Ms. Martin has held a number of positions over her career, ranging from bank teller to translator for the U.S. Dept. of Interior, to French teacher and tourism interpreter. She also has volunteered in a number of community activities for many years, including serving as a Twig Shop volunteer at the local hospital for over 35 years. She and her husband, Brandon, live in Petersburg. They have two adult children.


  • Active civic leader and music teacher, St. Mark’s Preschool, 1991-present


  • Post-graduate study, University of Georgia, 1971-1972
  • BA in French, St. Andrews College, 1971, including junior year abroad, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1969-1970
  • Graduate, Petersburg High School, 1967

Activities, Associations and Volunteer Work

  • Chairman, Friends of the Historic Farmers Bank, 2016-present
  • Board member and former president (2004-2006), Petersburg Garden Club, 1984-present
  • Board Member, Garden Club of Virginia; librarian, District 1 chairman, Historic Garden Week; State Chairman, Historic Garden Week, 2013 & 2014
  • Director, APVA/Preservation Virginia—Fort Henry Branch, 2007-2013
  • Member, Jamestowne Society
  • Member, The Study Club of Petersburg, 1983-present
  • Member, The Woman’s Club
  • Volunteer for 35+ years and former board treasurer, Twig Shop at Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Life-long member, Second Presbyterian Church; ordained elder, 1981; chairwoman, worship committee; moderator, Presbyterian Women; member, handbell choir; kindergarten Sunday School teacher; former Clerk of Session
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Alice Squires Martin