Coach Maria is a USAT Level II Endurance Certified Coach and a USAT Youth & Juniors Certified Coach. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM as well as a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Coach. She has been a triathlete since 2008 and has finished triathlons from sprint to Ironman. She joined the Team MPI staff in 2018 but has been a coach since 2012. Her coaching philosophy is a collaborative one with her athletes – find what works for each athlete then have fun training and racing while reaching their athletic goals! Maria has coached both new and established athletes in triathlon, cycling and ultrarunning. She’s a Colorado native who now makes NW Florida her home. Maria is a US Army Veteran and a West Point graduate.
2x Ironman Finisher (FL and CDA)
Multiple Half-Iron Finisher (Boulder/Kansas/NZ)
Coached 1st place PC athlete at IM Cozumel 2014