Mariya is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and moved to the north woods with her family in 2016 – first in Eagle River and then finding their forever place in Land o Lakes in 2020.
Over the years Mariya has participated in the arts in various ways – from singing and theatre in school to teaching after school art classes in college. Her current passion is photography- particularly sports photography and you will see her with camera in hand at many local sporting events photographing her kids and the other athletes.
Mariya works in Healthcare IT and is usually the friendly face at her husbands mortgage office in town. She loves what LOLA does to bring art to everyone in the community and is happy to be a part of it!