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Chainsaw Wood Carvers Ryan Anderson and Jay Peppard


Ryan Anderson: Ryan started his chainsaw carving career in June of 2005 after being apprenticed by Tracie Brittenfeld of Packwood, WA, Ryan became hooked to the trade instantly.

Ryan loves carving and creating awe inspiring pieces for people to enjoy.  Pushing the sport to a new level, Ryan loves the challenges and new ideas that defy the old style of carving by creating a new style of 3D art form.

Jay Peppard, from Vida, Oregon is a semi-pro wood carver with three and half years of experience. His passions include welding, fabrication, painting, restoration and chainsaw carving.

Jay carves Bigfoot, bears, fish, birds, bees and other animals out of local cedar on the McKenzie River in Southern Oregon.

WHEN:           Thursday, February 25th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 27th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Outside Demonstration Area, Lane County Fairgrounds


Mary Bullwinkel, Media Coordinator

(707) 601-6533,

Rikki Wellman, OLC Manager

(541) 954-2477,

About the Oregon Logging Conference

The 78th Oregon Logging Conference will take place February 25 – 27, 2016 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene. The conference is renowned for its high-quality education opportunities and networking events, and offers an opportunity for participants and attendees to earn professional logger credits. The OLC also includes exhibits, logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment displays. For more information go to or call (541) 686-9191.