Maria has attained CanPower, and NCCP ISPC trained (Partial Level 2), and is working to complete her Level 2. She has been coaching for 5 years, was a competitor for 11 years, and attended the 2008 BC Winter Games. She has attained all three Gold status’: Gold Skills, Gold Dance, and Gold (Junior) Freeskate. As well as coaching, she is a full-time student at Capilano University. She has a diploma in Business and is working on her Business Degree.