Capturing Your Life Stories

Capturing Your Life Stories

Two Themes have run together in my life – saving lives and weaving. Many know of my career in highway construction representing several safety product manufacturers for Coral Sales Company. But even before then, as supervisor of long distance operators in the graveyard shift I was constantly working with the police on emergency calls. In both jobs I would go home knowing I had made a difference and my efforts at some point would save lives. ​ In my late twenties I learned of Oral Histories and was able to get my grandfather’s favorite stories down into a book which I reproduced and distributed throughout the family. I, once again, had found a different way to save lives. Seeing how my grandfather relaxed, knowing his stories won’t be forgotten, gave me another layer of satisfaction. In fact, I felt a calling to save more stories of people’s lives, so much in fact, that I quit my highway sales career and started my own business. ​ A second passion in my life has been basket weaving. Sparked by a class on “weaving with natural fibers” at Portland Community College, I pursued an interest in weaving baskets, starting with pine needle baskets and cedar bark to yarns and synthetic fibers. I was extremely fortunate to be able to participate in two basket weaving symposiums in Washington State where I met several basket weavers from Oregon with a similar love of the art. We came back to Portland and founded the Columbia River Basketry Guild, still going strong for over twenty five years. ​ My work now merges these two passions, saving...

Wiley Consulting

Wiley Consulting, Inc. bridges the gap between borrowers and lenders by connecting businesses that need to acquire financing with the lenders and investors that provide it. We work with our clients to create and execute well-conceived business plans and implement other financial strategies that result in higher profitability and faster controlled growth that will take their business to the next level. Wiley Consulting’s experience level is exceptional with all types of commercial credit and our ability to communicate with credit providers on their level is very effective. Steve Wiley is one of only a few commercial credit consultants in this area of small business consulting who fully understands the approval requirements and needs of the Underwriters, who analyze credit requests and compose the credit approval requests which are submitted for formal approval. This is due to the fact that Steve has worked extensively in each and every area of the loan production...

KPM Business Services

11124 NE Halsey St. PMB 525Portland, Oregon 97220 Website503-313-1823 ( Cell)kay.pea.emm@gmail.comName: Karen...