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 B.A. Degree in Secondary Education/Political Science. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and taught English in Krompachny, Slovakia for the 2016-2017 school year and played semiprofessional soccer. He currently lives in Atlanta and teaches Social Studies (U.S. and World History, Government and Economics) and is the Assistant Girl’s Soccer Coach and Goalkeeper Coach for Centennial High School in Roswell. Sarah graduated from Marion Military Institute in May, 2017 and will report to Lackland Air Force Base for Basic Training this fall.
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 softball at WESTCO. 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.