Jill Dolan Kenagy

jillk@ernstirrigation.com
Parts Manager

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

Katy Ellis

Parts Administrator

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

Jerry May

Service writer / Parts

Lives in Dayton and spent his whole life there farming. Now retired from farming. Likes to fish in the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Likes watching basketball and football when not working at Ernst. 

(503) 633-1111
jerrym@ernstirrigation.com

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

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

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

Bill Peters

Purchasing & Order Management

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

Doug Hulst

Small Engine Repair
Ag Parts Specialist

Doug first came to work for Ernst in 2001, and is back with us again. Doug has an extensive background in auto parts and small engine repair. He has certifications in Yamaha, Honda, and Stihl repair, and has studied Diesel Technology, Hydraulics, and Electronics at Walla Walla Community College. In his spare time, Doug likes to hunt, fish and camp. Here is a guy who knows his stuff! Bring your equipment in, and have Dr Doug, small engine surgeon get it back into service ASAP.

(503) 633-1111
dough@ernstirrigation.com

Robert Hipp

Irrigation Equipment Parts Specialist

Robert began working for Ernst 18 years ago, and has learned the business from the ground up. He specializes in pipe repair parts, linear and pivot parts, hard hose reel parts, mechanical, centrifugal and manure pumps parts. Over the years, he has gained a level of technical knowledge that has made him one of our key people. Robert volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, and his local Community Emergency Response Team in his spare time. Robert can help you with just about any of your Irrigation Equipment parts needs, just give him a shout!

(503) 633-1111
roberth@ernstirrigation.com

Jason Berg

Irrigation Parts Specialist

Jason started at Ernst over 10 years ago as a temp, and it didn’t take too long to figure out he was a keeper! Jason has a solid background in customer relations, including sporting goods sales, an Internship with OSP Administration of Justice, and 20 years in fresh market farming and sales, which he is still currently involved with. Jason specializes in growing Stone Fruits, which you can find at his Baird Family Orchards booth in Portland area farmers markets. In his spare time, Jason snowboards, trains for Iron Man triathlons, and is an amateur surfer (shark bait). Jason has attended Cornell, Berkeley, Kawasaki, Mitchell, and Nelson Trade Schools. He specializes in Drip, Greenhouse and Micro irrigation parts, as well as Nelson Rotators, Big Gun and Centrifugal pump parts. Call Jason today for your Irrigation Parts needs!

(503) 633-1111
jasonb@ernstirrigation.com