"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 Olson was looking for a biology curriculum to assist her in homeschooling her (then) two high-school age sons. She knew what she wanted but was unable to find it on the current curriculum market. So, Wes Olson, with his 15 years of corporate film production experience, and his natural love of science, set out to create the curriculum. In 2004 Westfield Studios was founded and the 101 series began production with Biology 101.
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 home school curriculum from a biblical perspective. The series includes Biology 101, Chemistry 101 and Physics 101. The next slated film is General Science 101 with an expected release date of Fall/Winter 2019.
The Olson Family
Wes and Tammy Olson have four children (all homeschooled): Lucas, Micah, Rebekah and Hannah. 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. And 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 furthering of the kingdom of God. Developing and producing the 101 series has been a way for him to do just that.
Wes and Tammy met while attending Multnomah Bible College and were married the day after graduation, thirty-six years ago. They lived in the Portland, Oregon area until the year 2000 when they moved to Kamiah, Idaho. Kamiah is situated in the beautiful Clearwater River Valley where he continues to fulfill his desire to educate people for the glory of God.
Tammy Olson is the Marketing Manager for the 101 Series and is the coordinator for business and home activities. She is responsible for making the house run smoothly around the daily life of a home-based business. In her off-time she enjoys gardening and DIY projects.
Lucas Olson married Tessa on June 19, 2010 and they live in Lewiston, Idaho where He works at The Diamond Shop as a Goldsmith and Sales Associate. They have three sons: Malcolm, Marek, Rory and a daughter Ivy Grace.
Micah Olson married Aleah on July 3, 2010, they live in Kooskia, Idaho with their daughters, Lashawna and Kenna. Micah works at Westfield Studios in website development, email marketing, graphic design, video editing and marketing consulting.
Rebekah married Burl Thompson on June 11, 2016. They have a daughter named Scarlet and are working on their recently purchased 20 acres building a home. Burl Works for a local family-owned business.
Hannah Olson works for the local credit union as a full time Customer Service Representative. And is excited for what life has in store.