about lake martin life

Living the Lake Martin Dream.

Embraced by Nature, Enriched by Heritage, United by Community – 

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Lake Martin, Alabama, where histroy and natural splendor come together to create a vibrant community. Nestled in the heart of Alabama, Lake Martin offers over 40,000 acres of pristine water and nearly 900 miles of stunning shoreline, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Our website is dedicated to showcasing the rich cultural heritage, the breathtaking beauty, and the stories of the people who call Lake Martin home. From the serene coves and lush forests to the bustling marinas and charming lakeside towns, every corner of Lake Martin is steeped in a unique Southern charm that we are excited to share.

Here, you'll find the latest news on events and activities happening around the lake, as well as in-depth features on local history and the fascinating stories of its residents. Whether you're a longtime local, a visitor planning your next adventure, or simply someone who appreciates the soul of the South, our goal is to provide you with a window into the heart and soul of Lake Martin. Join us as we explore the traditions, celebrate the beauty, and connect with the vibrant community that makes Lake Martin a truly special place.

Courtney Hancock


Courtney Hancock began her career in marketing & communications after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English from Samford University in 2014. Returning to her first love of writing in 2019, she entered the media industry to help brands creatively tell their stories. Courtney joined Yellowhammer Multimedia as Creative Services Director in June 2021 to assist the business development side in producing innovative messaging and content strategies for advertising partners. In 2022, she was named CEO of SoulGrown to ensure the brand’s continued growth and to serve as a champion for the businesses and people of Alabama. She and her husband Joel have two son’s and reside in Birmingham, AL.

email: chancock@soul-grown.com

Ellis Terry


Alabama native Ellis Terry founded SoulGrown in 2013 while studying at The University of Alabama with a desire to showcase the style and beauty found throughout his home state. Through its unique perspective on Southern culture, today SoulGrown shares the personality of Alabama with people across the world. Ellis and his wife, Emily, reside in Birmingham, Alabama.


Kate Fitch


A Birmingham native and marketing strategist, Kate Fitch has a passion for utilizing mindful strategies to create meaningful results. After spending several years working and traveling throughout the U.S. and beyond, she has come to appreciate the beauty of home and community. She founded Local Living Birmingham, a directory created to increase visibility for local businesses in her hometown, as a way to express this appreciation. Over the course of her career, she has taken on projects from a range of clients in need of curated, conscious marketing strategies.

email: Kate@soul-grown.com

Partnerships & Collaborations

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Our partnerships and collaborations with local businesses, organizations, and community groups are dedicated to enhancing the Lake Martin experience, fostering growth, and promoting the rich culture and natural beauty of our beloved region. Together, we work to create a thriving and connected community for all to enjoy.

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