“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all
around your table. ” —Psalms 128:3
In the year 2003 Tammy was looking for a biology curriculum to assist her in homeschooling her two highschool age sons. She could not find what she was looking for on the curriculum market. So Wes, with his 15 years of corporate film production experience, and his natural love of science, decided to make the curriculum she was looking for. In 2004 Westfield Studios was founded and production for Biology 101 began.
The 101 Series
The objective of The 101 Series is to provide easy to use, understandable and visually rich highschool-level homeschool curriculum. Biology 101 and Chemistry 101 are part of a planned science series. The next film: Physics 101 is in pre-production with an expected release date of early 2014.
The Olson Family
Wes and Tammy have four children (all homeschooled): Lucas (28), Micah (25), Rebekah (21) and Hannah (14). Wes and Tammy are committed to serving God and to having a family that glorifies Him in the way they interact, work, play and live. They recognize how important a good marriage is to the health of the family as a whole.
They have two firm dates: every day they spend about an hour walking together, discussing what's happening with themselves and the children, spiritual issues, and their thoughts about the future. Once a month, on the “anniversary day” of their marriage, they have a date to celebrate their love and commitment to each other.
In 2010 Lucas and Micah both married, bringing two daughters-in-law into the family.
Wes Olson took an interest in film production way back in the 1970’s when video was still recorded on reel-to-reel tapes. He attended the film school at the University of Southern California with the hope of getting into film production. After one semester, his life radically changed. Wes became a Christian, and God took him on a twelve-year “detour.” Video production faded far, far away and disappeared over the horizon.
Since becoming a Christian in 1979, Wes has been an avid student of the Bible. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, he later moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Multnomah Bible College where he graduated in 1984.
In 1991, through a series of unexpected events, Wes began making corporate videos in Portland, Oregon, learning filming, directing, lighting, sound design, and editing.
For the next fifteen years, he produced videos for local companies like Boeing and Portland General Electric. Corporate clients especially appreciated his ability to take complex subjects and make them understandable to their audiences.
It had long been a dream of Wes' to take his film making and teaching abilities and use them for the glory of God. Developing and producing The 101 Series has been a way for him to do just that.
Wes and his wife Tammy met while attending Multnomah Bible College and were married the day after graduation, Thrity years ago. They lived in the Portland, Oregon area until 2000 when they moved to Kamiah, Idaho situated in the Clearwater Valley.
Tammy is responsible for making the house run smoothly around the daily life of a home-based business while continuing to homeschool her youngest daughter. She is the Marketing Manager for the 101 Series and is the coordinator for business and home activities. She enjoys gardening and DIY projects.
Lucas married Tessa on June 19, 2010 and they live in Lewiston, Idaho where Lucas works as a Goldsmith.
He is an Eagle Scout and likes camping, hiking, biking, knife throwing, the great outdoors, guns, lively conversations, his Savior and spending time with his wife, two sons (Malcolm and Marek) and little one on the way.
Lucas has a love of music and occasionally plays the piano at local events.
Micah married Aleah on July 3, 2010 and lives in Kooskia, Idaho where He works as a carpenter building, finishing and remodeling. Micah followed in the footsteps of his older brother and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His interests are in construction, architecture, photography and natural/sustainable living. He plays guitar and loves his job, Savior, wife and little girl, Lashawna.
Rebekah is Manager of the shipping and handling at Westfield Studios. She also works in a shipping department for another local business and enjoys activities like riding/training her horse, traveling, visiting friends, and snowboarding.
Hannah stays busy with education, reading and art. She is in 8th grade and is part of a local Bible Quiz Team that competes nationwide. She helps around the house to keep it running smoothly while the family works on The 101 Series.