My name is Beth, and the title my family came up with for me is "seamstress, product developer, morale booster." Really, I am just sewing things in my basement when I am not teaching at University of Portland or watching my grandson Chase (and soon I will be watching his baby cousin, Lela!)
The name Baynes & Co. comes from my side of the family. I am the daughter of Frank and Betty Baynes, and we came to Oregon via Indiana when I was in high school. My family has created strong roots in the Pacific Northwest, and we all still live here.
I retired from a lifetime of nursing in 2013, and I have since found several new careers, most recently as a seamstress for this outfit that my son sort of forced my into but really, now I love it.
I hand cut every piece of fabric in the basement of my house in SE Portland, the same house in which I raised all three of my children.
David teaches high school math by day, and operates Vancouver-based screenprint and graphic design shop Moreland Print by night. Beth's oldest son, he is also her favorite child on Mondays and Wednesdays.
His role in Baynes & Co. is limited to product modeling and saying yes to Meghaan and Beth's ideas. He helped design The Betty but that's all we trust him with.
See his other work at MorelandPrint.com and find his prints at TheUnionTee.com and i5Rivals.com
MEGHAAN JENNINGS CUMMINGS
Meghaan has inexplicably been David's partner since 2008, and made things official by marrying him in 2013. Their company Moreland Print would not exist without Meghaan. She bought David the equipment to start the business, she has supported him from the beginning, and she is the reason he continues to put time into the operation.
She is the visionary in Baynes & Co., choosing which fabrics go together and telling David "no" when he suggests new products, like wool dog leashes (he still insists it's a good idea).
Although she would not tell anyone this, she has the most beautiful singing voice you would ever hear, if you could be so lucky. It is not an exaggeration to say she has the voice of an angel.