Growing up in South Florida, Maria loved water sports from a young age. At 24 she jumped at the opportunity to join a trans-Atlantic sailboat delivery that departed from Barcelona. Along the way she was able to explore Gibraltar, Madeira and Bermuda.
With her new found love for sailing she did not hesitate when she was invited to go to Australia for a regatta. Maria loved Australia so much she stayed for six months. She para-sailed, surfed, and joined a women’s outrigging team.
Upon her return to South Florida she became the Office Manager for Ocean View Yacht Windows where she worked for 7 years. Maria has also worked as a pre-school teacher and photographer. Maria enjoys paddle boarding, photography and spending time with her two boys, Ethan, 7 and Liam, 5.