About

Martha has a B.A. degree in psychology from Hood College in Frederick, MD and a M.A. in Counseling from West Virginia University. Martha is a middle school counselor and has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings. She has worked as an executive director of a Boys and Girls Club and has owned several small businesses. She has seen the power of story in life, business and family. Martha is a 2014 World Storytelling Award Recipient.

Martha is a member of:

  • South Carolina Storytelling Network
  • North Carolina Storytelling Guild
  • League for the Advancement of New England Storytellers (L.A.N.E.S.)
  • National Storytelling Network
  • Story Spinners of Laurinburg, NC
  • Toastmasters
Upcoming & Recent Venues:
  • Storytelling Festival of the Carolina's, Laurinburg NC - October 16-18, 2015
  • Anson County NC Writers Conference - April 2015
  • SC Girl Scout Council - March & June 2015
  • SC York County First Steps Early Childhood Education Conference - March 2015
  • Storyteller in Residence - Lester Elementary School, Florence SC - June 2014
  • Francis Marion University Center of Excellence - Teaching Children of Poverty Conference Presenter - June 20, 2014
  • Writers Retreat - Paradox, NY July 2014
  • Story Space  Cambridge, MA  July 29, 2014
  • Toastmasters Leadership Training Presenter - Florence & Columbia, SC August 2 & 9, 2014
  • SCSN Conference @ USC Sumter - September 27, 2014
Martha's prior venues include:
  • Private Dinner Event: Pee Dee Land Trust - September 26, 2013
  • Lynches River County Park - Florence County, SC - October 5, 13
  • Hagood Mill Festival - October 19, 2013
  • Florence Tellabration - Florence, SC - November 23, 2013
  • Bold Face Liars Competition - Laurinburg, NC January 2014
  • Charleston Tells! - Charleston, SC March 14, 2014
  • Marion Arts Council Story on Main - Marion, SC May 17, 2014
  • Newbury Opera House - Newbury, SC March 13, 2013 - Emcee & Feature Teller
  • The Story Space - Cambridge, MA  April 2, 2013  - Feature Teller
  • Florence District One Public Schools, Mentor Banquet Keynote Speaker - April 16, 2013
  • NC Writers Conference  - April 20, 2013  - Feature Teller w/ Michael Reno Harrell & Tyris Jones
  • SC Toastmasters Spring Conference - Myrtle Beach  April 26-27, 2013 - workshop leader
  • Charleston Tells! Emcee 2013
  • Winner of the SC Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest in 2011
  • Storytelling Festival of Carolina, Laurinburg, NC: Regional teller 2011 / Emcee 2012, 2013
  • SC Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, Woodruff, SC 2012
  • The Rooster’s Wife, Pinehurst, NC
  • Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge, MA
  • Strawberry Festival, Concord, NH  Summer 2012
  • Walnut Street CafĂ©, Lynn, MA     November 2012