Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Marty developed an early appreciation for the great outdoors and a natural lifestyle. She was raised eating moose and salmon with lots of wild berries every summer. After high school she headed off to the University of Colorado (CU Boulder) and earned a BA in French, the highlight of which was a year abroad in Bordeaux, France.
When Marty heard about naturopathic medicine it immediately resonated with her. She began working at a health food store and learning all she could about herbs and supplements. It took quite a few years to get the science prerequisites under her belt, but finally she was ready for the new adventure.
In 2002, Marty moved to Portland, Oregon to attend National University of Natural Medicine and there she met her husband Glenn (a Hartsville native). During the last several years of school she maintained a part-time practice as a licensed massage therapist and worked as a hospice volunteer. The diversity of her clinical education included working at an outreach clinic for migrant farm workers with a team of other Spanish-speaking students. In June 2008 she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree with high honors.
Upon graduation, the Ingrams moved to Brevard, NC where they opened Through the Woods Natural Health and taught Anatomy & Physiology at Blue Ridge Community College. They have returned to Glenn’s hometown of Hartsville to be near family. Their son Alex is thrilled to be living so close to his grandparents!
Marty enjoys getting creative in the kitchen, especially with fresh ingredients from the garden. She loves biking and playing outdoors with her family, dancing, and practicing her languages whenever possible.