Get to know Marti, one of Project Respect’s facilitators!


Q: When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be…

A: A world Traveler!  I love to travel to new places and experience new things while enjoying nature!


Q: How did you end up at Project Respect?

A: I had recently moved to Ohio and I have a passion for youth and purity.  My friends Dez and Joey knew this and they told me about Project Respect. So I emailed Jackie and the rest is history!


Q: What do you love most about working with Project Respect?

A: Working alongside people who share similar passions and interacting with the kids.


Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?

A: Depends on the day, but usually something with chocolate involved…


Q: What food can you not go without?

A: Cheerios and Chocolate


Q: What’s one of your best memories as a child?

A: My best memories as a child are when we would go on family vacations!  My parents almost always took us somewhere new and we would camp on our trips.  I LOVED waking up in the morning with all the wilderness noises and we would cook our breakfast over a camp fire. YUM!


Q: I could go anywhere in the world…

A: I’m too indecisive, there are so many places that I would like to go and I’m sure there are more places that I don’t know about but that I would also like to go to!  Someplace with more nature and less people. I don’t like crowds.


Q: People might be surprised to know…

A: That I won a 5K in my gender/age division while in high school! (Does it really matter to tell people that I was the only girl in my age category? Lol!) I also used to play bass guitar and sing harmony on our worship team.


Q: When I’m not in the classroom, I’m most likely to be found…

A: Hanging out with my baby girl and my handsome hubby.


Q: What’s playing in your CD player/on your iPhone right now?

A: Nothing.  I enjoy the quiet. I’m STRANGE. Sometimes I’ll be listening to WBCL, Adventures in Odyssey, Focus on the Family, or Family Life Today.  I love listening to stories!


Q: How do you relax?

A: Watch an episode of Phineas and Ferb.


Q: What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you emotional, cry or tear up?

A: Call the Midwife!  Oh my goodness, talk about an emotional roller coaster!  This is quality entertainment.


Q: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

A: Once again my indecisiveness kicks in…. too many choices! OH WAIT! I know. At the moment I would chose Tim Hawkins.  Yes.  I would be pleased if Tim Hawkins would be my dinner guest.  If you haven’t heard of him.  Look him up.  He is sure to brighten your day!


Q: Would you like to be famous? In what way?

A: Yes in a sense.  I would like to leave a legacy like my grandparents did.  I grew up in the area that my grandparents and my father grew up in.  So when I was an adult, people would ask me, “Are you a Foerschler?”  They could somehow tell which family I came from and every time we made that connection, these people would always have stories of kindness, generosity, faith, fun times and the impact that my family had on their lives.  It made me proud to be a part of the Foerschler family!


Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?

A: Waking up refreshed, some quiet time, then hanging out with some friends and family chatting, playing games, music, enjoying nature and good food!