Maria wishes she could be considered a native, but instead transplanted from Ohio to attend UCCS. After meeting her husband Ryan the first day of college they will be celebrating 17 years together this August. Having once taught Kindergarten for 5 years she decided to homeschool her two sweet daughters Emma and Lily. With this flexibility, her family enjoys traveling and spending lots of time exploring the world around them. When you see Maria, you can always be assured she’ll have a tea and book in hand! You can find her on Instagram here at
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