Marti is of mixed heritage with Inuit and settler roots. She is the past President and Board Chair of the Manitoba Inuit Association. She is an educator and has been a teacher, principal, Director of Education, School Superintendent at Frontier School Division, and Dean of Indigenous Education at Red River College. Marti most recently worked for Frontier School Division recruiting teachers. Marti has worked locally throughout the province of Manitoba in First Nations and Metis communities. She has worked internationally in Botswana as a school principal, and with community-based projects with Mapuche in Chile, and Indigenous communities in Roraima and Macieo in Brazil. She received her Doctorate in Education in Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Marti volunteers with United Way's Community Indigenous Relations Committee, The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, and the Canadian Forces Liasion Committee.