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The Random Lengths Reporting and Editorial Staff

Feel free to contact any staff member. Call (866) 271-8525 in U.S. and Canada, or (541) 686-9925. Email addresses are below.

Shawn Church

Shawn Church

Reporting Assignments: Western S-P-F.
News Assignments: Housing/Monetary; Futures.

Shawn Church has been covering markets for Random Lengths since 1990. Before joining the company, he was a business reporter covering the timber and wood products industry in Roseburg, Oregon. He is a 1983 graduate of Oregon State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in resource conservation. He was named editor of Random Lengths in 2003. He is married with three grown children and five grandchildren. He is a sports fan, and big-game hunter.

Jeff ReddJeff Redd
Associate Editor

Editor, RISI Wood Products News
Reporting Assignments: Green Douglas Fir; OSB North & Western Canada.
News Assignments: Engineered Wood Products; Trade with Canada; Retail Market Indicators; Retail Outlook.

Jeff Redd joined Random Lengths in 1995. Previously he was a newspaper reporter, most recently as sports editor for The Olympian, Olympia, Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. Jeff is married and has five children. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and is an avid college football fan (especially of the Oregon Ducks).

Pete MallirisPete Malliris
Associate Editor

Reporting Assignments: Eastside & Central SYP; Treated SYP; OSB South.
News Assignments: Imports & Exports, International Markets.

Pete Malliris joined Random Lengths in January 2000. Previously he worked for 13 years as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in Oregon. Malliris graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1984. Pete is married and has four grown daughters. He enjoys golf, swimming, fishing, and being outdoors with his Labrador Retrievers.

Gary ZaunerGary Zauner
Associate Editor

Reporting Assignments: Dry Coastal Lumber; Western Plywood; Canadian Plywood.
News Assignments:
Timber Supply/Resource Issues; Construction Materials.

Gary Zauner joined Random Lengths upon the merger with Crow’s, where he worked for 20 years, most recently as editor. He began a career in the forest products industry in 1981, where he worked for 11 years at various jobs, including sales and management. He then finished his bachelor’s degree in English  with a minor in professional writing from Portland State University, while still working intermittently within the industry. Gary’s family includes his wife, Dvenna, and daughter, Sascha. He enjoys hiking, hunting, and playing guitar.

Craig MurphyCraig Murphy
Assistant Editor

Reporting Assignments: Eastern S-P-F; Cedar; Shakes & Shingles; Veneer.
News Assignments: Production & Curtailments

Craig Murphy joined Random Lengths in 2016 after 18 years working for newspapers and websites, most recently two weekly newspapers in Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University. Craig is married and has a son. In his free time, Craig enjoys camping, spending time with family and watching auto racing and football, especially his beloved Cougs.

Ted ShorackTed Shorack
Assistant Editor

Reporting Assignments: Westside SYP; Shop; Southern Plywood.
News Assignments: Transportation & Freight Rates; Financial Results.

Ted Shorack joined Random Lengths in 2016 after working for newspapers in Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. He enjoys reading about history and finds time to hike, camp and play team sports in city leagues.


Joe PruskiJoe Pruski
Assistant Editor

Reporting Assignments: Inland Dry Framing; Boards; Euro Boards; Particleboard & MDF.
News Assignments: Labor;

Joe Pruski joined Random Lengths in April 2017 after working as a newspaper reporter and editor for six years. Most recently, Pruski served as associate editor of the DeForest Times-Tribune, a weekly paper near Madison, Wis. He and his wife live in Eugene. Out of the office Pruski enjoys hiking, biking and cheering on Chicago sports teams — especially his hometown Cubs.

The Random Lengths Subscriber Services Staff

Janna Land, Business Manager,

Joy Knick, Subscriber Services,

The Random Lengths Production Staff

Nancy West, Random Lengths Production Director,

Tracy Klocko, Production Specialist

Adrienne West, Data and Customer Support Assistant,

The Random Lengths Computer Services Staff

Rich Dudley, Computer Services,

Sunday, September 25, 2022