Dave Naumann

Tractor Service Manager

Dave started with Ernst in 1994, working in the parts department. He has been the service manager since 1997. He lives in Canby where he grew up. He is originally from Long Beach, California. Dave acknowledges that being service manager is a very tough job, since customers are in stressful situations when they need their equipment fixed. Dave believes that it is important for his service department to do the best work they can and to be fair with customers, fixing equipment as quickly and affordably as possible.

(503) 633-1111
daven@ernstirrigation.com

Joel Naumann

Hardware Manager
Ag Equipment Sales

Joel first came to work for Ernst in 1997, prior to that he had 12 years experience with Wilco, including being Store Manager. He is currently our Hardware Manager, Farm Implement Salesman, and also manages our CP Shop, overseeing ATV,UTV and small engine repair. Joel continues to work on the Family Farm on the Pudding River in his “spare” time. His areas of expertise are animal husbandry, crop sciences, equipment repair, calf pulling, and he is also a calf “river rescue” specialist, which can get kind of tricky during high water. Joel also assistant coaches little league for 91 and St Paul. Now there’s a man who wears many hats, and wears them well !!! Call Joel today to schedule your ATV and small engine service!

(503) 633-1111
joeln@ernstirrigation.com

Travis Eicher

Irrigation Service Manager

Travis was born and raised in Eastern Oregon and has moved often during his lifetime. He graduated From Central Point High School north of Medford. He joined the US Marine Corps after high school. After the service he has spent most of his life in Cattle and Hay. He currently lives in Scio with his wife and two daughters. They own several horses and participate in both horse events as well as running a feeder cattle operation.

(503) 633-1111
travise@ernstirrigation.com

Adam Holtz

Adam started in 2021, finding the job by word of mouth.  He is originally from Imperial Valley.   He lived in Oregon from 2015 through 2019 and moved back here when he heard about the job through Patrick.  He designs the linear and drip systems.  Adam has a wife and 2 children, and currently looking to move to Canby.  He likes to cook, bbq, hike and fish. His favorite hike was the Pinnacles in California east of Salinas. 

(503) 633-1111

Bret Halleen

Bret started in the summer of 2021.  He works in irrigation service.  He got the job when he answered a Facebook ad.  He is currently in the Valley Training program.  He was born, raised and still lives in Salem.  He went to McNary High school.   Has also has one son.  He likes cars and legos.  During the winter he works mainly in the fab shop. 

(503) 633-1111

Lonnie Wilson

Lonnie started at Ernst in September of 2020 and does pipe repair and small engine work.  He also works on the hydraulics on the traveller products. He was born in Boring, OR and his father was a foreman for a major nursery.  He likes hunting and fishing. He has a wife, a 15 year old son and a  3 year old daughter.  He also likes camping in the woods in either trailer or tent. 

(503) 633-1111

Trevor Unruh

Trevor started in 2021.  He previously worked 4 or 5 years for a competitor.  He started his career in construction, but switched to irrigation.  He builds Valley systems and also works on pumps. He lives in Salem and went to high school at South Salem.  He played baseball and football.   He likes outdoors, camping and fishing up on the Santiam.  He is a Seahawks and Mariners fan. 

(503) 633-1111

Patrick Dolan

Patrick Dolan
General Manager
Irrigation Sales

Patrick has over 24 years of irrigation experience. Patrick can help you with any Irrigation Sales or Service related questions, as well as Irrigation Systems Design and troubleshooting. Patrick has a Bachelor of Science in Ag Economics from Oregon State University. Patrick is also an EMT with St Paul Fire District.

(503) 633-1111
patrickd@ernstirrigation.com

Katy Ellis

Parts Manager

Received her degree in Health Sciences from Corban University in 2012. She also received her MBA in 2017. She started working for Ernst in 2018 and lives in Salem with her husband Peter. They have 2 dogs and 2 horses. Katy was the rodeo Queen in 2010 in Tillamook. Katy enjoys barrel racing with her horse Cheyenne.

(503) 633-1111
katye@ernstirrigation.com

Bill Peters

Shipping & Receiving Manager

Bill has been with Ernst since 2014. He has 30 years experience in the nursery business and changed careers when the farm was sold. He started in parts and order management and now handles parts purchasing, customer service, order managment as well as shipping and receiving. He enjoys fishing and golfing and now lives in Canby.

(503) 633-1111
billp@ernstirrigation.com

Mike Dolan

Irrigation Equipment
Irrigation Sales

Mike has over 34 years of irrigation experience. He specializes in the specification of pivot, linear and traveler irrigation systems. He also designs slurry, manure and centrifugal pump systems and stations. Mike has two B.S Degrees in Applied Sciences from Oregon State University. Mike is an actively involved member of the St Paul Rodeo Association. Don’t ask him to recommend a good brand of cigar though……

(503) 633-1111
miked@ernstirrigation.com

Anthony Tasselli

Custom Irrigation System Design
Irrigation Sales

Anthony is originally from North Carolina and graduated from North Carolina State University. He came to Oregon when his girlfriend and now wife took a job as a roadway designer. Anthony originally worked for Habitat for Humanity before answering an ad in the Capital Press for an open service position. When he came to work for Ernst, he quickly transitioned to his current role as an irrigation designer. Anthony lives in Keizer with his wife and new born baby Anson.

(503) 633-1111
anthonyt@ernstirrigation.com

Jill Dolan Kenagy

jillk@ernstirrigation.com
Parts Specialist

Jill has 28 years of irrigation experience. She specializes in pivot, linear and traveler parts. Jill can help you maximize your energy savings and potential rebates through the Energy Trust of Oregon’s parts incentive program, and will even do the paperwork for you! Jill has enjoyed dog training in her spare time for years now, specializing in K9 Agility and Tracking with her German Shepherd. Jill is a retired EMT, serving the public for years with Hubbard Volunteer Fire District.

(503) 633-1111
jillk@ernstirrigation.com

Ruben Sisto

Ruben has lived in Newberg, Woodburn and Stayton.  He was a US Mail carrier for 40 years.  After retiring he moved back to Newberg.  He works as a delivery driver as well as in the shipping and receiving department.   His wife loves horses, but they do not have any at the time.  She likes aqua jogging at the pool.  They have a total of 12 grandchildren!  He likes golfing a little and they travel some and like to garden. 

(503) 633-1111

Scott Brault

Irrigation Sales

Used to run Brault Irrigation in Salem. Graduated from Canby High School in 1998. Enjoys hunting, fishing and metal detecting for coins. He and his wife Cynthia live near Mt. Angel with their 4 children. They live on a 36 acre farm and currently rent it out for row crops.They do raise beef cattle and also have a horse named Scooter. 

(503) 633-1111
scottb@ernstirrigation.com

Jose Galvan

Jose started at Ernst in 2020. He grew up in Molalla and graduated from Woodburn High School in 2003.  He played basketball and Soccer in High School.  He was a chicken farmer before coming to Ernst. He likes hunting and fishing in the mountains. He has 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls.  They go to school in St. Paul. Jose also acts as a translator for Ernst. 

(503) 633-1111

David Rudberg

Irrigation Parts

Originally born in Johnson City, Tennessee. His family moved to Eugene when he was very young. Now lives in Canby.  His wife is Susan and his daughter is Ella.  He enjoys hunting, camping and fishing, He enjoys the coast, especially Wi-ne-ma Christian camp near Pacific City.  His in-laws live in the Bend / LaPine area, and he can recite the alphabet backwards!

(503) 633-1111
davidr@ernstirrigation.com

Matthew Bell

Grew up in Gervais. Played baseball in High School and graduated from Gervais High school in 2014. He currently lives in Salem.  He likes to play guitar and drums.  He has one brother, has family that lives in Bend and his mother lives in Hillsboro.

(503) 633-1111

Ryan Tuttle

Ryan started at Ernst in 2017.  He is one of the licensed electricians for Ernst.  He was born in Klamath Falls but his family moved to Salem when he was 2.  He has lived there since.  His father was a civil engineer for the state.  He likes 4 wheeling for fun in central Oregon. 

(503) 633-1111
ryant@ernstirrigation.com

Alex Shaffer

Supervising Electrician

Alex is an electrician who started with Ernst in February of 2017. He works on industrial, residential and agricultural electrical projects including irrigation pumps. He likes woodworking and furniture making as a hobby. He is married with one daughter and also has a Harley.

(503) 633-1111
alexs@ernstirrigation.com

Josh Hibdon

Josh is the jack of all trades here at Ernst. He performs hard hose reel service, product support, manure pump service, setup, repair, expert fabrication and has been working here since 2014. He lives in Dallas and is very busy as a dad of 4 children. He likes to fish and spend time outdoors. He is also active in softball with his three older children.

(503) 633-1111
joshh@ernstirrigation.com

Ron Munson

Shipping & Receiving

Ron began work at Ernst in January of 2017. He works in shipping and receiving, pulling pipe, running the forklift, preparing loads for customers. He worked at Rite Aid in Wilsonville for 23 years before coming to Ernst. He lives in Keizer and enjoys the great atmosphere and the co-workers. He owns a classic 1968 Camaro and loves to watch his granddaughter play softball.

(503) 633-1111

Don Ferschweiler

Ag Parts Specialist

Don worked at Ernst from 1972 to 2009 and then came back shortly after the reorganization of the company. He handles ordering and receiving for the shop and handling all of the paperwork. He lives in St. Paul and loves hunting and fishing.

(503) 633-1111

Steve Fromherz

Steve grew up in Salem and has always had a mechanical background. He worked in the school bus barn while in High School. Steve started working for Ernst in 2014. His father grew up in Saint Paul and his family has a connection to the community. He has two dogs, a beagle mix and a bluetick walker hound.

(503) 633-1111

Eric Nasset

Eric is from Silverton and has worked at Ernst since 2015. Most of his time is spent in the shop working on transmissions, hydraulic issues, clutches, etc. He likes bowling and used to belong to a league in Salem. His high score is 275 and he has a 168 average. Eric helps keep our customers going with his expertise in equipment repair.

(503) 633-1111

Zach Hipp

Shipping & Receiving

Came to work for Ernst right out of high school. Graduated in 2013. Works in the shipping department filling orders, UPS, FedEx, etc. He enjoys video games and shooting. Also is fascinated by wolves.

(503) 633-1111

Carissa Wigget

Started working with Ernst while still in High School, answering phones during the summer. She is currently the admin assistant for the Service department, handling work orders, time cards, office work and she has been with the company for 10 years now. She is originally from Klamath Falls and was very active in FFA and 4H.

(503) 633-1111
carissaw@ernstirrigation.com

Todd Spencer

(503) 633-1111 todds@ernstirrigation.com
Electrical Parts

Todd manages the electrical inventory and started with Ernst in 2015. Todd came from 28 years at Platt Electric. He is a gun collector and likes working on his MG. Todd also runs the safety committee for Ernst.

(503) 633-1111
todds@ernstirrigation.com

Kristen Smith

Kristen started in 2015 and was a stay at home mom before coming to Ernst. She has always lived in Oregon and her father managed a cattle ranch, so she grew up with horses. She graduated from Newberg high school and was involved with 4H. She handles receivables, payables and also support at the front counter.

(503) 633-1111
kristens@ernstirrigation.com