Maria works as a producer, publicist, and event manager for the Academy Award winning composer, Michael Giacchino. Maria oversees concert performances and appearances. Their first live to picture projects, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness are touring internationally and were started in conjunction with the 21st Century Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2012. These initial shows led to a collaboration with the Gorfaine Schwartz Agency and IMG Artists to present the Star Trek concerts worldwide, where Maria serves as producer.

Independently, Maria’s work is in production and photography. Her first documentary feature with Five Tree Jacket Productions, Germans and Jews, is currently on the festival circuit, and is being distributed by First Run Features. Clients include a number of authors including Deborah Copaken Kogan, Abigail Pogrebin and the New York Times best selling writer Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project, as well as the financial company, The Blackstone Group.

Prior to production work, Maria had a career in the fashion industry working in sales, merchandising and marketing for the historic bridge clothing line, Anne Klein II and then with Gruppo GFT, with their signature Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni line.

Maria lives in NYC with her husband and two sons.

Photo credit: Max Pescherine

Follow Maria on twitter @littlejacket.