Jen Castile, CCE | Owner
Jen is the heartbeat of Castile Kitchen & Bath. With a passion for renovation and an eye for detail, she understands the difference between done and done very well. After spending her childhood in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, Jen followed her dreams to Oregon, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Forrest. It wasn’t long before she found herself involved with our company’s projects, and began the process of remodeling their own home, a 1920’s bungalow in the heart of Eugene. Jen now runs the day-to-day business operations, and with more than 15 years of business management experience, she ensures that Castile Kitchen & Bath will be available to serve the Emerald Valley for years to come.
Jen and her husband Forrest have been married since 2008. They live with two kids, two birds, a dog and a cat. Jen enjoys gardening, baking, body building, hanging out with the kids, and long walks through Eugene’s diverse neighborhoods.
Forrest Castile, CKBR, UDPC | Owner
Forrest, a third generation craftsmen, has had a passion for building since he was a little boy. Born and raised in Oregon, he moved to Eugene in 1995. Forrest soon began working on many construction projects for his friends. In 1997, Forrest decided to start Castile Kitchen & Bath. His consistent strive for quality construction, high end craftsmanship and attention to detail, has allowed Forrest to produce beautiful work for his clients. As the years have gone by, Forrest has integrated the utmost importance of integrity and incomparable customer service within Castile Kitchen & Bath, creating a company known for quality while exceeding client expectations.
Forrest and his wife Jen have been married since 2008, and now have small kids Ben and Emma. He enjoys spending time playing with his kiddos, hiking, running, racquetball and remodeling their 1920’s house.
Carol-Ann Walker | Design Consultant
Carol–Ann is one of Castile Kitchen & Bath’s design consultants. The beginning of your journey at Castile Kitchen & Bath begins with Carol-Ann, who will walk you through the entire design process from start to finish, ensuring Castile Kitchen & Bath is the right fit for you! Carol-Ann has worked in interior design and consulting since 2012 when she began a career for La-Z-Boy Furniture.
Her passion, creativity, and love of learning differentiates her from others in her profession. Carol-Ann most enjoys the ability to be creative, work directly with clients, and have a constantly evolving career. The most rewarding part of her job includes the connections she makes with Castile’s clients. Carol–Ann’s professionalism, confidence, and genuine caring attitude for the client, ensures they will have an enjoyable experience.
Originally from Encinitas, California, Carol-Ann, her husband, and their growing family moved to Eugene in 2020. She spends her free time hiking, relaxing, swimming, reading, designing cards, and rocking out to the classics. A perfect day would involve good food, good company, flexible plans, and of course the outdoors. Growing up near San Diego, Carol-Ann has a deep love for the sand and the sun found on the beaches of California.
Robb Evans | Design Consultant
Meet Robb, Design Consultant with Castile Kitchen & Bath! The beginning of your journey at Castile Kitchen & Bath begins with Robb, who will walk you through the entire design process from start to finish, ensuring Castile Kitchen & Bath gets your project just right for you! Originally from California, Robb fell in love with Eugene while visiting and decided to call it home. From a young age, Robb found value in working with his hands. As an adult, he began remodeling and building homes professionally. Robb is described as someone who is curious, steady, and not afraid of setting big goals! With years of experience in the remodeling field, he understands the intricacies involved in designing a functional and beautiful space.
Robb is motivated by the positive impact he has on our clients’ lives by using professional design concepts and making the “impossible”, possible. He is known for being trustworthy, sincere, and diverse. One of his greatest successes includes raising two daughters as a single father. In his free time, Robb enjoys camping, scuba diving, hiking, and archery. He is also a talented multicultural cook who prides himself on staying fit and healthy.
Mariko Peters, ALA | Kitchen & Bath Designer
Mariko brings years of experience to her work as a designer for Castile Kitchen & Bath. Since obtaining her professional degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University, she has worked in architecture and the lighting industry. Before joining Castile Kitchen & Bath, Mariko served as a certified ALA lighting specialist.
In her own words: “Everything has a life and offers an opportunity for design, from the smallest to the largest project. A commitment to design is a way of life”. Mariko brings this attention to detail and commitment to quality and excellence to every project she works on. She would be honored to have the opportunity to share her unique view and sense of design with you, the client.
Carissa Ambers | Kitchen & Bath Designer
Carissa, a native Oregonian, started her design career in 2009. She holds a degree in Interior Design combined with over 20 years of experience working in the construction field. Her introduction to construction began at an early age as she worked alongside her father learning the ins and outs of the construction industry. Carissa is passionate about designing kitchen and bath spaces and feels inspired by the clients she gets to serve. Highly organized and creative, she is described as compassionate, patient, loyal, and a great listener. Carissa loves getting to spend time with clients designing their dream space. She is inspired by other designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and Joanna Gaines.
Outside of designing, Carissa dedicates her time to running an Etsy shop where she sells antiques and homemade crafts. She also enjoys spending time outside camping, hiking, and fishing. Her and her husband reside in Springfield, Oregon but they love to travel. They particularly love to visit the coast, Portland, or Olympia. If Carissa described the perfect day it would involve, getting up late, going to brunch, and visiting estate sales!
Mac Wood | Design Assistant
Mac grew up in Charlottesville Virginia, moved to Boulder where he attended and graduated from the University of Colorado. After graduating he was off to New Zealand for an adventure of a lifetime, he walked across New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail, this 1800 mile hike took him 6 months to complete.
Back from New Zealand, with a plan to attend the University of Oregon to obtain a masters degree in sustainable architecture, he relocated to Eugene. Mac’s drive and motivation lead him in the door of Castile Kitchen & Bath as he pursued work in construction industry, looking be be part of a reputable team. With a passion for design and architecture, an eye for detail, great spacial awareness he has become an asset to the Castile design team.
Mac enjoys connecting with friends, reading, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and he’s up for any adventure in the great outdoors.
Rae Anne Chamberlin | 2020 Specialist
Rae Anne is Castile Kitchen & Bath’s 2020 Specialist. She began her career in Kitchen Design in 2009, motivated by her ability to combine form and function while creating aesthetically pleasing spaces, central in the home. Using 2020 cabinet design software, Rae Anne creates life-like detailed three-dimensional drawings of the proposed new design for the space. The cabinets selected and displayed in each design are specific to the cabinet manufacturer chosen by the designer and once the design is approved she can complete the cabinet order from this software. Rae Anne is a gifted problem solver who enjoys listening to clients and helping them find out-of-the-box solutions for their design projects. More than anything, Rae Anne desires to create something that is not only functional but beautiful. In her own words, “experience has been an incredible teacher, I finally know what my mother meant when she said the devil is in the details.”
In her free time, Rae Anne races a sailboat for seven months of the year and also grows bonsai trees. Born on the East Coast, she was raised in Oregon. She and her husband reside in Lane County with their two German Shepards and three cats!
Rich Barnes, CRPM, CLC | Production Manager
Rich grew up in Eureka California, attended College at Arizona State, moved to Washington and Michigan and finally settled with his family in Bend, Oregon. In 2006 he relocated to Eugene. Rich is a veteran of the construction industry. He shows remarkable and reliable intelligence on multiple aspects of any job he has been presented with!
Rich has two adult children, Derek and Raeann, who also live in Oregon. He loves to watch college sports, especially Ducks games as he is a huge fan. He enjoys grilling outdoors and considers himself a great cook. In his spare time, Rich will golf, kayak, bicycle and backpack; basically any activity he can do while outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Oregon he calls home.
Jesse Jones, CLC | Lead Carpenter
Jesse was visiting Oregon from his hometown of Inyokern in California with his family in 2012. Shortly after his visit, Oregon called him back and he decided to make a permanent home here with his family. Jesse has several years’ experience with various types of construction-related trades. Jesse came onboard with Castile Kitchen & Bath motivated and hit the ground running as the carpenter’s assistant, quickly rising to become a qualified carpenter. He brings to work an enthusiasm and drive, always prepared for whatever the day may bring!
Jesse and his wife Sheree have three boys: Jesse, Andrew and Mason. Jesse enjoys playing and watching sports as well as fishing and camping. While in Eugene, Jesse and his wife like to find new and fun places to eat, as well as go to both Ducks and Emeralds games.
Keith Leesman | Lead Carpenter
Keith, a second generation craftsman has been part of the construction industry for as long as he can remember. He is a life-long resident of Lane County, born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area. His father was a local home builder who operated in the area for over 50 years. At a young age Keith would find himself on job sites helping his dad and learning all that he could. Today he is a veteran in the construction industry, known for his quality craftsmanship and his patience and ability to teach the upcoming generation in our growing industry. Keith was one of Forrest Castile’s original mentors as he was just getting started in the remodeling industry.
Keith now calls Harrisburg, Oregon his home. He enjoys spending time working on his Koi pond, where you can find a variety of animals; fish, bullfrogs, and turtles, along with many native plants. He is an avid Oregon Ducks fan and the master at making jalapeño butter-injected, Cajun-rubbed, deep-fried turkey.
Jesse Sawyer | Lead Carpenter
Jesse, a second generation craftsman has worked in the construction industry since he was 14. At this early age his father taught him and his brothers the art of building. Over the years he has developed an extensive skill set through his work within the construction industry. His drive to complete a project from start to finish along with his commitment to honesty, integrity, and being a team player, are just a few assets that set him apart in the industry. Working with his hands and creating something clients will love for years to come is of the utmost importance to Jesse. Seeing the look of joy and excitement on the faces of his clients as the project comes to a close continues to fuel his passion and motivation in his work. He lives by the motto his father taught him, “do the work as if you were doing it for yourself” and is described as someone who never gives up.
While his childhood dream of becoming a race car driver did not pan out, he grew into a career he is passionate about. A dedicated family man, he is proud of and constantly inspired by his children. Originally from Oregon, he and his family currently reside in Junction City. Outside of work Jesse enjoys watching football, hiking, fishing, camping, and spending time with those he loves!
Todd Byars | Finished Carpenter
Todd serves as a Finish Carpenter for Castile Kitchen & Bath! Originally from Lake Tahoe, California, he began his career after graduating high school. Two of Todd’s biggest work accomplishments during his time working in Tahoe are turning a condominium complex in severe disrepair into a thriving and desirable community. The other, finishing lakefront estates on the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe! Todd had earned his title as a craftsman and brings his talent and skill set here to Castile Kitchen & Bath daily. He sets himself apart in the industry with his positive optimistic attitude and humble nature! The most exciting part of his job is bringing joy and satisfaction to the clients he serves.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Todd moved to Eugene in 2022 to enjoy all Oregon has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys fishing, skiing, and crabbing! While Todd is proud of all three of his children, he is inspired by his oldest daughter who is currently working on her Ph.D. Todd is known for his quick-witted humor and for finding the positive in everything!
Kelli Martin | Office Manager
Kelli serves as the office manager for Castile Kitchen & Bath. With 26 years of experience in her field, Kelli has a strong work ethic, is dependable, and accommodating. Demonstrating a humble attitude Kelli aims to constantly grow and improve her knowledge of the company. The best part of her job is making a difference for those she works with. As a team player, Kelli strives to support the Castile Kitchen & Bath staff in a way that helps others be successful in all their projects.
Kelli is native to Eugene and has settled here with her two daughters. Being a mother has been Kelli’s greatest accomplishment. During her free time Kelli loves to explore the beauty of Oregon by hiking, kayaking, camping, and catching a sunset at the beach. She also loves to play sports, host family and friends, cook, wood work, and check out garage sales. Although she isn’t the best at playing billiards, she prides herself on her ability to consistently win ping pong matches.
Autumn Hopwood | Assistant Marketing Director
Autumn serves as the Assistant Marketing Director for Castile Kitchen & Bath. As a part of the showcasing team, Autumn is responsible for promoting and showcasing who Castile is as a company, as well as the work done within the community and with peers in the industry. With a background in art, creative writing, and teaching, as well as her natural strength to build strong relationships and collaborate with a team, she has proven herself to be a natural in this role. Autumn brings dedication, hard work, leadership, honesty, and lots of laughs to everything she does. Beginning as an administrative assistant at Castile, Autumn’s enthusiasm for sharing Castile’s work, networking in the community, and love of writing and people has inspired her to pursue that passion through marketing!
Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, Autumn moved to Eugene in 2020 with her husband and two cats from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was drawn to Oregon by the abundance of hiking trails and the outdoor-focused communities. After earning her teaching degree, Autumn and her husband set out to hike 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Following the completion of the trail, they were in search of a home that supported their love of the outdoors. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, backpacking, rock hounding, chasing waterfalls, reading, and painting.
Terrie Wilson | Bookkeeper
Terrie serves as Castile Kitchen & Bath’s bookkeeper. With over 20 years of financial and customer service experience in the remodeling industry, Terrie brings decades of knowledge to her profession. With a lifetime love of numbers, Terrie returned to school in the early 2000s to pursue a degree in accounting. Terrie brings a deep and thorough knowledge of accounting and financial principles to work with her each day and is quick to learn and take on new systems and skills. She is known for her hard work, attention to detail, loyalty, and big heart making her an asset at Castile and within the industry. Besides graduating from college, her long successful career in the construction industry is one of her greatest achievements.
Terrie was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon, but now resides in Veneta, Oregon. She and her husband own a large piece of land where she enjoys gardening and tending to her goats and chickens. Outside of work she enjoys curling up with her dog to read a good book, knitting, or taking trips to the coast!
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