Maria started her career in the optical field as an optical technician January 2001 in Killeen, TX, as her husband was finishing his military service in Ft. Hood, TX. She is proud to have been a military wife for twelve years as it has instilled a sense of pride and commitment to her work ethic and overall life values. Maria has been married for over 21 years and has been blessed with three wonderful kids Leslie, Julian, and Leah. She’s been told that she’s a good singer and has sung in multiple bands. However, her passion is cooking, which she loves to watch cooking channels and add her special unique twist to particular dishes. Maria enjoys helping others and thus the reason she wanted to pursue a career that would let her experience the joyful reward of serving others.