Martha Ireland

photo of Martha Ireland and her cat

Board Secretary

Martha Ireland escaped from Federal Way to a small farm in the Carlsborg area of Clallam County in 1988, with her husband, Dale.

Originally from Idaho, Martha is the mother of two adult children and grandmother of four. In addition to her ongoing writing career, she was a Clallam County Commissioner (1996-1999), and retired in 2017 as executive coordinator of Serenity House of Clallam County.

She wrote and self-published The Trail of the Snake, an action-adventure western murder mystery set in the 1880s (two-volumes), under her full name, Martha McKeeth Ireland; and provides editing, proofreading, formatting, design and assistance with self-publishing.

Martha joined the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Board in 2021, rounding out commitments with Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church, the local Republican Party, Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers, and Sequim Prairie Grange.

After loving a life-long succession of wonderful dogs, cats, and horses, she currently enjoys life with three cats—Zipper (pictured), Cricket and Pumpkin—plus welcoming visits from her nearby grand-puppy, Twilight.