Maria Bo Peronino (MA, BA, Cert) was raised in a Danish household and is many things; a RAC certified reflexologist, designer, crafter, image artist, content creator, naturalist and tarot card enthusiast. She hails from the Salish Sea (Victoria, BC, the territories of the Xwsepsum, Lkwungen and Songhees people). She has 20 years experience working in the digital technology field. Her work has been published in books, magazines, feature films, TV shows, museums and databases. She has volunteered with conscious-based projects involving human and non-human (whales) causes. She is also naturalist who finds digital device relief by forest bathing and making handmade crafts. Nature provides the antidote required to de-digitize and thus is the inspiration for The Careful Crafters.

Maria’s scholastic background consists of an MA in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta and a BA in Image Arts from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). She is certified in Online Learning Design and Delivery from Algonquin College and Digital Media from OCAD University. She is also a certified Marine Naturalist, has taken courses in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Victoria and completed an audit of the Indigenous Canada course through the University of Alberta via the Coursera platform. Maria facilitates the services at Careful Crafters.

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Markus Peronino (Dip, Cert) hails from Kitchener, Ontario (Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe Territories) and is an explorer who loves gardening. He is a descendant of the French fur trade and Métis people from the Great Lakes on his mothers side. Having spent his early years in Switzerland and Italy, through his grandparents on his fathers side, he was exposed to and influenced by the plants in the Swiss and Italian Alps. He has always found himself passionate about plants; their edible and medicinal uses. Markus is incredibly attuned when in nature, often detecting animals that may not be obvious to others. Markus always makes sure to greet the animals on his daily travels.

Markus is currently a letter carrier with Canada Post and has his First Aid Level 2. His educational background consists of an Aviation Management Diploma from Georgian College and a Web Foundations Certificate from Camosun College. He has also completed some schooling in herbalism. Markus provides background support and research at Careful Crafters.