Owner + Director of Communications
Martina was born and raised in Oregon. Growing up, her father was an avid fisherman, her mother a gardener and canner, and her grandmother a talented home cook -- with an appreciation for food as a deeply rooted part of their family values. After graduating with a degree in Communications from Oregon State University, Martina interned at several PR and Advertising agencies, including Hill & Knowlton and R/West. Becoming a Principal at Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Martina led their expansion into the world of marketing and communications to provide strategic counsel for clients primarily in the consumer products and food and beverage realm. It was through this expansion that she first met Christopher Kostow at an industry event in 2009.
Working alongside Christopher and the associated restaurants - The Restaurant at Meadowood, The Charter Oak, and Ensue - has been the story of her life. Martina and Christopher are partners in all things, together in their personal lives raising two daughters, as well as managing the operations, branding, and development of current and future projects. An incredible standalone talent, Martina can occasionally be found at the end of The Charter Oak bar laughing out loud and enjoying a martini.