Maria is one of our housekeeping staff that keeps the Ranch going: she gets your room ready on Sunday, does turndowns at night, and makes sure the chefs have everything they need to make your dinner just right.
Maria is from the South Side of Chicago (which she is very proud of). This past May she graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in finance and accounting. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester and she managed to learn some Italian: or at least enough to order a sandwich
I asked Maria why she loves working at our Colorado dude ranch and she said, “My favorite task is our daily town run! I get to drive the Elk River Valley and meet locals on all my different projects around Steamboat.” She has experienced this beautiful drive in many seasons and is currently enjoying the fall colors all along the river.
When Maria is not working she can be found hiking, camping with co-workers, playing volleyball and Frisbee, and spending time with friends. You might get to meet Maria on your next visit to the ranch and you will definitely experience the results of her work when you next enter your room.