Marti studied art at Olivet College before transferring to Eastern Michgian University where she graduated with a BFA in Painting, Drawing, and Art History. She earned her MAT from Saginaw Valley State University in 2010. Marti began working in Fibers in the late 1980's and has displayed and sold her pieces in Art Galleries and Boutiques across the country under her company label "Martel Designs." She currrently resides and works in Owosso, Michigan and teaches Art at Owosso High School, as well as, Kendall College of Art and Design.