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TVIB STAFF NEWS: New Team Member

Please join the rest of the staff and me in welcoming a new member to the TVIB team. Maia Nendza recently joined TVIB as the Operations Coordinator for the Upper Fleet. Maia jumped right in and began training with Lindsey Brown and Cindy Hunsaker to learn the ins and outs of the job.  Maia is taking over for Cindy who was recently promoted to Instructional Designer in our Member Services group.

Maia has embraced various professional roles such as 11 years of public-school education teaching and administration, providing strategic support and youth mentorship for three diversely demographic school districts. She also held additional support roles in financial risk management and political campaign organizations in Washington D.C.

Maia was born in Carlisle, PA living in a multitude of places as an Army child. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and Lake Michigan College studying business management. Between growing up in a military family and being a dedicated Coast Guard wife of two decades she has traveled to nearly every state in America and the providences of Canada, embracing the personal and professional challenges associated with frequent relocations as a military family.  She has lived in 7 geographically different locations from the tropics of Key West to the frigid waters of Lake Michigan. Most recently she moved to League City, TX from Sitka, Alaska. Her husband Bob is a Chief Warrant Officer serving as the Aids to Navigation Program Manager for Sector Houston-Galveston. She has two tea teenage boys, Joseph and Benjamin (16), and is “dog mom” to a four-year-old chocolate lab, Finn.

As a Coast Guard wife, Maia developed a passion for volunteering within the community, including the Coast Guard Ombudsman program, Vice President of Coast Guard Spouses and Women’s Association, and USA Swimming.  In her free time, she enjoys boating, hiking, fishing, traveling, knitting, trying to grow a garden in Texas, and anything involving the outdoors.

Maia will work remotely in the greater Houston area. If you haven’t had the pleasure of speaking with Maia yet, please be sure to welcome her when you get a chance, you will find her contact information on the Our Staff page on our website.

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