Born and raised in the twin cities, Maria has carried a deep admiration for the unique architecture of Minneapolis and its surrounding areas since childhood. Before becoming a licensed realtor, Maria graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Communications and began a career in leasing and property management. It was in this field that she found her passion; helping people find home. Today she fulfills that calling by guiding her clients through one of the biggest investments of their lives: home ownership. As a local of South Minneapolis, Maria is knowledgeable and passionate about her community. That, paired with attention to detail and a deep sense of responsibility toward her clients, she is able to connect with them and meet them where they are, whatever their needs. She still continues to grow her relationships with local real estate investors, and adds to her own portfolio, which started years ago with her first duplex purchased through the Pastrana Team! When she's not working with clients, you will find Maria camping with her family, enjoying a novel, or walking along the Mississippi River near her Longfellow home.