About Us

Hi, I’m Marty, a critical care nurse with over 20 years of experience. I love food, wine, art, and the finer things in life. But I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty! I hold a black belt in Taekwondo and a green belt in Kempo. My hobbies are yoga, tennis, and golf. I love cooking and eating. My new endeavor is starting a garden. I love the arts and hold season tickets to local Opera, ballet, and orchestra. A past President of the Mobile Opera Board of Directors and a member of the Eastern Shore Medical Alliance. I recently retired from nursing to indulge myself in life. Born and bred near the Gulf of Mexico. I am a wife and a mother. Chiefly my goal is to inspire others to appreciate their lives and to Savour every moment of it!


Hi, my name is Kathleen. I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and attended the University of South Alabama. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Nursing, as well as receiving a minor in Photography. While attending college, I worked for the Vanguard newspaper and for the Mobile Press-Register, as a freelance photographer. I then went on to work for a local professional photographer, covering many of Mobile’s society weddings and events. In 1998 I started Photography by Carlen; working independently, I created images for advertising purposes children’s portraits, and I covered events all over South Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. In 2010 I earned my Master’s degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and worked for several years at local hospitals. Currently, I am working on my first non-fiction book as well as freelance writing for publications. I often love to travel, especially to Italy, and enjoy sharing stunning shots of European landmarks and local culture when possible. I enjoy helping people and listening to others. My goal is to bring attention to the beautiful details of our lives so we can focus on them and live a more fulfilling life. 

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