Maria has over 30 years experience in public accounting. Her expertise includes business planning and consulting (operational and systems reviews, development and implementation of profit improvement strategies, forecasts and projections, budgeting), audits of not-for-profit organizations, reviews and compilations, and tax planning & preparation. As the firm's personnel administrator, Maria has the unique insight and ability to assist clients in hiring financial professionals. Over the years, she has also been a part-time college instructor and guest lecturer at various business conferences and seminars. Outside of her profession, Maria has two passions: first, making a difference in the world through service in Rotary (she has been a member for 20 years and has held many leadership positions) and spending time with her precious twin granddaughters.