Katarina Martin

Katarina Martin is the president, founder and spirit behind Golden Shores Communications.

With almost twenty years of experience,  Katarina got her start in marketing and design by starting in media sales at a local newspaper in Napa Valley.  It was through her passion for helping realtors and small businesses with their brands and marketing that led Katarina to return to school to study brand, marketing and design further.

After finishing her studies, Katarina returned to media sales by taking a business development position at a local arts publication, and then a few years later, moving onto an account management position with a national media company, both in Marin County.

After a few years, she eventually went onto creating Golden Shores Communications.

Now, Katarina utilizes her education and experience to assist local, independently-owned business owners in creating a brand identity and marketing strategy for their business that will become golden!

Katarina is quoted as saying that the biggest enjoyment for her job is “Seeing clients get excited when they see their brand represented properly in the marketplace and seeing their marketing campaigns deliver results.  The excitement on their face is everything to me!”

Favorite Quote – “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”  –  Harriet Tubman

Favorite Vacation Spot –  Hawaii….One side of my family is from Hawaii and it is the place that I can go and totally unwind and relax!  It truly feels like home!

If you had to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? – It is a toss up between an original malasada from Leonard’s, homemade macaroni n’ cheese (food of the Gods!) and a well-made spinach salad.  Also, Apple Butter…but only if it is from Texas!

Who Inspires You?  Mariska Hargitay – I would love to meet her someday!

What is Your Favorite Holiday?
Independence Day and Thanksgiving

On the weekends, you can find me – Spending time with family and friends.  I also enjoy being by water – whether it be the ocean, river or a lake.  I also enjoy cooking and learning new things.