A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.
― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Our core values have a big impact on our company culture, and the friendly face at amshot’s front desk exemplifies them well. Maria believes that home is where you work hard to find your place and be active in the community, and she, like amshot, has found that home in Oklahoma. After recently moving back from her hometown state of California, she is excited to get involved in OKC’s thriving tech and art scenes.
An educator at heart, Maria is passionate about helping others reach their goals and ambitions. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Maria worked as an office manager for the University of Central Oklahoma’s art department while obtaining her Master of Education in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art. Working as a behavioral therapist for autistic children and frustrated with the limitations of the educational games available, she had her “aha!” moment and realized she wanted to make a difference by working in the technology industry.
An interest in software development serves Maria well at amshot, where she plans to build upon her coding skills. She believes that art and technology go hand-in-hand, and her art expertise is well-utilized when planning our next exhibITion event and keeps her busy hand-making journals, books, and zines in her spare time.