Maria joined the Oppidan team in 2014 and is focused on nationwide senior housing, data center and retail. She manages Oppidan’s West Coast office and works closely with Oppidan’s accounting, construction, legal and development teams to help ensure projects are running as scheduled. Maria helps maintain client relationships through her coordination of design, permits, utilities, change orders, budgeting and construction on projects. She also helps with construction drawing, record management, consultant communications, training employees on new technology and the construction closeout process.
Before joining the Oppidan team, Maria worked at NatureScapes for seven years where she was named employee of the year.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Management from San Jose State University and Associate of Science degree in Business from Evergreen Valley College. She also received her certificate of accounting from the University of California Santa Cruz Extension-Silicon Valley.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Maria previously served as the School Site Council President at Kipp Heritage Academy. She was head of marketing at Brazilidade in 2020 where she gained international leadership experience. At Brazilidade, Maria helped raise funds for the underrepresented community of the Favela of Santa Martha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.