I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Maria Filippone. Maria has had an exciting and fulfilling life which has helped shape her into a family oriented mother and active member of society. She went to medical school and met her amazing husband Bob. Going into medical school she was met with many challenges- discrimination, becoming pregnant, trying to figure out her calling, and she was faced between the decision of being a mother or continuing medicine.
Even after leaving medicine Maria has continued helping people through out her life. She has been an active member in the Des Moines community and has opened a dance theater and a jazz club. Each business had the best intentions in mind. The theater was created for children to be able to experience the arts and to give them something productive to do. It has grown immensely- moving from the basement of a church to a building in down town. The jazz club, Noce, was created to bring some well needed music to the down town area, where most places were being bought over by huge companies.
Maria taught me one lesson I will never forget… that time is your most important resource, don’t waste it.