Maria Dampman is a woman of many talents. An international journalist, blogger, and award winning speechwriter, Maria's love for writing is only second to her love of the great outdoors. An avid horsewoman and farmer, Maria owns and manages Smiling Cat Farm, a small farm located in Northern Virginia that specializes in rescuing animals of all types, from puppies to ponies. Currently in the works is Maria's yet to be titled humorous memoir of life lessons learned during her move from the suburbs to their farm. Stay tuned!