My name is Maria J Garner (Byrd). I dated a writer and producer when I was in my early 20's and he encouraged me to become an actress. I did not follow his advice, which I do not regret; however the main reason for being on this site is to promote two individuals (male and female) that are musical artist. One being my daughter and the other my nephew and they both have tremendous talent. I'm not saying this as some lame mom/aunt that wants to promote them. It is true! I will be updating their information and profiles to my site soon with their permission. In the meantime to provide a little information about myself ...I am a social worker MSW, LSW by profession; meaning I am licensed to provide clinical counseling in an agency setting. I aspire to become independently licensed which I am currently pursuing. I enjoy my work and love the people I come in contact with on a daily basis. They would be a great population to write about or study for roles related to Mental Health and Substance abuse. I provide group therapy and I am an "actress" on a daily basis, while providing encouragement enabling other to face life's challenges. I hope to be accepted into this community even though I am not in the profession because I am interested in the inner workings of the art world.
Name: Maria J. Byrd
Lives in: Columbus, Ohio