Maria was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and is a proud graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls. After marrying, the military took her family to the Tidewater area where she accepted employment with Andy Shilling as his legal secretary. Maria and Andy have been working together since 2007, where she has become well versed on both North Carolina and Virginia law, and transitioned to a paralegal role.
2018 was a year of change for Maria; her children all being grown and her husband retired from the Navy, gaining employment in Dahlgren, Virginia. Although Maria relocated to the Northern Neck of Virginia. She and Andy worked so well together that arrangements were made for her to begin working remotely from Dahlgren. Maria followed Andy to Parks Zeigler in 2021 where her remote work is even easier with the firm being paperless and cloud based.
While not working, Maria’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, especially her children. She also enjoys traveling around the country with her husband to watch her Eagles play at various stadiums. Maria’s Eagles trips to date are Philly, Baltimore, Washington, Minnesota, Vegas, and her favorite stadium so far – Green Bay.