Marti has had animals for as far back as she can remember. Growing up she had cats... lots of cats! After she graduated from high school, she took a year off to work full-time and save money to go to Cosmetology school. She got a job at a pet store where she met her best friend and future husband. They married in 1990 and since then, they have had many "kids" together; all of them either scaled, feathered, or furry.
The Oldhams moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 1994. Marti's husband started a landscaping business while she owned a retail beauty supply and salon for 21 years. In 2016, Marti decided to downsize (aka have a life outside of work), so she closed the retail store and opened a small salon where she continues to work as a hairdresser today. This change has allowed her time to volunteer at OPHS where she joined the board of directors in January 2017.
Over the years, Marti and her husband have had fish, hamsters, gerbils, finishes, canaries, a citron crested cockatoo, and several dogs. Currently, they have a Blue Heeler named Betty and two teacup Chihuahuas, Señor Ruben Hector Sanchez and Lola.