Maria grew up in Taylorsville, NC and then moved to the mountains and attended Western Carolina University starting in 2003. Right before graduating from WCU, she moved to Asheville and worked for a technology company while finishing her degree in Interior Design. Maria worked in construction and design for about 14 years, the last 5 of which she worked for a local disaster restoration company. In restoration, Maria dealt with property insurance agents and claims regularly, and now she is thrilled to be helping people insure *who* they love, not *what* they love!
Maria’s husband works in construction. They met through mutual friends. They live in Mills River and have 2 rescue dogs. Maria and her husband enjoy hiking and the great outdoors, and are avid paintballers that play on a traveling team! Maria is also a collector and has a love of all things vintage and antique.