What people are saying about Peg Guilfoyle & Peg Projects

as producer

I cannot thank you enough for the invaluable role you played in Autonomy. Your poise with the owners, your empathy for their emotional connection to their treasures and your advocacy for a successful complex endeavor were all unparalleled. Your encouragement, confidence, focus, and generosity of time was a treat to observe and a comfort for all. Thank you.

Jack Reuler

Artistic Director, Mixed Blood Theater

…During these particularly difficult times, Peg revealed herself to e a leader of a rare spectrum of capabilities and disposition. Communication and information were always critical to Peg and she has the leadership drive and will to make and execute a decision. This last part is what makes Peg a particularly effective leader and decision maker; she is not afraid of taking action once a sufficient level of data is collected.

…She also demanded that we do productions of the highest degree of artistic excellent possible.   This resulted in one of the finest performance seasons experienced by the department in the last 15 years.

At every turn, she navigated with her signature good humor, commitment to fairness and transparency and sincere desire to create results in which everyone could share in the success of a project. She earned the respect of students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

An asset to any organization lucky enough to have her join it.

Carl Flink

Chair, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of MN, Artistic Director, Black Label Movement

as project director

I loved working with Peg.  She was terrific as she helped our committee narrate YMCA Camp du Nord’s general history, along with many personal and literally life-changing stories.  She always drew on her strong leadership skills and her keen intuition…showing us how to work with a professional author and graphic designer, when to listen, when to push us along, and how to build consensus.  And, not incidentally,  our committee always appreciated Peg’s frequent and reassuring reminder that “after every meeting this book just gets better!”  And she was right.  It did!

Sue Nelson

Chair, Chair History Book Committee , YMCA Camp du Nord

I wholeheartedly recommend Peg. We contracted with her as Project Manager for our centennial history book and we were thrilled with the result. The book, “Honor Bright – A Century of Scouting in Northern Star Council,” was not only enthusiastically received by our members, leaders and alumni, but it also won three prestigious book awards.

Peg brought together a terrific writing/design team and kept the project on target, working with our book committee of nineteen people. I was amazed how she was actually able to use the input of such a large group to come up with a great product (that didn’t look/read like it was “designed by a committee”).

We also contracted with Peg to bring the book to life through scripting, hiring and training historical reenactors for two major centennial events. These reenactments were crowd favorites and very successful.

Peg delivers on her promises and her professionalism, humor and effective project management make it an enjoyable process.

Kent York

Marketing Director, Northern Star Council BSA

Peg was the project manager for two major books for our college’s Sesquicentennial. Peg was the glue that kept the project on time and on budget. She has a vast knowledge of the publication process and was a highly collaborative partner to help us create two outstanding books. Peg and the team she assembled were not the cheapest option, yet produced the best possible books because of their depth of abilities and the personal attention dedicated to our project. Knowing that a book is intended to be a long-lasting product, we knew it was worth a little more money to create well-written books, with amazingly creative design, and a production process that was actually fun. Peg receives my highest recommendation.

Barbara Larson Taylor

Senior Director of Communication Services and Institutional Events, Gustavus Adolphus College

“Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it.”
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Honors & Awards:

as writer
• Midwest Book Award, The Guthrie Theater: Images, History and Inside Stories

• Independent Publisher’s Award, The Guthrie Theater: Images, History and Inside Stories

as project director
• two Midwest Book Awards, Gustavus Adolphus College: 150 Years of Images and Stories

• Minnesota Book Award Reader’s Choice, Honor Bright: A Century of Scouting in Northern Star Council

• Midwest Book Award finalist, Minnesota Telecom Alliance: A Century of Connections

• Congregational Denomination Award, Plymouth Congregational Church: Walking Together in All God’s Ways