DIRCI BORELLI MARQUART, CEO/CFO
Born and raised in the tropical land of Brazil, came young to the USA in search of knowledge and opportunities. With a vast involvement in the international arena, she has worked in the public and private sectors of mining and oil exploration as well as served in organizations such as ECLAC – Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – United Nations, the World Bank and ADRA International, among others.
Her interests in developing the family business in the stone industry sector and home remodeling, made Frederick, Maryland, her home base of choice. Jointly with her two sons, Junior and Paulo Seidl, names such as Ston’Art Galleria, GranTops and Royal Stone became an icon in the region where they served – the great Washington/Baltimore area, covering the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Dirci finds time to enjoy the artistic world, including painting and music. The National Christian Choir in the USA and Conjunto Sorriso, in Brazil, have been two of the musical institutions in which she either participated or directed. Traveling and being exposed to new and different cultures are ones of her most favorite pastimes. However her passion is in uniquely serving God by making a difference in other people’s lives by means of service – for that reason she founded and runs MissionServ International Aid, Inc., a 501.c3 non-for-profit organization, based in Frederick, MD, that ministers and promotes volunteering services and international short-term missions to assist and develop needy communities abroad.
Dirci considers herself extremely blessed for having her greatest friends in her two sons, Paulo and Junior, who gave her two very special grandsons, Brendon & Brayan, and a sweet granddaughter, Julia! These wonderful kids, coupled with her ministry, make her life very special and worth living.