Maria has been living in Edmonds with her husband, State Rep. Strom Peterson, since 2001.
As executive vice president of Partnership Development Marketing at the Corvias Group, Maria oversees business development efforts and strategic marketing initiatives. She also oversees her company’s local Washington office and serves as the executive director of the Corvias Foundation, which provides funding to increase access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities in local communities.
In Edmonds, Maria is a member of the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations that support everything from veterans support services to poverty alleviation to the environment and the arts.
When she’s not at work or volunteering, you can find Maria writing, spending time with friends and family (especially her brilliant god-daughter, Olivia), running, hiking or mountain climbing. She’s even climbed Mount Rainier and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Lulu, and her wonderful husband, who also owns The Cheesemonger's Table in Edmonds.
From 2010 to 2014, Maria contributed to The Beacon's blog, "Edmonds Kinds of Stories." You can read her blog posts here:
Disclaimer: This column represents my personal and independent observations and are not meant to reflect any political affiliations. More often than not, I certainly agree with the tenets of some groups over others but do not attempt to represent them here.
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