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Cary & Erin Richardson
Cary grew up in Harrisburg, OR. His wife, Erin, and their children, Tyler
and Cora, live in Marcola. Erin is a retired 4th grade teacher at Eugene Christian School, where their daughter attends. Their son is at Marist Catholic High School. In addition to the kids' activities, they enjoy traveling, reading, Jeeping, mountain biking and
Derrick grew up in Eugene. He has always been fascinated by
anything with a motor. He lives in Eugene just married his girlfriend
Kara of 6 years in August of 2020. They enjoy taking their 2015 4 door JKU
and 2 dogs Puddles and Scooby on adventures anywhere and
everywhere . They are looking forward to meeting new adventurous
people and helping out on the trail.
Emily was born and raise in Springfield, OR. She married her high school sweetheart in 1999. Together they raise 2 daughters and 1 son. Nothing brought Emily more joy over the years than having the time to shuttle and watch the kids play from elementary to collegiate sports! As an empty nester now, her and her hubby Ryan are finally finding the time to build their jeeps and really enjoy the "jeeping" lifestyle and community!
Angela grew up mostly in Lane County & has a blended family of 5 kiddos ages 11-18 with her boyfriend Travis of 8 years. She enjoys hunting, fishing, being on the water, camping, BBQ'n, jeeping and bonfires!. Angela has a '95 YJ and a '15 JKUR Hard Rock Edition. (the only Copper one out there!) She's a little wild and loud but with a big heart you'll come to love her!
Jeremy and his family moved to Springfield, Oregon in 2017. They are
originally from Northern Nevada. He has been married to Kristine for
12 years, and they have two boys, Kaleb and Tanner. They all enjoy
camping, off roading, and whatever family fun activities they can.
While Jeremy has not lived in the area for a long time, they're family
is looking forward to exploring the area to see what it has to offer
and getting to know some new people.
Run Leader Coordinator
Bryan was born in Kentucky and spent most of his life there. He has lived in Oregon for 5 years. Bryan owns 2 Jeeps: A 2020 JLUR (Grey) and a 2010 JK Sahara (Black). His ride or die partner in crime is a 5yr old Australian Shepherd named Kilo. Kilo loves jeeping as much as Bryan does and maybe more!
Curt & Melissa Blair
Curt & Melissa have been married for 27 years and have 4 kids, plus one (a wonderful daughter in law) and are still waiting for their first grandchild. They have lived in Junction City since 2015 and finally bought their first Jeep, a 2018 JLUR and the build was on! "Lorane" is sitting on 3.5" MC lift with STT Pro's, dual ARB onboard compressor and various other mods cause... Well, it's addictive LOL. They also enjoy the outdoors, random drives whenever, & adventures learning new things with other like-minded folks, and of course WHEELING!!!
Willie grew up Springfield and has spent decades exploring Oregon's back country off roading, quadding, camping, back-packing and hunting grounds. His wife Stacey and their 2 kids all enjoy the outdoors and are a jeep family with many extended families they've grown to know through the club. He's the guy to lead fellow jeepers on overlanding trips throughout Oregon while still playing at the dunes, up in the snow or just driving around in the woods. He is GM of Papa's Pizza in Springfield & loves working on events for our community, which is what drew him to the McKenzie Jeepers when it first started.
Jamie grew up in Creswell, & graduated from OSU. (Go Beavs!) She currently works at the Springfield Police Dpt. Jamie bought her dream car, a bikini pearl Jeep Wrangler in 2019 & hounded McKenzie Jeepers almost a year later as she wanted to learn more about off-roading, recover and of course to be around like minded adventurous people! Jamie will most always have Elsa her dog in tow. Her favorite McKenzie Jeeper trip was an overlanding adventure to Christmas Valley in 2021.
Eric was born in Southern Cali and migrated to Oregon in '94 where he met his beautiful wife. Together they have 3 teenage daughters.
Eric likes to be with his family, in the dirt and on trails with his jeep, overlanding/camping, shooting and all HAM radio related "stuff".
He has a 2015 JKUR for the last 5 years and is continuing to learn the world of off roading in his jeep.