What clients say about Mary

“A joy to work with. Brimming with patience, creativity and good humor.”

“Professional, creative, timely. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for a video producer.”

“She demonstrated a willingness to support and enhance our marketing strategy.”

“She is smart and savvy and a lot of fun to work with.”


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


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 mutiple 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


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