"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 high school 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 glorify God by providing easy to use, understandable and visually rich high school-level homeschool curriculum from a biblical perspective. The next slated film is General Science 101 with an expected release date of Winter 2018.
The Olson Family
Wes and Tammy have four children (all homeschooled): Lucas (31), Micah (28), Rebekah (24) and Hannah (17). 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.
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 (now Multnomah University) 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, thirty-three years ago. They lived in the Portland, Oregon area until 2000 when they moved to Kamiah, Idaho situated in the Clearwater Valley where he continues to fulfill his dream of educating people for the glory of God.
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 at The Diamond Shop as a Goldsmith. They have three sons: Malcolm, Marek and Rory and are expecting a daughter. He composes the music for the 101 series films.
Micah married Aleah on July 3, 2010, they live in Kooskia with their daughters, Lashawna and Kenna. They are working on building a house on their 5 acres. Micah works at Westfield Studios as a graphic and website designer, video editor and marketing consultant.
Rebekah married Burl Thompson on June 11, 2016. They are expecting their first child and are working on their recently purchased 20 acres building a home. They both work for a local family-owned business.
Hannah stays busy with work, school and art. She is in 12th grade and is part of a local Bible quiz team that competes nationwide. She works part-time at the Freedom Northwest Credit Union in Loan Support.