About Martha

I married Brian Hooker in 1983 and have lived in the Roanoke Valley since then. We had our daughter, Lindsay, in 1986 and our son, Jake, in 1989. Lindsay and her husband, Jon Clark, now live in Pennsylvania and have a son, Josiah, and a daughter, Grace. Jake and his wife, Lauren, live in North Carolina while Jake completes seminary.


Work Experience

1992 – Present Roanoke County Planning Commission 
Chairman:  1994, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2014 
Vice Chairman: 1993, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2013
Work with Roanoke County Department of Community Development on land use issues and makes recommendations to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. 

2002 – Present Marketing Coordinator/Business Teacher 
Glenvar High School 
Work with students and businesses in the community in cooperative education.


Education Experience

2002-2004 - Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Continuing Education courses

1979-1983 - Harding University
Searcy, AR 
BA Marketing 


Community Activities

2014-Present - Capital Improvement Projects Committee

2011-Present - General Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education
Roanoke County Schools 

2001-2002 - Parent Advisory Committee
Glenvar Middle School

2001-2002 - School-By-School Committee
Glenvar Middle School

2001-2002 - Parent Teacher Association
Volunteer Coordinator
Glenvar Middle School
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award – 1st place in VAPTA – Went on to National PTA competition

1999-2001 - Parent Teacher Association 
Glenvar Middle School