I grew up in an agricultural community in Indiana, where I learned the beauty of working landscapes and the value of community. Over the years, I have put these values to work for our community as a President of the Bear Yuba Land Trust, a board member of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, and a longtime volunteer for Sammie’s Friends.
Also, I practiced as a business and financial services attorney in law firms and corporations for over twenty years. As chief counsel at Charles Schwab Investment Management, I developed executive and risk management skills, practiced in the area of municipal finance, and negotiated major contracts for businesses.
I’m a mother and an experienced attorney, and I’m running for Supervisor because in Nevada County, it’s time to move beyond business as usual. I believe we’re ready to choose the future: to find common ground on economic development, protecting our communities from fire, and protecting our water. These are nonpartisan issues. This is about coming together, showing some leadership, and getting results.
About Kayle Martin, Cowgirls & Collard Greens
Once a cowgirl, always a cowgirl!
I grew up in Grass Valley in the heart of Northern California’s Gold Country, romping through wildflower covered meadows, climbing trees, swimming in creeks, riding horses and caring for a slew of animals on a five-acre farm with my single mom. A lover of nature and animals for as long as I can remember, I became a vegetarian in the 6th grade after my beloved cow, Cupcake, ended up on my dinner plate.
Years later, after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the ripe young age of 30, I made the transition from a vegetarian to a vegan diet. I have been living an animal-free lifestyle for over five years and am totally cancer free!
I now speak at conferences, I am working on my first book, and have been featured as the “Survivor Story” in Keep a Breast‘s magazine, on The Vegan Zombie‘s cooking show and in Cosmopolitan magazine. My mission is to encourage people to live happier, healthier lives by putting more veggies on their plates and positive thoughts in their minds.
My free time is spent counseling newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at my local hospital, seeking out new vegan restaurants and products (especially cowgirl boots!), engaging in animal activism and living a life full of F-U-N!
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