Maria Dorsett Schroeder


Maria Dorsett Schroeder is the CEO of Schroeder Publications, of Lynchburg, Virginia, since 2002, and Owner since April, 2009.  She is the co-author, publisher, and/or editor of 25+ Civil War era military history regimentals, letters, and diaries, one post Civil War documentary, and has several more publications in the works.  She and her husband, who is the Historian of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, have been married for for 19 years and have had their publishing company for 18 years.  Maria also specializes in graphic design and is an individual consultant for hire for selective professional jobs such as:  organizational management, PowerPoint slide-shows, documentation, resumes, letters, inspirational writings, book covers, research, presentations, reports, manuals, web sites, ads, brochures, newsletters, typing, transcription, and editing manuscripts.

Maria has two Office System Technology degrees in Word Processing and Medical Terminology. Her past employment career consists of several Executive Assistant and Computer Operator positions since 1992, including associations with Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Virginia; Campbell County Schools, Naruna, Virginia; Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation, Brookneal, Virginia; New River Valley Radio, LLC, Radford, Virginia; and Healing the Heart of Diversity®, Roanoke, Virginia, a program of the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She is a graduate of the Healing the Heart of Diversity Retreat Series Program from the 2001, Pomona, California group.

Most recently Maria began a career in alternative healing and giving workshops for health & nutrition education and organic gardening.  She worked for Dr. Edward Bauchou's Chiropractic in Lynchburg, Virginia from 2004-2007, and in 2005 began her own Juice Plus+ Virtual Franchise becoming a Wellness Coach and is passionate about helping people to find better health, longevity, self empowering/healing, vitality and happiness.;  Maria is also conscientiously fighting GMO giants like Monsanto and the industrialized food revolution, educates others to become part of the localvore movement and supports local farmers.

Maria is fond of women in sports and is co-founder of the first women’s ice hockey team in the New River Valley, founded in 1999.  She is the most recent Administrator, Treasurer, USA Hockey Representative, and Alternate Captain of the Roanoke Valley Vixens.  The Vixens were members of the East Coast Women’s Hockey League (ECWHL) which has momentarily disbanded.  The last offices Maria held was board member, team representative, and league treasurer.  She has aspirations of rejuvenating a women's hockey team in the Roanoke/Lynchburg surrounding areas in the near future.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys face painting for parties and events (!/pages/FacePainting-Princess-Face-Makeup-by-Maria/176065459133706), communicating and moderating several on-line networking groups; traveling with her husband; scrapbooking, writing poetry; reading; hiking; gardening; playing ice hockey; web site design; interior decorating; studying subjects like horticulture, insect and animal behavior, physical and mental health, social sciences, Native American culture, individual spiritual paths, and alternative non-medical health and healing.

Maria is also a mother of a very active & bright 4 1/2 year-old boy, and expecting a baby girl in early July 2012!

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Last updated 6/2/2012