Martha Nunnallee Armitage believes in honoring and sharing her culture through her life’s work. From the very beginning of her life, growing up on a working ranch in Cherokee Nation and as a Cherokee woman herself, Martha learned that business and heritage go hand in hand.
After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Martha married Mike Armitage in the winter of 1985, and together they built a successful livestock marketing business while raising two sons. She made a strategic point to instill Cherokee culture into their family life and business. Following Mike’s death in 2020, Martha has kept her ranching business and passion for Indigenous heritage with much to come on the horizon.