Marta is a passionate entrepreneur, dedicated to creating artful, innovative and sustainable landscapes across the Western U.S. and beyond. As C.O.O, Marta manages day-to-day operations at Rana Creek, supporting department managers to assure that the quality, innovation, and mission of Rana Creek is maintained in project delivery and nursery products. Marta attended Parsons School of Design in New York, and graduated from the University of Victoria. Marta is an educated connoisseur of many genres of design – from landscape, to architecture, interior, and fashion. After travelling the world extensively through her history in professional sailing, Marta returned to the beloved West Coast. She and Paul enjoy raising their two boys in Carmel Valley, where they have a lively menagerie of horses, sheep, and chickens, and keep a large garden. When not exploring the Central Coast, the Kepharts enjoy travelling abroad, ever seeking inspiration for new ways of integrating the built environment into the natural systems they belong to.