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 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 NAS 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 is teaching English in Krompachny, Slovakia for the 2016-2017 school year. Sarah is a sophomore at Marion Military Institute and will graduate in May, 2017. She plans to finish her four year degree and then serve in the military.
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 . She has also been a PTA Officer at her children’s three schools, substitute school teacher and most exciting, served as crossing guard at Bob Jones High School for several years. Maura 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, she was elected to the Madison City Council representing District 1.
Maura currently works part time, Friday evenings, as Evening Manager at the Hogan Family YMCA. Maura believes that by working part time she can work full time for the citizens of Madison. In her spare time Maura enjoys playing golf with Ron, reading and participating yearly in the Hogan YMCA 100 Mile Swim Challenge.
Maura was elected to the Madison City Council in 2016. She currently serves on the Madison Chamber of Commerce, Disability Advocacy Board, the Human Resource Committee, the Madison Animal Rescue Foundation and is the Council Representative to the Police and Fire Departments.