, but I really enjoy finish work.

As I advance my career in the field, I am always looking to serve the union in any way- on and off the job site. Whether that is by advocating for pre-apprenticeship classes in our schools, pushing for pro-labor legislation, or in my work as a delegate I am tirelessly working to improve the lives of our members and strengthen our union.

Thank you for trusting me again, as your Delegate for Local 271.

Matthew Griffith

I grew up in Kansas and moved to Oregon in 2015. I now live in Albany, Oregon with my wife and two children. I had the pleasure of going through the apprenticeship program with PNCI.  I graduated as a Journeyman in 2018. I have been serving on the local EBoard for 3 years. I have been an EIS carpenter for 6 years and currently work for WPI.

In my spare time, I enjoy doing home projects and hanging out with my two sons.

I look forward to working for y’all and bringing forth any information I can. Thank you for having me as an Alternate Delegate for Local 271.

“A good carpenter builds a building, a great carpenter builds a carpenter.”

Eric Morgan

It is an honor to be elected once again as a Delegate to the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters for Local #271.  I am a third-generation Union Carpenter and remember growing up attending Union functions with my Father.  I witnessed how supportive the members were, not only to him but also to each other. I knew that one day, I too would be involved with the Carpenters Union where I  would serve and support my Union Brothers and Sisters.

I have been a Union Carpenter for seven years, and have had the opportunity to work on major projects in the Eugene/Springfield area and to also serve as a job Steward.  I am married to my supportive and beautiful wife Alessandra and we both look forward to growing our family in the future. So once again I would like to thank the members of Local #271 who have entrusted me to represent and report to them the ongoing and future activities within our Regional Council.  See you at a future Local #271 Meetings!

George Corey Rogers

I have been a Carpenter for the past 23 years. Currently, I work for PNCI as an Apprentice Instructor. I graduated with my apprenticeship in Arizona where I also furthered my education graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management. As an educator, I try my best to give our carpenter apprentices the best value for their/your dollar every single day. I currently live in Eugene where I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, coaching my kid’s sports teams, and home building projects. While holding the position of Alternate Delegate for Local 271, I will happily represent our local at the Regional Counsel Quarterly Meetings and communicate the Counsel Holdings to our membership to the best of my ability.

Sincerely, George Corey Rogers