Marty was raised in eastern Ohio around Youngstown and graduated in 1967 from Miami University with a B.S. degree in chemistry.
Upon graduation, he joined The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, and spent the next 35 years in various roles of research and applied technology, with his last seven years serving as the Senior Scientist of the company’s automotive business in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
In this later capacity, he focused on opportunities induced by government safety and emission laws and regulations, which led to patents for passenger impact protection and mitigation of diesel engine particulate and hydrocarbon emissions. It was this experience that introduced him to the novel concept that CO2, a gas of life, was a harmful pollutant.
Upon retirement in 2003, Marty became a student of climate to understand the rational for demonization of CO2. This led to his participation with The Right Climate Stuff Research Team in 2012. He currently serves as Vice Chairman.
Other interests include his service as a trainer and 18-year councilor for the AARP TaxAide® program, and as a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the board of the Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges.
Marty and his wife Carole just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and hope to soon resume exploring the post-COVID world.