Richard Bartsch

Richard Bartsch



Coming from Williams Lake, it seemed inevitable sawmills would be my life but dad wanted me to go college. So off to Walla Walla I went and got a BSc in Medical Technology. Three years later after confirming hospitals were not for me, I was back in Williams Lake in a sawmill. Lumber sales did our family well and living in Vernon was a beautiful place for our boys Steven and Darren. In 2002 we opened a business in Spangle, Washington, where I am today.

My family: I’m married to Judi Poynor.

I have 2 great boys Steven and Darren.

My work: My brother Sale and I run a cedar mill in Spangle, Washington.