Meet the individuals who have made Maria’s place possible. Click on a portrait to read their biographies.
Our Trusted Experts
Working with people in varying stages of cognitive ability, all needing mental, physical and social stimulation, is a positive challenge to her. In Maria’s Place, she aims to educate, share fun activities, and inspire people to broaden their horizons and expand their life journey.
Maria enjoys the stories of a life lived and believes strongly that it is never too late to learn a new skill.
Maria has for many years combined her interest in arts and crafts with working with the older generation. Maria’s education is in creativity, social studies, and she has a degree in Fine Arts and 20+ years of crafting experience.
Maria is originally from Sweden and lives in Ireland, where she has spent most of her life.
She is deep rooted in business and leadership and believes that combining business, purpose and impact makes for a better world.
Nichole brings team members together who are passionate and are leaders in their fields. Together, they create a powerful force for good.
Nichole lives in the mountains of Colorado with her two children, husband and lots of animals.
Through personal experience with his Grandma, he has a deep affinity for caregiver support and lifelong learning. Ryan is based in California, with roots in Colorado.
She lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two children.
She is an expert in adapting and providing meaningful, individualized programming for older adults. She has a deep passion for helping activity departments to thrive and serves as a mentor, coach and success partner to Maria's Place clients.
Before Maria's Place, she served as the Director of Life Enrichment and Volunteer Services in a senior living community, designing the Life Engagement program from the ground up and brought the community to 5 stars.
Stephanie is from Michigan and now lives in the mountains of Colorado. She is adventurous and family oriented.
She is family oriented, cares about making a positive impact and is based in the Philippines.
In Maria’s Place, Karen facilitates online support groups and shares her vast knowledge and experience with us in videos and articles.
Karen is a two-time recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association “Caring Hearts, Helping Hands” Volunteer-of-the-Year award. She also received the Presidential Service Award in 2009 for service to the Alzheimer’s population. Karen serves on many committees for health and aging and she lobbies to the government on behalf of people who are affected by dementia.
She has a Masters Degree in Social Work, a Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Certificate of Gerontology. Karen lives in Pennsylvania.
She has been inspired through her own trials and tribulations, dealing with a chronic condition, to help those with a need to regain control of their health. At Maria’s Place, she shares healthy recipes and education.
Jennifer lives in Colorado.