Maria has an array of experience in the wellness industry and simultaneously works in the legal field where she worked as a law office administrator and legal secretary for over 30 years. Ms. Quezada has been very active in the legal community. Maria was President of the National Association for Legal Professionals, Orange County Chapter (NALS of OC), from 2003 to 2004. She served on the Board of NALS of OC as the Director of Advertising, from 2001 to 2010. Ms. Quezada has written many articles on health and beauty for NALS of OC's online newsletter entitled Legalities.
She attended the University of California, Irvine, and obtained certification in Human Resources Management in 1990. Thereafter, for five years, she was featured as a guest lecturer in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, teaching interviewing and communication skills.
In 1999, she received specialized phyto-aromatherapy training in Provence, France, at the Orto de Provenco Aromatherapy Retreat Center in Aurel, under the direction of world-renowned Master Aromatherapist, Dr. Malte Hozzel, founder of The Aromatherapist USA. Maria is a member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). She has done volunteer work for many worthwhile organizations, including the Corazon de Vida Foundation, in Irvine, California.
She regularly presents workshops not only on aromatherapy, but also on natural skin care, Reiki energy therapy, and personal development. Maria incorporates aromatherapy into all of her holistic practices. She has developed several aromatherapy skin care lines, including aroma-now, White Gold Frankincense, and Reiki Natural.
Her primary passion is teaching, and she loves to travel. Maria has traveled to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, many countries in Europe including Greece, Egypt, and many parts of Mexico. Ms. Quezada is originally from Teocaltiche, a small town near Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Maria's philosophy is "After all is said and done, what truly matters is the love we give." She believes that aromatherapy and Reiki are ways to give unconditionally of your love and light.
Maria was featured in a full-length article entitled "The Allure of Aromatherapy." To view the article, click here.