Dave and Jackie Martin
Dave and Jackie Martin are born and raised Yoopers and proud of it. Jackie grew up in Escanaba, graduating from Escanaba Area High School in 1982. She attended Bay DeNoc Community College and NMU earning a LPN certificate followed by an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Her entire nursing career was spent working in a few area nursing homes. Dave grew up in Marquette graduating from MSHS in 1973 and NMU in 1996 with a degree in CIS. Dave worked for a few years driving semi-truck for Schneider and then spent over 30 years working for Fraco. In 2011, Dave and Jackie quickly jumped into a business adventure and purchased The Window Store. Within a few years, they added the Barrier Free Store to help the community with a service that was definitely needed.
They both feel community service is very important. Jackie learned from her father at a young age to always be involved and give back to the community in which we live. Jackie has been involved in many service organizations over the last several years including the Escanaba and Marquette Exchange Clubs and Breakfast Rotary and currently is the Secretary for Trillium House, Vice-President for Professional Women in Building and a member of the Upper Peninsula Builders Association. Dave was also a past member of the Marquette Exchange Club and is currently on the Bay Cliff Health Camp board, Vice-President of the UP Builder’s Association, and an Executive Director of the Home Builder’s Association of Michigan.
Dave is the proud stepfather to Jackie’s three children, Heather, Trevor and Kyle and two beautiful granddaughters, Kyla and Olivia. They enjoy spending time on Little Lake in the house they built together entertaining family and friends. Traveling is another past time they enjoy with Hawaii being their favorite second home so far.
End of life and hospice care is very important to the couple. Jackie has seen both personally and professionally the benefits of hospice. Dave’s mom passed away under hospice care and stated “I don’t know how we would’ve done it without them.” They are thankful for being a part of this event. Now let’s dance!