Clients & Endorsements

Mary is a freelance video producer in Seattle. She creates videos to help your business or nonprofit grow. Visit her LinkedIn page, and see her videos on Vimeo. You can reach her at

Partial list of clients over the years

Business Impact NW (Covestream) • C.A.S.T. for Kids • Center for Ethical Leadership • Compass Housing Alliance • Crown College (St Bonifacius, Minnesota) • Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (Covestream) • Equal Exchange • Family Services • Foss Home and Village • Girl Scouts – Totem Council • Immanuel Community Services • King County Superior Court, Juvenile Court Services • League of Women Voters • Lutheran Community Services • Lutheran Volunteer Corps • Lutheran World Relief • Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center (Bellingham) • Mennonite Central Committee • Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance • Seattle University, College of Education • SEIU Healthcare (Covestream) • The Church Council of Greater Seattle: Mary’s Place • The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship • The Salvation Army • Trinity College (Everett, Washington) • Union Gospel Mission • World Concern • World Vision • World Vision International

Mary is a fantastic freelance producer for World Vision. She is skilled, knowledgeable and efficient. Mary has worked for our company many, many times over the last 25 years. She digs deep to understand our messages. She handles clients with diplomacy and aplomb. I can turn a project over to her and feel confident that she will both represent the organization well and satisfy the client. I whole-heartedly recommend her.

Tom Costanza
Video Creative Director
World Vision

Mary Peterson is absolutely professional, punctual, well-organized ... and best of all CREATIVE! She produced a uniquely different video for our nonprofit organization that had everyone at our benefit breakfast laughing and crying! She was so easy to work with and produced an excellent video.

Patty Turnburg
Executive Director
Immanuel Community Services

It has been a joy to work with Mary on our video projects. She brings a perfect balance of listening, question asking and idea generation to get to the heart of the story you want to convey. Mary did a fabulous job of guiding us through the process. She is brimming with patience, creativity and good humor...all critical elements for bringing forth the best of everyone working on a project.

Valerie Norwood
Executive Director
The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship

Mary brought sensitivity, caring, clarity, and inspiration to the creation of a video that tells the story of a gift given in memory. Her work moved viewers to tears and to action: everything we hoped for and more. Beyond her storytelling skill, Mary’s professionalism made the process easy. Everything was done early, in a well-considered format, and with prompt communication. We look forward to working with her again: she will bring heart and clarity to our communications.

Beth Amsbary
Philanthropy Manager
Church Council of Greater Seattle

Your video was wonderful, excellent, great, perfect and spot on! How you managed to get the imagery and the feel and the content so right, either points to the fact that there is a God after all – or says something about the wonderful intuitive skills God has given you – or both. We are all deeply grateful to you and to your organization for making the video... It will be used extensively in our ongoing fundraising campaign and will add in no small way to the growth and development of our work here in the Cape Town Peace Center and beyond.

Chris Ahrends, Executive Director
The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre
Cape Town, South Africa
Video was produced through World Vision, with Mary Peterson as scriptwriter/producer, Amber Butler as video editor, and Kari Costanza as executive producer

Mary Peterson comes to you with the highest recommendations I can give. She has been an integral part of our video and print material production as a key part of a successful $8.3 million capital campaign. Every time we presented the video, we received very positive, spontaneous feedback. This sends a strong message that Mary's work was of the highest quality and well received by the audiences.

Larry Johnson
Served as Capital Campaign Director
Lutheran Community Services

Mary is a master video story-teller who captures both the ideas and the heart of her subject matter. Her work is thought-provoking, evokes strong feelings, and encourages action. She is personable, hard-working, and creative. She also has done exemplary work teaching video production to young people during a summer intensive workshop. She's my #1 choice!!

David Ellingson
Professor, Trinity College

I worked with Mary on several projects related to a large campaign, She demonstrated strong creativity, professionalism, and willingness to support and enhance our marketing strategy. She is a pleasure to work with, and established strong relationships with people at multiple levels within our organization. She delivered on tight timelines and within budget.

Don Castle
Donor Engagement
World Vision

Mary is an exemplary video producer! She has done several projects for World Vision over the years, and this was my first opportunity to work with her. She is professional, creative, timely and patient. She took a relatively vague idea and hundreds of hours of video footage and turned it into an incredible, moving video that captured the story we wanted to tell perfectly. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a video producer, and I hope to get to work with her again, too!

Kristie Urich
Communications Officer
World Vision International

Mary is a gifted story teller. She is experienced as a writer and producer in locations all over the world including locations in the developing world. She is smart and savvy and a lot of fun to work with.

Bill Strothman
Glass Mountain Video Productions