Broker / Owner

NMLS Consumer Access License #1403722

Maria Phelps Black Diamond MortgageAs a Montana Native, Maria came to Black Diamond Mortgage summer of 2015, just a few short months after making her own home purchase through the company. Being hired on as the Operations Manager, it gave Maria the opportunity to excel in her skills in Project Management, Web and CRM Development and Customer Service. Skills she mastered while operating her own Marketing Company in the past.

Since 2015, Black Diamond Mortgage has grown exponentially and in return, Maria was given the opportunity to become Co-Owner with David Boye.

The growth that we have had, and the expertise our company has fine tuned, has proved that I am capable of being an owner of this company and I am very proud of it!”

As of December 31, 2021, Maria shares the Owner Hat with her Business Partner David Boye.

I have known Dave since 2012 and our personalities just ‘click’ for business. We have developed a strong team and strong processes that I feel our joint knowledge will multiply even more!  The next few years will be a different learning experience for us but we have known each other for so long that we feel this is the best time to learn and grow together. Taking Black Diamond Mortgage to a whole new level. One that will help our clients and our team.”


Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2022

In Maria’s spare time, she enjoys all things active… In 2020 she took her Heptathlon experience from College to the Triathlon world and competes in local Triathlons and running events around the state. Running and Biking were natural for Maria, but swimming was never on her agenda until 2019. She had to learn to swim. Luckily, with her natural athletic ability, it is coming along nicely!

She competed in the 70.3 Half Ironman in Coeur D’Alene in June of 2022 (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run) which qualified her for the 70.3 World Championships in St. George Utah in October. She finished in the top 1/4th amongst thousands of other women from around the world.

Her goal for 2023 is to get ‘faster’ at the Half Marathon to then put it all together in 2024 for another 70.3. In January of 2023 she ran a Personal Best of 1:38 for the half marathon but her goal is to get closer to the 1:30 mark. Lots of races lined up this year with a potential fall marathon (to be determined….).

Her goal is to keep getting better physically because it helps her mentally as well. She is also encouraging her family to run and be more physically active for long term health as she has an autoimmune disease (Sjogren’s Syndrome), that has taken years to overcome.

Understanding my autoimmune disease and how devastating it can be was very difficult at first. However, once I knew what I was battling, I decided to take charge.  I have had to learn how to heal my body and get the proper fuel and rest to keep doing the things I love. It has also helped me to help my family be healthier as well. We can’t prevent everything, but we can do more to allow our own bodies to heal. Understanding this has allowed me to go from barely walking around the block 4 years ago, to being the fittest and most active I have ever been… and I’m 40 (ust turned in February of 2023) … so I have a lot more in me!

Maria has been married to husband Kevin for 17 years. They have a 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter.

Recently, Maria has also encouraged a few of her co-workers to head out on midday runs or hit the weight room…. her hope is to show everyone that not only does being active help with overall health, but it also helps with overall productivity at work and home. Team Run

Around the Community

-2022 and 2023 Volunteer for he Columbia Falls Chamber Cloverfest 5k and Fun Run

-2019-current, working with the ‘Tires for a Change” – Helping those in need with winter tires.

-2015 to 2018, Director of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

-2015 to 2017, Director of the Montana Ambassadors

-2014, 2015 Volunteer for TEDxBozeman

-2015 License Holder and Executive Director for TEDxWhitefish

-2014 President of the Flathead Area Young Professionals

-2012, 2013, and 2015 Board Member of the Flathead Area Young Professionals

-2014 Volunteer for TEDxWhitefish

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