Colby Martin

Community Leadership Officer - Western NC
310 N. Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601

About Colby

Colby manages local affiliate foundation board success, strength and growth in western North Carolina. He joined the Foundation in 2016. Formerly, he was the Director of Grants and Compliance at Yancey County Schools and earlier was the Executive Director of Graham Children’s Health Services. He served on a variety of nonprofit boards and local government task forces doing work in health, the arts and economic development. He earned his masters of business administration (MBA) at Appalachian State University where he also attended for undergraduate studies. He’s a reader and a writer; he’s written five novels, two plays, and many other unfinished works. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family including his two kids, Emerson and Juliet.