Maria Acevedo was born is Aguadilla, PR to the marriage of Maria Hernandez and Otoniel Acevedo. She has several brothers and sisters. Maria or Tita as we like to call her, moved to San Jose, Ca in 1985.
Once she became a mother, she decided to stay in San Jose and decided since she could not go back home, she would bring her family to her. One by one Tita managed to go from a family of one to a family of eight! She brought her siblings and mom to live with her and with that same determination, she decided to find the Puerto Rican community.
It was just a matter of time before she would find them. In 1990 she discovered the famous El “Dia de San Juan” Festival. She vowed to one day make the same difference this people made in her life that day.
Maria Tita Acevedo is the proud mother of Lourdes Valle, Edgardo Valle and Michael Cintron. She is happily married to Aaron Campbell.
Maria has worked as a vocational counselor and a teacher for 8 years. In 2005 she became and entrepreneur when the doors for Ace Interpreting Opened. Tita has been self employed and now operates in several counties. Tita has always taken pride in her work and thru it, helps the Hispanic Community understand California Workers Compensation law. In 2011 she opened the doors of Ace DNA Testing in California.
She works side by side with friends outside a organization that helps families with inmates needs. She offers her services as an interpreter free of charge for families during legal appointments. She also runs a free referral business for legal assistance to the Hispanic community.
Tita has always been known for her free spirit firm beliefs and determination. She is also known for her love of salsa and has won El “Dia de San Juan” salsa contest on 5 different occasions!
Tita served for 5 years as the Vice President and Events coordinator for the PRCC of San Jose as a delegate and member at large for the W.R.P.R.C. She dedicated her efforts to increase the quality of the Youth Performers bringing diversity and having local artist such as Deandre Brackesic, currently an American Idol contestant, perform free of charge for our youth. She is fully committed to preserving our culture and raising funds for our scholarship event thru El “Dia de San Juan” Festival as well as up coming events.