Senior Director of Development
Maria joined The Land Trust for Tennessee in June 2018. She leads the development and implementation of all aspects of fundraising, including: annual campaign, major and planned gifts, events and foundation relations.
Maria holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a BFA from Auburn University. The Williamson County native served as VP of Development & Marketing for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, Chief Marketing Officer for the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix. Maria spent a decade at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, where she held various VP roles, including Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Maria worked in marketing and graphic design for Ingram Content Group, Sunbeam-Oster, and B.A. Pargh.
In her spare time, you will find Maria hiking on nearby trails, hiking in our national parks, traveling, renovating her home or walking her dogs.
What do I love most about my job?
Tomorrow depends on what we do today. Conserving land today promises future generations an opportunity to experience these places as much as we do today. I am grateful to work with a group of talented, passionate people who are dedicated to conserving Tennessee landscapes – forever.
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