Maria grew up in
Ireland. After years of study, travelling, and working in Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia, and other places, she settled in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley in 1992. She now lives in Canada and in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She continues to study and travel, and has recently explored Paris, Mexico, New York and South America (Costa Rica, Columbia, Panama Jungles) and Amsterdam. To date she has travelled to 16 countries and visited 245 cities

Maria is a gifted healer and medical intuitive. She carries a vast wealth of experience from a life of passionate exploration of the profound healing and ancient Irish intuitive gifts she inherited from her mother and going back to her grandmothers, two great uncles who were well known healers of the sick, and even as far back as her great, great, great, grandfather (b. 1837) who was known as the Irish Healer of Animals. 

Her depth of knowledge and wisdom comes from her deep study and relentless research. Maria initially qualified and worked as a Dental Surgery Nurse in
Ireland, Australia and Canada for 18 years. She is trained in First Aid, Healing Touch, Healing Touch Pregnancy & Childbirth Healing, Reflexology (Foot & Hand), Intuitive Mind, Medical intuitive and Cranio Sacral Reflexology. She is a practitioner and Instructor in Cranio Sacral Reflexology, is a Vitamin consultant, Digestive Care adviser, and is also a certified Advance Angel Empowerment Practitioner, Certified Medium and an Angel Card Reader taught by Doreen Virtue herself and a Fairyologist. 

Maria has also had the great opportunity to meet one on one and learn from teachers: Dr Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, Sylvia Brown, Cindy Smith, Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Caroline Myss, Colette Baron-Reid, Lisa Williams, Radleigh Valentine, Sonia Choquette, Bruce H. Lipton, James Van Praagh, Lee Carroll, Terry Willard, Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. David Suzuki, James Van Praagh and the wonderful Dr. Wayne Dyer who she had the pleasure of sharing a great chat with over a meal. He called her 'Irish'.

Since 2004, Maria is the founder, editor, and web designer of the ‘OK In Health eMagazine’. She enjoys watching the growth of the website, and gives credit and thanks to the tremendous support she receives from all its 5,000+ members.

OK In Health eMagazine’s success has been highlighted on "Okanagan To-day" TV  show on Shaw Cable.  OK In Health was also featured on TV when it was awarded the 2008 SOHF Health & Fitness Educator Award by MLA Rich Thorpe.

Maria was celebrated with the 2008 SOWINS Women in business, ‘Women Up Front and Centre - Health & Wellness Award for her work on OK In Health and in her community. 

Maria brings tour groups to Ireland each year; in Spring and Fall. She is guides the tours around Ireland showing them the ancient sacred sites and the real Ireland. She also coordinated a sacred angel AAEP tour to Hawaii in November 2014; connecting with angels, Lemurian and Hawaiian sacred sites with Cindy Smith. Maria also has a Kryon Ireland Tour in September 2016 with Lee Carroll followed by a Circle Dance Ireland Tour with Argentina’s Dance Instructors Pablo Scornik and Sergio Malqui. In 2017, she is guiding a spring tour with Kryon tour in April and an Irish Gardens and Sacred sites tour in May. In September 2017 she is hosting two more tours. She also offers fun holiday tours for small group. See our 'tours' page for more details.

In 2015 she is hosted the 1st Okanagan Sacred Energy Festival in June. During that time she also hosts her annual Okanagan Angels & Fairies Expo. 
Maria also teaches a Celtic Shamanic Course with Jane Donald when in Ireland and in the Okanagan.

Maria is known as the 'Celtic Wisdom Keeper' and offers clients healing session at Okanagan Wellness Fairs, by phone or Skype.

Maria continues to find the joy in her life in all she does.