Regional Training Center

 Oregon / SW Washington

Painters, Drywall Finishers & Allied Trades Apprenticeship


Staff Members


Bill Regan, Training Coordinator
Bill Regan has been the Training Coordinator since 2002. During his career he has worked both in commercial and industrial painting. In 1992 Bill was elected Financial Secretary of Local 10 where he served for several years as dispatcher, pension trustee and agent for the public works contractors for the painters. With this background, he brings to his job a unique understanding of the trades, the union, and the needs of the contractors.

Harry Kalin, Painting Instructor
Harry has worked in the painting industry since 1978 with a background in commercial painting; specialty coating; and industrial applications. His certifications include NACE CIP 1; SSPC Instructor C3, C5 and C7; and EPA RRP. Harry joined the Training Center staff in January 2007.

Joanne Nordquist, Office Manager
Joanne has worked with a variety of unions and union members for over 30 years. She came to the Training Center in 2008 and maintains the training records, schedules classes and provides assistance to the instructors


Part Time Instructors:
Chuck Martin
Chuck was a residential remodeling contractor while pursuing a degree in Architectural Design.  Before finishing college he attended the Finishing Apprenticeship Program and graduated.  Chuck has now been a Journeyman/Foreman Finisher since 1992, and enjoys working for a commercial drywall contractor in Portland, OR
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Chris Heino, Painting Instructor
Chris is well-known in the industry for his skills in wood finishing and faux finish. He teaches beginning and advanced classes in Wood Finishing, Faux Finishing, Color Mixing and Marbleizing both for apprentices and journeymen.


Chris Stuckart, Traffic Control Instructor
Chris Stuckart gives classes for the Traffic Control Painters each year during the winter months. Chris is himself a graduate of the Apprenticeship program.


John George, Painting Instructor
John works for a commercial painting contractor in Portland and also teaches classes at the Training center. He is a certified EPA RRP instructor and holds certifications in all of the journeyman safety classes. John is himself a graduate of the apprenticeship program.


Paul Buchholz, Drywall Instructor
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