Maria Elena came to the USA from South America to learn English and study at the Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she graduated as a Fashion Designer. Also, she took courses in Color Theory and Interior Decoration at Los Angeles City College.
After working in the Fashion field for a while, she took a position in the Travel Industry moving on to become a bilingual journalist first and a magazine editor in the entertainment business later. Those broad experiences provide her a colorful and diverse background that led to her interest in Real Estate.
Starting a new career, Elena became a licensed Real Estate agent and while she was successful at it, the creative bug never left her so, to further her vocation, she became a Graduate of the "Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program", taught by internationally recognized home staging expert Debra Gould.
Now running her own staging and Interior Decoration business, Alpha Staging Design, Elena's knowledge and passion for colors, spaces and shapes can provide any client the perfect combination for a well staging or decorated home by giving them some simple ideas or coordinating the whole project.