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eBook Designer Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott

Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott has over 30 years of graphic design and marketing experience, receiving her degree in art from the University of Washington (1981). She established her advertising agency, OneWay Advertising, in 1988, offering professional design and marketing services to clients such as Yellowstone Park, Winston Fly Rod Company, Montana Mining Association, and Grouse Mountain Lodge, for which she won several Montana Addy awards for artistic creation.

In 1999 Suzanne added web design and Internet marketing to her list of advertising and design services. In 2010 Suzanne expanded again, offering an online helps and tips venue for the self-publishing author.

Suzanne has facilitated the publication of several Port Hole books into eBook fomat.

Suzanne has published numerous self-help tutorials, guides, videos and books and loves writing children's and young adult fantasy/mystery novels. When not writing, Suzanne enjoys painting, drawing, traveling and taking walks on Oregon Coast beaches with her husband, looking for fossils and agates.





Editor - Judy Fleagle

Judy graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in English. She spent 22 years teaching first and second grades in California and 21 years as a staff writer and editor at Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines published in Florence, Oregon, where she resides.

Since retiring, she has continued as a freelance writer and editor. She co-authored Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges, in 2010. She has also written a memoir of her parents’ lives, Chuck and Jean: the Interesting Years, published in 1992.











Editor - Burney Garelick

Burney has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from the University of Michigan. She was an English instructor at Memphis State University, and has held a variety of positions in publishing, including typesetting and graphic arts, editing, writing of press releases, features and local color pieces.

She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, and for various newsletters and magazines. She presently does research, writing and layout for Arts & Entertainment, the weekly entertainment section of the Siuslaw News and Newport News Times, in Florence and Newport, Oregon, specializing in music, art and theater reviews.










Editor - Carol Gunderson

Carol was introduced to the editing field as the “designated reader and first critic” of all manuscripts written by her daughter, bestselling author Ellen Gunderson Traylor.

Carol graduated at the top of her class at Watsonville Union High School, Watsonville, CA, in 1943. Carol was the librarian for Bible Standard College (later Eugene Bible College and now New Hope College) in Eugene, Oregon. She was trained in bookkeeping at Eugene Business College, served as bookkeeper at First Baptist Church in Eugene, and Great Life Camps of Waitts Lake, WA.

Carol worked for several years in her daughter's bookstore, Port Hole Books, in Florence, Oregon and Polson, Montana, greeting the public and doing data entry.

Carol compiled a history of Great Life Camps, and wrote a children’s bible survey for her grandsons. She assisted her husband, Herb, for many years as a professor’s wife and co-teacher of Bible classes.

Carol spends countless hours working advanced crossword puzzles and acrostics, keeping her skills with spelling and language sharp and up-to-date.

Carol is an accomplished poet, having written a collection of poems entitled The Morning Porch - Poems and Reflections from a Quiet Heart (Port Hole Publications, 2011).


Electronics & Software Engineer - David Hafen
Computer Technician - Michael Murray

David & Michael are responsible for our extensive WIFI networks, computers, and our several websites. David is a disabled Navy Veteran and the Lead Engineer for CrossWay Technology in Reedsport, Oregon, which owned by his wife Teresa. Michael is the Lead Computer Technician at CrossWay Technology. They joined our staff in August, 2013. Together, David and Michael are a constant supply of humor and make tech support projects lots of fun, as well as being devoted professionals.

David studied Electronics & Computers while in the U.S. Navy, at Mt. Hood Community College, Motorola Corp., Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon. He's been involved in this field since 1975.

Michael Studied Electronics & Computers while providing customer technical support at Hewlett Packard. Mostly self-taught,  he has become somewhat of a master with both PCs and Apple Mac computers. Amazingly, Michael somehow recalls computer hardware specifications like a living encyclopedia. He's been working on computers since 1994.




Graphic Designer - Ruth Kirkpatrick

We welcome Ruth Kirkpatrick to our staff. Ruth is a multi-talented woman and we are using her abilities in several ways: as digital designer of book covers, interiors and promotional materials; publicist; data-entry clerk and girl-Friday.

At seventy something, Ruth is an artist of oils and water media for over 40 years She enjoys living on the Oregon coast, even though it means a long drive to see family living in Bend.

“Gardiner is the most wonderful place to live!" she says. "It does not even have a grocery store, but every day there is beach and wild life to capture in painting, writing or in graphic design.

“For nearly fifteen years I’ve been developing a realistic, digital painting technique. It is very gratifying to use these tools in designing book covers for Port Hole Publications.”








Graphic Designer - Carolyn Nordahl

Carolyn, who has lived in Florence since 1952, has enjoyed art and design since childhood. She studied art throughout her school years and took formal classes at Lane Community College, the University or Oregon, and Portland State College. She taught tole painting for many years and then moved on to oils. She is presently interested in watercolor and displays her work at the Siuslaw News lobby in Florence.

Carolyn has worked as a graphic artist and page designer for the Siuslaw News for 35 years and does the page finish work. She is the cover designer for Port Hole Publications and enjoys the technical issues that are involved in the book publishing process.

Carolyn owns Echo Graphics where she does composition and graphic arts for both off-set and web press operations. She is also the Editor/Publisher for the Siuslaw Alumni Association Newsletter.

Carolyn finished her first book, Grandma's Windowshade: Memories and Recipes from a Northwest Childhood, published by Port Hole Publications July, 2013. Her book is illustrated in full color with Carolyn's watercolor paintings.






Illustrator - Deborah Maze

Deborah Maze has been an illustrator for more than 25 years. Her rich detailed paintings have graced the pages of numerous children’s books and a range of products including greeting cards, gift bags, and jewelry boxes.

Deborah has illustrated over 40 books including “The World of Narnia” picture-book series, adapted from C. S. Lewis’ beloved classic “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The World of Little House” from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books published by Harper Collins. She has also illustrated over 20 books for noted pediatrician Dr. Bill Sears, among them The Baby Book published by Little Brown.

We are proud to introduce her to our staff, as the illustrator for Jerry Copeland's The Lion Who Loved to Laugh (Port Hole Publications - 2014).

A partial list of other clients include: McGraw-Hill, Barron’s Children’s Books, Children of Faith/Waterbrook Press, The L.E.A.N. Group, Creation House, Marion Heath Greeting Cards, Berkeley Designs and Rhapsody Limited. Deborah resides in Southern California with her husband John and dog “Kenny."





Social Media Networking - Tyron and Lisa Georgiades

This dynamic duo uses their “social savvy” to promote our Porthole Publications, Bookstore and authors on the web. Born and raised in South Africa, this couple came to Oregon in 2006, where they took up the positions of Youth and Worship Pastors until 2011 when they returned to their homeland.

Tyron studied Christian Theology at the Cornerstone Christian College in Cape Town and continued his studies in Oregon, becoming a Licensed AG Minister. He is in the process of setting up a partnership with a local business owner in the Pet Industry in the Western Cape.

Lisa has studied Musical Theatre and Classical Piano in Cape Town. She has since been involved in various stage productions in Florence, OR as well as using her talents in her local church and is in the process of recording a CD of her original songs.

They have two beautiful children and currently reside in Cape Town, South Africa where they continue their work of advancing our online presence.