Marty Giles began interpreting the natural resources of the Oregon Coast over 45 years ago and has worked in many aspects of communicating about nature—from program delivery to teaching and supervising. Currently, she is owner/operator of Wavecrest Discoveries, a nature-guiding service that specializes in “mind-refreshing” explorations of the southern Oregon Coast. Marty also writes a fortnightly nature column for The World newspaper and does contract writing and editing as SharpPoint Writing & Editing Services. She participates in many local groups involved in natural resources, cultural resources, and community, and has served on the Coos WA Board since 2003.