Wood Brokerage International
This web development project was built in partnership with Deb Hartman of Deb Hartman Digital. Together, we work as a nimble, collaborative team to refresh website content, update a site’s technology and optimize it for mobile devices.
This was a smooth build for a busy client. Our streamlined process kept them apprised every step of the way but they were not burdened with any day-to-day tasks.
Genesis helped create another home run with this site. We chose a script font for the headers to keep the site playful and fun. I used Canva to create of some of the blog pictures. I was very pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to create interesting images!
This fabulous custom build was another collaboration with Deb Hartman of Deb Hartman Digital. Built for mobile and easy to navigate, buckeyemats.com is optimized where it counts. All on- and off-page content is carefully wordsmithed to increase ranking.
St. Johns Food Share
It is a great pleasure to work with Hood Mountain Studios. Whether your website is falling behind current trends or you need a brand new website, Hood Mountain Studios delivers. Mary Ellen Baker has extensive knowledge of WordPress and top SEO skills. She does robust keyword research and oversees content that delivers results.
~ Deb Hartman | Deb Hartman Digital
After my initial meeting with Mary Ellen I had a much greater understanding of how our website could perform more efficiently, while gaining better traction in search rankings. She presents complex information in a way that made it easy for me to understand and was extremely patient throughout the process making sure the end product was exactly what we envisioned it would be.
~ Barbara Gorman
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mary Ellen is such a joy to work with. Her expertise in web design, her professionalism and her creativity are all very evident. She expertly guided us through the entire website redesign process. Answering our questions, offering creative solutions to our problems and delivering timely results. We could not be happier with the end result!
~ Karin Butts | Griot Group Inc.
This site is a lean replica of their Ecommerce site from a few years ago. Keeping the same color scheme, we brought in a fun, new font but kept the inner workings very straightforward: no shopping cart, no payment online, easy-to-read listings of products… and when Fanucchi Oils wants to migrate to a full Ecommerce site, the move will be seamless.
Interactive Design Systems
Our focus was not only to make the content easy to navigate but also have a clear call-to-action. The bright colors of the phone numbers and ‘Request a Demo’ and ‘Contact IDS’ buttons are easy to see on mobile but not overwhelming on a desktop.
Great pictures are of paramount importance on the home page as you can see. Be sure and use images that are sharp, interesting and accurately represent what you do!
Numina Center for Spirituality & the Arts
We have Happy Plugin Heaven on this site. If you ever wanted an Events Calendar that delivers with ease, this site uses the best: Events Calendar Pro. This plugin is easy to configure and the Pro version offers all kinds of extras right down to customized recurring events. The home page features Code Canyon’s Revolution Slider which I have used on a number of builds. Once you get the hang of all the customizing options (there are tons), it’s a piece of cake.
Harmony and Healing
Thank you Mary Ellen for all you have done. You listened when I needed to express my thoughts and you were able to apply that to the format within my website and when I was unsure or did not know what to do, your suggestions were invaluable. Your intuitive insight was a blessing to me. Thanks again!
Harmony and Healing
Downsize My Space
A classy website with tons of excellent blog posts that are full of valuable info about downsizing, right-sizing, and resizing for the ADU/smaller home folks.
This site does a great job of keeping the blog categories relevant, interesting, and distinct. Make it easy for your readers to find your content and they will be more likely to return!
Working with a keyword strategy for the on- and off-page content, this site has been a dynamo in search. Good blog content – and lots of it – pays off.
In a smooth transition from an existing WordPress theme to a completely custom design, this site was rebuilt in June 2015 to be mobile-friendly.
What would we do without Mary Ellen? She has supported us through a major re-branding of our website, including writing new web content, developing and publishing our company blog. She is always there when we need advice or explanations, and is always professional, caring and articulate.
~ Missy Gerber & Veronica Bishop
This site was rebuilt to be mobile-friendly and load quickly. A good website however is not just about clean, lean code – it also has to offer an excellent user experience. Frustrated visitors won’t stay on a site very long. Since search algorithms pay attention to visitor’s time-on-site, make sure their experience on your site is a good one!
This Theme, combined with great graphics from Nova Creative offers the best in easy access to content.
SIBO Diet Recipes
This site was moved from a template builder to WordPress in a seamless launch that delivered mobile-friendy and HTML5 compliance. With 25%+ of all search now happening on mobile, those that hop on the responsive bandwagon sooner rather than later will reap the benefits.
This site is image-heavy and chock-full of fresh, relevant, shareable content. No wonder the search engines like it so much!
Dr. Abrianne Goss
Mary Ellen was absolutely amazing to work with. I was very impressed with her punctuality and her knowledge about building a website. This is not my forte, so it gave me peace of mind being able to relax and know that everything was being done well. My website turned out perfectly. Thank you so much Mary Ellen for your amazing work!
~ Dr. Abrianne Goss
Mary Catherine Wiederhold
Hood Mountain Studies provided me with a well-designed, professional website geared to my legal business.
It was a pleasure to work with Mary Ellen. She is extremely knowledgeable, responded quickly to my questions, and worked hard to ensure I had a great client experience.
I highly recommend Mary Ellen and Hood Mountain Studios.
~ Mary Catherine Wiederhold
I only have good things to say about Mary Ellen Baker: She will help you find your vision as she helped me find mine and help you develop that vision into the website you want. This is a rare ability in the website world. She works at a fair cost and stays on the agreed timeline. Mary Ellen led me step by step through the writing process and how to make a lay person feel that my website was friendly, interactive, and consistent.
I highly recommend Mary Ellen Baker and Hood Mountain Studios!
~ Liza Weaver Brickey
Founder, Sunrise Walkers
Amy Roloff Charity Foundation
Mary Ellen has been supporting the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) since its inception in 2009. We appreciate her ‘Can Do’ attitude and know that she is a great asset to our team. She is a joy to work with.
~ Lisa Dixon
Vice President, Amy Roloff Charity Foundation
Blue Mountain, LLC
Hood Mountain Studios took my old web site, updated it and moved it to a new host. Mary Ellen REALLY listened to my vision for the new site & delivered perfectly. I was impressed with the quality, speed and support throughout the process. It is also notable that although there were some problems (due to host side technical glitches), Mary Ellen resolved them quickly and with little stress on my part.
I would definitely use Hood Mountain Studios for any future web site upgrades.
President, Blue Mountain International, LLC
HoW CAD Drafting
The “Derby” theme is only slightly customized because it was such a great fit for this drafting company right out of the box.
Mary Ellen explained everything in steps. She saw and understood my frustration and took each process to creating my website piece by piece.
~ Tom Alexander
Owner, HoW CAD Drafting
Monica Mader Architecture
Using the “Wider Grid” Theme from Themeforest, Monica kept the interesting and fun home page layout – she just lightened it up.
Mary Ellen is honest, helpful and genuine. I needed a professional to get my website started and Hood Mountain Studios went above and beyond with both expertise and help.
~ Monica Mader
Loving For Keeps
Built with Genesis and the “Outreach Pro” theme, this site is easily modified as the needs of the business evolve.
Mary Ellen built and launched my site in 2011 and has been a reliable resource for all my webwork – from blog publishing to ebook publishing. She even helped me figure out Skype and Dropbox.
~ Melissa Smith
Relationship Coach, Loving For Keeps