Maria Peronino hails from Victoria, BC and has 20 years experience working in the digital technology field. She has volunteered with conscious-based projects involving human and non-human (whales) causes. She is also a certified marine naturalist, who finds relief by spending time in nature 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 Ryerson University. She is certified in Digital Media from OCAD University, has taken courses in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Victoria and completed the Indigenous Canada course through the University of Alberta. Visit her portfolio here.
Markus Peronino hails from Kitchener, Ontario and is a Wildcrafter at heart. Having spent his early years in Switzerland, through his grandfather 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. Today, he is an Herbal Practitioner student at the College of the Rockies and will be certified in 2018.
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.