Marta was born in Argentina to Taiwanese parents and immigrated to the U.S. as a young girl, settling in and spending her formative years in NYC.
The first member of her family to attend an institution of higher education, Marta was awarded a scholarship to Bernard Baruch College. Following graduation, Marta began working at a CPA firm while pursuing a legal career at St. John’s University School of Law. After completing her JD, she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked as an accountant, auditing a variety of clients.
She has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, with over 23 years’ experience as a financial advisor. She is the founder Spring Street Financial in Atlanta, and is a financial advisor with Raymond James. She currently splits her time between Seattle WA and Atlanta GA.
Marta’s professional background as a Certified Public Accountant, attorney and Certified Financial Planner™ professional helps provide a deeper appreciation of the complexity of a client’s financial framework. Tax planning is critical in this framework, as it is not what you earn, but what you keep and utilize wisely, that matters. Financial planning is analogous to solving a puzzle. The question to be answered is, "How do you balance your resources and your desires to live a full life?" The key is really listening to clients and, together, devising a game plan they can live with that honors what they are seeking – being on track for a secure retirement, buying a second home, taking care of parents, planning a career change, or any other goals that make life meaningful and rich. Her mission is to empower clients to realize their best self and live a life fulfilled through a trusted advisory relationship. Guiding clients to help make decisions that improve their financial well-being and seeing the result is satisfying and rewarding.
One thing that differentiates Marta from many other financial consultants, on the consulting side, is the experience she has with real estate investment analysis. In addition to reviewing real estate investments in terms of portfolio allocation, she has a personal passion for real estate investing having personally been involved in over two dozen real estate transactions as an investor.
She is a firm believer in giving back professionally and personally. In addition to serving as co-chair of the Pride Financial Advisor Network, she has served on the Raymond James Women’s Advisory Council from 2016-2019, is past president of the Financial Planning Association of Georgia, has served on the Financial Planning Association’s OneFPA Advisory Board, was a board member of the American Women’s Society of CPAs Georgia Chapter, and has taught tax planning and financial planning as an adjunct instructor in the Certified Financial Planner program at Oglethorpe University. Personally, she enjoys volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement locally and doing humanitarian missions internationally that have taken her to Myanmar, India and Colombia.
When she is not working with her clients or professional community, she enjoys cooking, yoga, running, exploring new labyrinths to walk, visiting her favorite place in the world, Vancouver, B.C, and spending time with her partner, Carrie, and two young sons, Matthew and Richard.