Steven Schreiber is a lifelong resident of Oregon and a graduate of Oregon State University. He served as an executive for the Port of Portland where he was responsible for the management of Portland International Airport and the Port's general aviation airports. Steven also served as Director of the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University and President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.
Volga Germans in Oregon
The first group of Volga Germans arrived in Oregon in 1881, encouraged by the economic opportunies offered by Henry Villard's transportation and resources company, the Oregon Improvement Co. About twenty-four households from Kansas traveled on the Union Pacific to San Francisco, where they boarded a Portland-bound steamer. Some …