Ellen Graf-Martin started her marketing career in 2000, hosting global mission leaders for the launch of the internationally-acclaimed, Operation World. In 2008 at the height of a national recession she opened Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Since then, she’s enjoyed the privilege of launching countless brands, films, books, and working with several national and international non-profit organizations. Ellen’s deep commitment to using the tried and tested marketing tools in her hands to come alongside organizations working for good is clear in the work that she does. Through The Change Makers Podcast, she connects with guests to provide sector leaders with information and insight to help them thrive. She has a strong desire to be a mentor to the next generation of mission-driven, diverse, skilled marketers who can provide excellent support to non-profit organizations. With a variety of cross-cultural living experiences and a west-coast upbringing, Ellen now survives winters and enjoys summers in Ontario with her husband and daughter and their feisty Bengal cat. A lover of all things creative, hospitality, the ocean, and the mountains, Ellen’s craft stash is significant, her kitchen is always open to friends and family, her smile is welcoming, and her travel bag is ready to go. As a trained inspirational speaker, Ellen has shared her personal story and encouragement with thousands of women from across Canada. Her desire to equip and encourage women, especially those who lead, launched Ellen’s Picks almost 6 years ago. It is the realization of a dream, a vision to connect a community of Christian women in leadership from across Canada with each other and life-changing resources.Underpinning all of this, is a deep, tested faith, a commitment to joy and hope, and a trust in God’s provision and preparation. Seeing God work as Master Weaver through the decades of Ellen’s life, means she is convinced that He will continue to work all things together for good, because of His call, His purpose, and His unfailing love.