Maria is the Owner and re-creation artist behind all the vintage treasures found at Maria's Wonders. Her career has been as varied as her gowns. As a young woman, Maria wrote songs, poems and stories as well as performed as a gymnast and studied ballet. Her first career was 17 years working in publishing, followed by 15 years as an entrepreneur running a web design business and consulting with diverse small businesses in the Washington metro area. As an empty-nester, Maria can now focus on her unique vision to embrace color in her re-creations. Each gown speaks to her about what it wants to become.