Marta specializes in writing about food, wine, gardening, grizzly and black bear encounters, wild-crafting, salmon seining, and totemic art. She has completed many travel articles for cruise publications and has written extensively about urban farming. Marta is also a classically trained chef who frequently writes culinary-themed articles with a focus on Pacific Northwest and First Nations traditions.
Marta currently spends her time between a tousled old property in the grasslands surrounding Oregon's Strawberry Mountain Range, the city of Ashland, Oregon, and an island located deep in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago.
Marta has been active in wild salmon preservation for over twenty years. She is also involved in domestic animal rescue and has a soft spot for misplaced wolf hybrids, although she shares her current home with a happy little Pomeranian named Sammy who chases elk every chance he gets.
Other interests include growing culinary herbs, writing flash fiction on the porch, crafting garden mosaics from thrift-store china, and carving designs into red salmon fillets with a sharp knife.
Marta attended Oregon State University and majored in horticulture with an emphasis on blueberry breeding. She was fortunate enough to have studied with Dr. Robert Tichnor, who was responsible for the creation of the university's fabulous experimental farm located in Aurora, Oregon.
As both a chef and a culinary journalist, Marta knows how to prepare food as well as write about it. Her family has been in the seafood business in Alaska for over 25 years. During the last several years, she has ghostwritten two cookbooks and has written numerous articles for culinary publications. Marta specializes in Northwest and Pacific Rim cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Marta has written extensively about travel and is particularly knowledgeable about the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Marta's love for anything that grows shows through in her writing. From seed catalog descriptions to basic how-to lists for fledgling gardeners, Marta's clear writing style makes horticultural endeavors fun, easy, and inspiring.
Marta has been writing agriculture-related articles for years, specializing in farming operations in Oregon's Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest pinot noir cultivation.
Marta currently specializes in blog posts about every aspect of life in the great state of Alaska. She also has significant experience writing about gardening in the Pacific Northwest and outdoor sports such as skiing, horseback riding, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. Marta has written too many culinary articles to count on everything from crafting the perfect canna cocktail to how to step out to the beach in Southeast Alaska and gather everything necessary for a delicious meal. She also writes about normal food-and-beverage topics.
Marta writes articles about optimal preparation techniques for wild Alaskan salmon, which pinot noir goes best on the porch will chilled summer fruit, and what to wear when visiting small foggy towns on California's Lost Coast. She writes articles on protecting a Pomeranian's feet when winter makes sidewalks and other surfaces danger zones due to ice shards and roadway runoff and how to go ice fishing when outdoor temperatures dip below -50.
Marta currently writes product descriptions for an equestrian clothing company, several shoe retailers, numerous food and beverage companies, and at least seven boutique retailers that specialize in personal grooming products made from botanical plant oils. Marta also writes catalog copy for several Pacific Northwest plant nurseries and for a gallery that specialized in aboriginal art.