Maura was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and travelled around the world with her parents as the daughter of a Naval Officer. Her parents retired to the Gulf Breeze area near Pensacola, Florida and she completed high school there. Maura then graduated from Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State College) and she received her B.S. Degree in Marketing from The University of West Florida. Upon graduation Maura worked as a Sales Representative for several companies including Kraft Foods, Pappalo’s Pizza, Kimberly Clark and Nabisco. She met her husband, Ron playing church volleyball and they were married in 1990. Their son, Zach was born in 1994 and daughter, Sarah arrived in 1997. In 1998, Ron’s position as a Human Resources Specialist was transferred from Pensacola Naval Air Station to Redstone Arsenal.
Zach and Sarah both attended West Madison Elementary, Liberty Middle and graduated from Bob Jones High School. Both children played soccer for Bob Jones and Zach went on to play for four years at Berry College. He graduated from Berry College in 2016 with a double major degree in Secondary Education and Political Science. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and was an ESOL teacher in Slovakia for the school year 2016-2017. Zach currently teaches Social Studies and coaches soccer at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah graduated from Marion Military Academy in May, 2017 and received a B.A. in Emergency Management from American Military University in 2022. She is currently a Firefighter with the City of North Charleston and is an Air Medical Evacuation Technician with the Air Force Reserves.
Maura has been a community volunteer in many areas. She was the first female baseball coach at Palmer Park. She has also coached AYSO Soccer, Upward Basketball and WESTCO Softball . Maura has also been a PTA Officer at her children’s three schools, substitute school teacher and most excitingly, served as crossing guard at Bob Jones High School for several years. She was also the Chair of the Asbury Community Thrift Store, which since its inception, has given over $1,000,000 back into the Madison Missions Community.
In 2016, Maura was elected to the Madison City Council representing District 1. She was reelected in 2020. Maura currently serves on the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board (MCDAB), Cemetery Committee, Madison Arts Council, Madison Library and the Human Resource Committee, and is the Council liaison to the City Clerk and HR Departments.
In her spare time, Maura hosts a Madison Library Book Club called Mirth and Mystery. She enjoys playing golf with Ron, walking, participating yearly in the 100 Mile Swim Challenge. Maura and Ron also enjoy fostering cats for several local rescue groups.