Maria joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1996. Since then, she has been single-mindedly focused on helping clients responsibly achieve their needs and goals with an eye towards Social Responsibility. Maria is known for her communication skills, level head, customization and patient approach towards asset management. Outside of work, Maria's focus is her husband Lee, their energetic son, Braden and her large extended family and friends who live in the area. She is also active and focused on the charities and causes that are important to her- in particular homelessness. Maria is an avid reader and while she calls the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, DC home, she is a passionate and adventurous world traveler. *Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and CRPC are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning. *Impact investing and/or Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that ESG criteria excludes securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and therefore, investors may forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.