Martha Wilson has been with Bells of the Cascades since around the year 2000. She was not an original member, but did go on the first BOC cruise to Alaska in 1992. She has served on the board for about ten years. A retired mental health therapist, Martha has recently started a second career as a real estate agent. She serves as an elder and sings in the church choir of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland. She is married to Kris Sparks, a former BOC member. In her free time Martha enjoys traveling and both baking and cooking, as well as making beer and snuggling with her dog, Gracie.