María is a Maine native who was introduced to building at a young age. As a teenager, she helped her family with the construction of their family home. This experience led to a career in the construction field, where she has worked for over 26 years. In 2002 she started her own construction-related company and began working closely with Knickerbocker Group. The relationship grew stronger and in 2014, she made the leap and joined the Knickerbocker team.