Maria Kuntz

Storyteller, Writer, Connector, Creator

Location icon United States of America

I've always been enchanted by stories. As a child I was told to shut my books and go outside. I spent many years travelling, learning languages and meeting strangers just to get the chance to hear their stories. Today, I tell stories. I ask questions, listen closely and write so as to shine a light on the gems that intrigue minds and connect with our hearts.

I use this same approach whether I'm working with colleagues designing programs for students and community members or if I'm interviewing donors and alumni. Every person, every event, has a story—let's share it!


Philanthropic Impact, Proposals & Research

University of Denver Impact Report 2017
A Hockey Complex For Today's Student-Athletes

In spring 2018, DU will break the ice—on the new Miller Hockey Complex designed by sports facility giant JLG Architecture. The new complex is a long-awaited feat made possible by the generosity of more than 140 donors, including 70 former DU hockey players and DU alumnus and board of trustee member, John Miller.

Interviews & Alumni Profiles

University of Denver News Room
DU Prepares Alumna for the Marines

Capt. Avery (Denney) Crisp (BSBA '12) always dreamed of flying planes, but she never imagined DU would put her on a path to making that dream a reality. She was raised in western Colorado, where she skied with her family and played volleyball, basketball, soccer and track throughout high school.

University of Denver Magazine - Spring 2017
Alumnifire Ignites the Pioneer Network (p. 45)

Undergraduate business student Sam Bloomfield will graduate in June with a BSBA in marketing and minors in accounting and leadership studies. While nearly 70 percent of DU alumni remain in the Front Range after graduation, Sam hopes to move back to Minneapolis.

Videos, Blogs & Advertisements

University of Denver Magazine Winter 2017 issue
Be Brighter (p. 35)

Be Brighter. Kindle your network of Pioneers across the globe. Whether you just arrived or graduated 50 years ago, Alumnifire connects you with fellow DU alumni everywhere.

University of Denver Advancement
2017 Alumni Weekend

I produced, directed and wrote the storyboard and script for this video. It was created in collaboration with a videographer who I hired to capture b-roll and do all editing.

University of Colorado Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science
The BOLD Center Video

I produced, directed, lead the creative story team and performed on the ice to create this video.

Career & Professional Development | University of Denver
Office Holiday Party Do's and Don'ts

I am the managing editor of this site. This is a lighthearted piece that I wrote leading up to the holiday season.

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