Maria Barber

A creative soul, Maria Barber, has led a much different life than ever expected since 2006. In 1995 graduated with a degree in interior design, always having the passion for textures, grand landscapes, cityscapes, and the functionality and design of interior spaces. That passion took her from Chicago to Truckee, California, to Reno NV…going from large scale commercial work, to large scale timber frame work, to owning her own business in 2002. While her business was thriving in the Reno Tahoe area, 2006 brought the birth of her first child, changing her path dramatically.

Maria now studies cerebral palsy, stem cell treatments, intensive physical therapy programs, and fundraising concepts for her daughter. She capitalizes on her creativity in hand-making purses, using upholstery fabrics, in an effort to raise money for her daughter’s necessary treatments and therapies. Maria has now become a Universal Design specialist, hoping to design for the special needs community, and her next big venture is to start a non-profit awarding a local family an interior remodel every year.