The Cascade Region was chartered on October 15, 1961 and we are the 2nd oldest region in Oregon and the 50th oldest region in PCA.
Our region consists of the following counties: Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln and Linn. To serve all members we are divided into two chapters: the Central and Southern Chapters, with each arranging a variety of functions to service our members.
If you enjoy driving your Porsche with the company of some fun loving people, then join us at our next event to experience some of the best roads and scenery that Oregon has to offer.
(Images above from June 1972 Panorama magazine, courtesy of PCA National Archives.)
President — Greg Dino
In 2015, I moved to Oregon from California. I retired from the printed circuit board industry after 35 years, and have been married to my wife, Jacqueline for 34 years.
Since I was a teenager, I have been a Porsche enthusiast. My first Porsche was a 924 and I loved it. I started joining POC in 1995 and PCA in early 2000. Started doing slalom, time trials and finally Club Racing both with POC and PCA. For the past couple years, I’ve done Lucas Oil of Racing and Porsche Masters at Barber Motorsports.
Vice President— David Hill
I moved to the Oregon Coast in 2016. My wife Cheri and I live at Salishan, just south of Lincoln City. We love our car and enjoy traveling in it. We’ve participated in PCA Treffen and Parades in South Dakota, Santa Barbara, Tacoma, Bend, etc.
Secretary — Mike Nichols
Treasurer — Joe Kuhl
I am a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer specializing in Finance and Supply and later enjoyed a second career at Microsoft as a computer hardware tester and test lead. I’m now fully retired.
I first became interested in Porsches when I was 10 years old and my brother came home from the Navy with a 1955 356coupe! After working my way through a 68 VW Beetle, two Sterling kit cars, a 72 Super Beetle, a 76 Triumph TR7, and an 82 VW Scirocco, I finally bought a Guards Red 1982 911sc Targa in 1990 on Oahu, Hawaii. I joined PCA while there, then moved to Washington State and was a member of the Pacific Northwest Region. I was the PNWR Treasurer in 1992 and 1993. In 1999, I upgraded to a Mint Green 1992 911 Carrera with a Sherwood Green interior and Tiptronic Transmission.
In 2007, I gave up sports cars for about 8 years. In 2015, single and living in Eugene, I purchased an Iris Blue Metallic 1985 911 Carrera Targa off of EBay and finally rejoined PCA (Cascade Region) in 2018. I now own three Porsches, a 2008 Cayenne GTS, a 1979 924 coupe as a restoration project nicknamed ‘Roadkill’, along with my 911. Nothing drives like these cars and I anticipate always having at least one Porsche and enjoying the camaraderie of PCA for many years to come.
Central Chapter Representative — Andy Laird
I’m a fourth generation Oregonian and have lived in Eugene for over forty years. My first memories growing up was the sight and sounds of my neighbors 911. I told myself one day I will own a 911.
That’s where my love affair of Porsche’s all started. I’ve owned two older Porsches. a 1969 912 coupe and a 1969 911T Targa. And we currently own an Artic Silver 997.2 Carrera.
Any day we can get the 911 out on the road is a great day.
Southern Chapter Representative — Dave McGloon
My wife Ann and I retired from government service in the Washington DC area in 2004 and immediately moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. My first contact with PCA Cascade Region was when I attended a tech session early in 2014, driving up in my 6 year old Hyundai Sonata. I think I got noticed. Hey, I told everybody, my new Cayman is on order and will be here any day. About 4 months later I got my Cayman which I found to be amazing. Today I use it as a daily driver. Ann liked my Cayman as well and wound up buying a Macan S. Sometimes when we can’t decide who is going to drive on Club Tours we’ll bring both cars. Having great fun with our cars and the club.
Southern Chapter Representative — Bill Kohn
My PORSCHE history began in 1964-65 when I first saw the 911. I thought it was a spaceship from some alien planet. In high school and college I saw and rode in a 356 and 912, but I thought they were never for me. My transportation was a 1964 Plymouth Valiant and I was glad to have that. BMW’s were closer to my budget, but still unattainable, until my dear suffering wife said after attending my visits to the BMW dealer in Medford over and over again “buy the car for Pete’s sake (by the way, who in hell is Pete?)”. So a 1997 BMW M3 was in my garage. Then Porsche came out with the Cayman and it was lust at first sight. In ’07 the first Cayman S entered the Kohn’s household. Interesting sidelight, Carolyn—you remember, the long suffering wife—said “would you be willing work for three more years to get this car” and I of course said in a heartbeat “yes”. My present ’14 Cayman S is my ‘keeper’ car.
Membership Chair — John Crisalli
I have been a member of the PCA since I bought my first Porsche in 1988. In the past, I have held several positions in the Cascade Region. I have been Vice-President, Chapter Rep, and newsletter editor.
Over the years, I’ve owned five Porsches: a 1972 911T Coupe, a 1981 911SC Targa, a 1990 964 Targa and a 1998 C2S Widebody Coupe. Last year I was able to acquire my dream Porsche….a 1996 911 Twin Turbo. I enjoy every aspect of the Porsche. I enjoy the drive, the looks, and especially working on the car. As a former auto shop teacher, I really like helping others learn about how their car works and also helping them learn about how to work on their cars.
Insurance Chair — Gary Proefke
I’ve been a member of PCA since 2009, initially in the Golden Gate Region (the guy I bought my ’85 911 from said he would take the badge off of the car if I didn’t promise to join!), and served as the Central Chapter Rep in the Cascade Region for four years. I’ve been a fan of anything with wheels and an engine since I was a kid. I’ve owned an eclectic assortment of cars and bikes in my lifetime and am also a member of the Antique Automobile Club. I’m anxiously awaiting the delivery of my next Porsche!
Newsletter Editor — Joel Weyhe
I grew up in the Territory and State of Alaska and have been an Oregon resident for 10 years now. But it was in Alaska where I zeroed in on Porsche as being my must-have sports car.
I had always loved big American muscle cars but I never could bring myself to get one. The closest I came to it was my 1965 Shelby GT350. What a beast. In short order, after I sold that car (mid-seventies), I cashed in my retirement plan to buy my first 911, a ’72 911T. Although I only owned it a couple years, it made an enormous impression on me. The sound and feel of that 911T stuck with me for 25 years, and it finally drove me to buy one of the first new 997s, a car which I still consider too fast for me. Now, I’ve drifted back in time and I’m scooting around in another 1972 911T. And a 1988 Carrera Targa somehow ended up in my garage too. So, along with my ’62 Karmann Ghia, I’m operating three cars with engines in the rear and ignition keys on the left. Great stuff.
Past President, Communications Chair, Technical Chair— Arne Berglund
I’m a native Oregonian, grew up in Klamath Falls, and have lived in the Eugene-area since 1976. Married my wife Deanna in 1977, and she has tolerated my car-craziness for over 40 years now. I’m a bit of a tech-geek, a casual home-brewer of dark beers, and a reasonable mechanic. After 20+ years working in tires and auto repair, I shifted careers to be a tri-platform Linux/Windows/Mac systems administrator for 17 years. Now retired, I like working on and restoring cars as recreation. After 11 years with air-cooled 911s, I recently shifted to a 718 Cayman. I’m not a track-rat, but thoroughly enjoy back-road weekend cruises and the like.