Gretchen Marty is an attorney who lives and works in downtown Columbus. She has been inspired throughout her life to do good works by her Grandfather, Allan Marty, a true pillar of the Southeastern Ohio community. She currently volunteers with Kinder Key and Dress for Sucess, and encourages everyone to find a cause they believe in and help out. "We all have a little to give back, whether it be an hour or a lifetime." In what little spare time she finds, Gretchen likes to relax with a good book or travel. She particularly enjoys visting her friends that she left behind in NYC when she moved back to Columbus in 2006. "The best part about Columbus is its proximity. It is so close to Chicago and the great cities on the East Coast. We have a lot of the big city influences in terms of art, culture and music, but at heart we are still a great midwestern town."