Eric Luscher operates the steep slope harvester (feller buncher) for Siegmund Excavation’s logging side. Eric began his career in logging in 1989, bumping knots on the landing for a logging company. He then went to work for another timber company where he ran multiple pieces of equipment, including log loader, skidder, dozer, delimber, processor, and buncher. After 18 years, Eric moved to Colorado in 2009 to run buncher. In 2015, Siegmund Excavation made the foray back into logging. Andrew Siegmund heard about Eric through a mutual contact and invited him to make the trip from Colorado to meet. Eric made the move to Oregon and began working for Siegmund in June of 2015.
Eric grew up in the small town of Libby, Montana. His dad is a retired eye doctor and his mom stayed home to take care of Eric, his older brother, and younger sister. The family enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, participating in 4H, and spending time at a cabin on the lake.
Nowadays Eric is busy with a big family of his own. He and his wife have a blended family, which includes six children, eight grandchildren, and one grandchild on the way. They enjoy anything that has to do with spending time with the kids, outdoors, snow, and traveling.