40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Marta Kephart


Rana Creek Habitat Restoration Inc., Carmel, California

Job Title

Chief Operating Officer/Nursery Manager


Has created compelling landscape designs, living walls and roofs and grown plants for major sustainable landscapes and restoration projects throughout the western United States. Oversees the production of a wide diversity of native plants for urban greening and habitat restoration.


Sail On Sailor: Marta grew up racing small sailboats all over the world from Sydney, Australia, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Fun Facts

Turn the Page: Marta enjoys reading Michael Pollan’s books. “Particularly ‘The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World’, which explores man’s relationship and history with plants.”