Marshall Martin was born and raised in Northern California. With degrees in education, art history, and anthropology, he has had a very fulfilling career as an elementary school educator and at the same time conducted a successful antique doll business for over 30 years. Well-known and respected in the antique doll world in the United States and abroad, Mr. Martin has been published in periodicals and journals. He has presented programs and lectures at national conventions, workshops, and local events. He has helped organize and set up special displays at museums, conventions, and libraries. He is always willing to offer his expertise to local organizations and societies when asked. Mr. Martin participates annually in many antique doll shows and sales in the United States and abroad. He is a long-standing member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs and the National Antique Doll Dealers Association. He is always willing and eager to give advice and direction to collectors. Being very proud of awards and recognition he has received in the antique doll field, Mr. Martin is most proud of the national recognition he has received for his teaching career.