Maria adores spending time with her husband and two grown sons. She also has two dogs — a male Shiba Inu and a female mixed breed. Family means the most to Maria and they talk about everything! Her four older brothers call her for advice and mentorship. Maria likes watching game shows, particularly Family Feud. Maria enjoys music and, if she’s in the mood to dance, will listen to salsa and merengue. She loves movies (even horror films)! Her favorite film is Moonstruck. Maria has a green thumb and nurtures indoor and outdoor plants and flowers. She’s not much of a traveler but loves Disney World and Universal. A very happy person, Maria is always positive and loves life. Her mantra? “Live for today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.” Classic Chocolate is her favorite fudge flavor.