Photo Credit: Sarina Roth, Never the Rock Photography
María Montenegro de Cardarelli
María is led by an entrepreneurial impulse to create. At the age of 18, after studying architectural design, she began her career in her home studio upon creating MG Linens, Inc. -a textile design and manufacturing company. For over 13 years, she designed and handcrafted home decor collections while overseeing all company operations until eventually growing into a lucrative business and becoming a choice stockist for exclusive boutiques of fine linens and home decor.
Today, María uses her design superpowers to create enchanting celebratory experiences. Her imaginative capacity and spirited ideas lead to events that always feel genuine and organic.
María is an active member of the Board of Directors of Project Safe, a non-profit organization in Athens, Georgia that represents victims of domestic violence. For almost a decade, she has spearheaded planning of its annual charity gala and other large-scale fundraising events.