Maria Rodriguez was born in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Maria loves boating and fishing in her free time. Also, she enjoys crafting, coloring, painting and photography. She attended Catholic University of Nicaragua for three years and studied Business Administration before becoming a business owner. Maria started her selection and design journey back in 2003 working in her husband construction company in Managua, Nicaragua. In 2005, she and her family moved to New Orleans where she started a real estate investing company after hurricane Katrina. Her company was engaged in flips and also buying and holding properties. In 2012, she moved to Houston and joined StratiVentures, Inc in 2017 as Selection and Design. Maria also owns and operates two companies, Home Selection Consulting, dedicated to help Real Estate investors with the selection of materials and design and Gardenia Capital Ventures, a Real Estate investing company. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two kids, a son and a daughter.