Toys, Games, and Unique Gifts: Entrepreneurial spirit drives Edmistons
Two niche markets-toys/games and a Web site for gifts-have taken husband-and-wife entrepreneurs into new territories.
Steve Edmiston is president of Seattle’s Front Porch Classics. The company creates retro-feel toys and games. Melody Wickline Edmiston has created a Web-based consumer retail site specializing in high-quality and hard-to-find gift ideas. The couple lives in Des Moines. Both are Washington State University alumni.
Before joining the game company, Steve had created a Dread Pirate game as a Christmas gift for their daughters, 12 and 8. The game eventually developed into one of Front Porch Classics’ leading products.
Melody (’84 Bus. Adm.) watched the marketing of that game, later … » More …