Co-founded in 1997 by Mario Zavaleta and Martha Isabel Sánchez, Latino Northwest Communications was created in response to the rapidly growing Latino community and their need for a company who knew the culture, the language and the people. Armed with this knowledge, Latino Northwest fulfilled the need for video production that properly portrayed Latinos in the Northwest.
The Latino Northwest team is composed of talented producers who truly find joy in what they do. Their goal is to use this passion to enrich their community through providing the best quality and services in every television program, feature story, documentary, educational, corporate and promotional video produced.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDERS
Mario Zavaleta is a bilingual director, news producer and photojournalist with more than two decades of experience. Martha Sánchez is a director, producer, and reporter who has worked professionally in the communications field for over 24 years. Since 1992 Mario and Martha have been producing stories for Univision, the largest Spanish television network in the United States. Additionally they produce local short programming for V-me TV, a Spanish public television station in Washington State, and KCTS 9, a Washington State PBS station. They co-founded Latino Northwest Magazine, published from 1998 to 2003. Latino Northwest Magazine was the first bilingual, full color publication exploring the life and culture of the Latino community in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Mario and Martha immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1986 and have extensive experience in TV production both here and in their native country.