After acing math and science back in high school, and seeing the way her dad enjoyed the hands-on, multi-discipline aspect of the construction business, Maria decided to pursue a career in engineering. She spent a year after college trying out industrial conveyor design in Morris, MN, then moved to the Twin Cities and accepted a job at KFI, which she chose for the quality of work and collaborative culture.
Maria has participated in all areas of construction, from pre-design, value engineering, and estimating, to construction administration. She’s well-versed in understanding the project’s risks and rewards from the perspective of an owner and design professional. She thrives on the fast-paced work environment, and variety of projects – and embraces the unique challenges renovations often present.
Maria now has over 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in HVAC and plumbing design. While her background includes commercial, retail, government, higher education, industrial and healthcare facilities, she’s chosen to specialize in K-12 educational facilities, because she appreciates the impact these projects have on the community.
She spends her free time with her husband and two young children. They love being outdoors on family hikes and bike rides, and head for the lake on summer weekends, staying at the family cabin, fishing and riding the pontoon boat. An avid volleyball player, she still finds time for games when she can.