Our Team

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KAYU Team with Mill Owner in SE Asia – 2016 Triannual Strategic Business Meetings

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

- Andrew Carnegie
Steven P Wilson – President: Over 40 years as an industry leader importing and marketing wood products from South East Asia, Central America, South America and New Zealand. Instrumental in his previous position as General Manager at a leading premier importer of wood products globally with sales of over $38 million annually.  Steve started KAYU International, Inc. in 1994 where he remains actively involved heading up sales and purchasing; with over 100 trips to SE Asia and numerous trips to Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador and Costa Rica, building solid personal relationships with suppliers. Steve is fluent in Indonesian and Spanish.
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Steve Wilson, President, at Supplier | Indonesia

"A team is a reflection of its leader.”

- Sunday Adelaja
Robin Lynn Wilson, MBA – VP of Product Development | Marketing: Energetic, highly motivated, results focused with a proven track record of more than 20 years of Project Management and consulting with fortune 500 companies for complex system implementations. Joining the KAYU International team in 2007 and utilizing her broad-based competencies, facilitates the “behind-the scenes” marketing and development solutions for both USA and International based relationships. 2018 marks more than 30 trips to Asia, demonstrating commitment and loyalty.  Working in partnership with husband, Steve Wilson, is positively regarded in the Asian culture and the long legacy of Family Owned mill suppliers that Steve has been working exclusively with since KAYU International’s inception.
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Steve Wilson, President and Owner with Wife Robin Lynn Wilson, VP of Marketing
Gina Schaefer – General Manager, Partner | NE Sales: A graduate of Portland State University with a degree in business management, Gina has a long history with KAYU International and started with the company in 1998, proving both highly dedication and loyalty.  In her role at KAYU, Gina directs all financial aspects of the business, including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control, budgeting and monitoring financial performance.  She is also involved in sales and purchasing.
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Gina Schaefer, Finance Manager | Partner

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

- Helen Keller
Brian Serbu – Finance Manager: Consistent and dedicated to managing Kayu finances and operational needs. Brian has an MBA from Oregon State University and has a broad set of professional skills. At Kayu, he handles projects related to growth and continuous business improvement.
Brian Serbu - Finance Manager
Brian Serbu - Finance Manager
Natalie Wilson-Smith – Sales Territory Manager: Dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated, Natalie holds a business degree with a Spanish minor from Oregon State University.  After several years gaining experience in sales, marketing and management in other industries, she joined the KAYU team in 2011. Her main roles include overseeing Sales and Account Management.  She speaks Spanish and has traveled and lived all over the world.
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Natalie Wilson - Smith, Sales Territory Manager
Steven Schlesser – Sales Territory Manager:
Steven Schlesser - Sales Territory Manager
Steven Schlesser - Sales Territory Manager
Debbie McPherson – Sales Professional: Highly motivated professional who possesses well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Oregon State University.  She utilizes her in-depth knowledge of strategic relationship development and marketing experience combined with her confidence, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence to contribute to the overall success of Kayu international.
Debbie Mcpherson - Sales Professional
Debbie Mcpherson - Sales Professional
Chase Calhoun – Sales Representative: Thrives in our fast-paced business environment with his natural high-energy level, positive disposition and self-determination. He has a passion for the kayu products and is readily growing his sales territory. Partnering his time with Sales and the Warehouse, he is appreciated for the added support he provides in the warehouse preparing orders for an accurate and on-time shipment.

Chase Calhoun -  Sales Representative
Alicia Stewart – Office Administrator: The friendly face you’ll see as you enter the door, Alicia is always ready to help. She is hard working and involved in many of Kayu’s ongoing projects.
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Alicia Stewart - Office Administrator
Alfredo “Fred” Sanchez – Warehouse Manager: Industry knowledgeable, energetic and focused on delivery of our constant and demanding shipping needs.  He is well versed with KAYU International products, shipping, and handling of the lumber.  Filled with energy, precision and committed to excellence.  Fred is an instrumental KAYU team contributor for our overall success.
Alfredo 'Fred' Sanchez - Warehouse Manager
Joseph Yang – Warehouse Enthusiastic about working for Kayu, he is always on the move in the warehouse. Chris is a valuable member of the warehouse who pulls and prepares orders, and helps keep Kayu running smoothly.
Joseph Yang - Warehouse

“The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.”

- Simon Sinek

KAYU Wilsonville, Oregon Warehouse

Kayu® Wilsonville Warehouse
Kayu® Wilsonville Warehouse
Natalie Smith checking on a shipment heading to our Distributor
Natalie Smith checking on a shipment heading to our Distributor
KAYU Deck Tiles Ready for Shipment
Preparing Shipments for our Distributors
Moving Inventory to our Distributors
Kayu® Wilsonville Warehouse
KAYU Exotic Hardwood - on it's way to our distributor. Great TEAM work!
Kayu® Wilsonville Warehouse
Kayu® Wilsonville Warehouse