The Kayu Team
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.
President & Owner
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.
Robin Lynn Wilson, MBA
Executive Sales Manager/ Wholesale Distributors
Sam is resourceful, driven, and innovative in her management techniques. Organized and diligent with excellent interpersonal communication skills. With her HR skills she is building and managing a dynamic team. Sam will continue to be dedicated to managing the finances and operational needs of Kayu, while assisting with the continuous growth of the company. During her time away from Kayu she spends time playing with her grandchildren, riding at the dunes, and baking yummy goodies for her family.
Brooklyn’s job entails answering phones, managing social media, distributing the daily mail, data entry of freight invoices, Creating Tally Sheets for packing lists, organizing Original Mill Documents, and more.
She loves to help her husband Jeremy out with the ranch, and spending time with their daughter Scarlett.
Alexis plays a key role in assisting the General Manager with many tasks at hand, account management, reporting, invoicing and inventory. Being able to create Standard Operating Procedures, multitask, and motivate staff, she ensures all the daily operations are running smoothly. With having an extensive background in management, she provides guidance and support to help Kayu employees set and accomplish their goals.
She loves spending time with her family, friends and fur babies
Assistant General Manager
Industry knowledgeable and focused on Inside Sales and delivery of our constant and demanding shipping needs. He is well versed with KAYU International products, shipping, and handling of the lumber. Fred is an instrumental KAYU team contributor for our overall success.
Fred is bilingual in English and Spanish
Alfredo “Fred” Sanchez
Inside Sales | Warehouse 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.