Caracolores launches this week!

Long-time client and OSU emeritis faculty, Ann C. Schauber, has launched Caracolores, along with a cohort of collaborators, Alan Kirk, Rebecca Kirk, Chiquita Tillman McAllister, Doris Cancel-Tirado, Ken Grimes. Their aim is to awaken individual, relationship, and group inner and interconnections through cultural facilitation and training. The site includes video and audiocasts, interactive diagrams, and […]

Oregon Berries site goes live

Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission had me revise their site platform and design this year and we’ve launched it this month. The site is built using Worpdpress content management system, secure forms plugins, special search and display plugins, embedded media and calendar, and hundreds of recipes and research reports.

Oregon Berry Festival

I’ve been working with the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission and Food First Marketing to promote their upcoming Oregon Berry Festival event scheduled for July 22 & 23, 2011 at the Ecotrust Center in NW Portland, Oregon. Go to the site and find out what’s happening all month long. Be sure to click the Google […]

Jwalan Muktikã School web site

For the past few weeks, I’ve been concentrating on revising a web site for Jwalan Muktikã School in Whitefish, MT. The results are stunning. We used motifs from the previous printed brochures so have a deep and rich scheme. This WordPress-driven site uses simple shopping cart plugins, collapsible/expandable menus, Google analytics, event registration, HTML 5, […]

Corvallis Pilates now online

This week I am finishing up design of the Corvallis Pilates web site for owner, Allison McPherson. Learn about her teaching philospphy and the work of Joseph Pilates. Her new site allows her to update photos and text easily, any time day or night, without having to pay a maintenance fee.

Nordyke Family launches River Tours

The Nordyke Family of Corvallis has launched Nordyke’s NW Guide Services. Captain John Nordyke will take you one of of 3 tours of the Willamette River this summer in his North River jet boat. They launched their new endeavor with the help of a web site, designed by Pam Van Londen, which shows the handling […]

Evans Consulting Services goes online

Evans Consulting Services has launched their business this month to provide land development planning services, long range policy development, and universal design and assessment. Their web site portrays the quality of work provided by C. Jeffery Evans, the primary consultant. His numerous legal writings will be hosted on the site to aid his clients. This […]

RN on Call opens Gluten Intolerance web site

RN On Call‘s Nadine Grzeskowiak is going national with her expertise about Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerence. helped her launch her new venture with a logo design and web site. Patients and others seeking more information and support can participate in discussions about gluten intolerance, upload gluten-free recipes, and read about recommendations. Grzeskowiak will […]

Women Role Models Project

When I where my teaching hat for OSU’s Women Studies and Computer Science departments, I get to rub virtual elbows with many great women from our past and present. So that girls and women from all walks of life around the globe will be inspired to excel at any dream, a handful of interns and […]

A web site fit for a prestigious choir

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir has a new web site designed by and powered by WordPress. Now, staff and volunteers will be able to make timely updates and even print the newsletter from the web site, reducing the number of times data gets typed, distributed, formatted, and edited. The new web site easily […]

Corvallis Football Acadamy gets a new site

Corvallis Football Academy is a young soccer club that needed an online presence to help it grow. In 2006, designed a site for them and has just recently revised the design and menu system to accommodate a growing audience. The content management system (CMS) we’re using is WordPress, which is a simple to learn […]

Piano Dreams the Movie launches in Nov

Piano Dreams the Movie, a locally-produced movie, launches this November in Corvallis. A community of goofy folks have written and starred in this movie about playing music. Their new web site, designed by, tells about the plot, cast, crew, and come November, will allow you to purchase a copy from Take a look […] gets a face list Owner, Pam Van Londen is also an artist. Her sister-site, has just been redesigned with a new look, shopping cart for purchasing landscape paintings, and links to books and art supplies to purchase. The site uses WordPress, an open source content management system for blogging, displaying galleries, and discussions. The body of her […]

Suz Doyle gets new site

Composer, Performer, and Teacher, Suz Doyle, and I have revamped her web site. Her site now includes a content management system which allows her to add functions and content very quickly. She’s also added much more content, including links to purchase her CDs, movies, individual songs, and ringtones.

Corvallis Art Guild goes live

Corvallis Art Guild for 2-dimensional artists in Linn and Benton counties, Oregon, has been in existence since the 1960’s and besides their far-reaching community programs, now has a world-wide presence to support artists needs. With assistance from, the guild can provide information to prospective members, existing and exhibiting members, and provide online tools for […]

Berry & Grape Information Network gets a new look

Several years ago, designed the Berry & Grape Information Network web site or OSU Extension. This year, the site was redesigned and launched using a content managment system to make it easier for OSU Experiment Station staff to make updates and add articles. The new site is fun to look at, easy to navigate, […]

Hise Studio adds a web site

Corvallis, Oregon’s Hise Studio and Photo Finishing has added a web site using their new domain which supplements their online proofing and purchasing web site. The slick tabs, embedded Google map, and slide shows help customers see lots of work for various groups. Photography tips are fed into the right column. Students of the CS […]

Harvest Music Festival 2007

The third annual Harvest Music Festival is gearing up to benefit Old Mill Center for Children and Families and the OSU/Corvallis Symphony. Pam Van Londen will again create the art, brochure, poster, web design, and printing advertising. OSU’s Music Publicist has this to say about our services (Thank you, Erin!): “Your work for the Harvest […]

Hands of Gold opens second location

Be Proactive! helped launch Hands of Gold Extraordinary Therapy in Lake Oswego, Oregon in 2002 and now, in 2007, they open their second location in Salem, Oregon. Here’s what Hands of Gold and a client say about Be Proactive! / web development services: “I would like to convey another huge compliment that I received […]

Johanna Sings her way to stardom

Longtime acquaintance, Johanna Beekman, has produced her second music CD and made a name for herself on iTunes. I was fortunate enough to design and help produce her CD packaging this time around and attend her concert at the UUFC in Corvallis last month. Keep an eye on Johanna; she’ll be quite famous one of […]

Harvest Music Festival slated for Sept 10

For the past two years, has sponsored the design and production of the Harvest Music Festival web site, poster, invitation, and advertising, in addition to adding in art created by founder, Pam Van Londen. Please join the sponsors of this benefit event in enjoying an elaborate evening of food, wine and beer, music, and […] is a division of Be Proactive!

Be Proactive! is back in full force, providing marketing consulting, graphic design, and web site development services to small and medium businesses around the USA. We’ve revised our business model somewhat, splitting the illustration and art services into and the marketing consulting, graphic design, and web site development services into For consultation, please […]


“The moment required her and she rose.” ~ Barbara Tuchman A Distant Mirror Regarding Joan of Arc, 1412-1431 Joan of Arc was born the daughter of a poor farmer, but her proactive spirit helped her lead an army and become a national heroine. For years before Joan was born, France and England had been fighting […]