KAYU® International Team

“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
image of Kayu team at SE Asia Strategic Meeting

KAYU Strategic Business Meetings (SE Asia – 2014)


“A team is a reflection of its leader.” ― Sunday Adelaja


Steven P Wilson – President

Over 35 years as an industry leader importing and marketing wood products from South East Asia, Central America, South America and New Zealand. Instrumental with his position of General Manager at leading previous employer to the 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.

image of Steve Wilson, President and Owner of Kayu International, Inc.

Steve Wilson, President and Owner of Kayu International, Inc.


Mike Goodrich – Senior Vice President:  Mike started his career ‘hands on” in manufacturing and has been traveling to SE Asia purchasing, building programs, in the lumber industry for over 40 years.  He contributes a number of key qualities to KAYU and supports the advancement of the company to an even higher level.  Most notably coordinating KAYU’s customer/market needs with our suppliers.

Mike works actively with the KAYU team in all facets at a senior level, skillfully and carefully building our product strength and further solidifying our relationship with both our suppliers and customers.



Mike Goodrich, Senior Vice President


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. 2014 marks more than 20 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.

image of KAYU President & Owner Steve Wilson and Wife Robin Lynn Wilson, VP of Marketing

KAYU President & Owner Steve Wilson and Wife Robin Lynn Wilson, VP of Marketing


Gina Schaefer – General Manager | 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 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 inside sales and purchasing.

image of Gina Schaefer, Office Manager / Sales

Gina Schaefer, Office Manager / Sales


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


Natalie Smith – Sales

Dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated, Natalie holds a business degree 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, Marketing and Account management. She speaks Spanish and has traveled and lived all over the world.

image of Natalie Smith – Sales & Marketing

Natalie Smith – Sales & Marketing

Debbie McPherson – Sales | Canadian Sales

A 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.



Eric Maya – Warehouse

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. Eric is an instrumental KAYU team contributor for our overall success.


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