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Karen Pieters Founder and President Yesteryear Studios

Karen Pieters
Founder and President
Yesteryear Studios

Welcome to Yesteryear Studios!

It started as a gift for my nieces and nephews.  Becoming an aunt sparked memories of my Grandma, someone I loved very much.  As I remembered the stories she told me and the old photos floated through my mind, I became obsessed with making sure they – and she – wouldn’t be forgotten.

The solution turned out to be my very first Talking Memoir.  It was a huge project, but to this day it is still one of the best things I have ever done.

A few years later I was living on a boat in a very small town in Florida (that is a story for another time) and needed to make a living.  My background was in process analysis and efficiency – the type of thing large corporations do.  There are no large corporations in Crystal River.

One day I was telling a friend about the memoir I created and found myself saying “everyone should have one of these”.  It was a lightbulb moment.  I used my experience in process analysis to find a way for you to be able to create a memoir and have the same wonderful experience talking to your loved ones that I had, without buying a lot of software and spending weeks putting it together.

Below is a short video I created about my Grandma.  I hope it inspires you to pass on your stories to the ones you love.

Sincerely,

Karen

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