A long-time Iowa City resident, Phoebe Martin is a proud third-generation graduate of Iowa City High School. After high school, Phoebe traveled extensively. She eventually found her way to Chicago, where she went to school and worked for many years as the Program Coordinator at the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program and then as Education Director of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation.
After many adventures, including walking across the north of Spain and hot air ballooning over Tanzania, she returned to Iowa City where she met and married Andy Martin. They have two children, Dexter & Isaak. Before starting her Real Estate career, Phoebe and her husband started Martin Construction, focusing on remodels, repairs, and additions. Phoebe and Andy are active members of the Home Builders Association (HBA), raising money for scholarships for area high school students looking to continue their education related to the housing industry.
Now, as a Licensed Realtor with Blank and McCune, The Real Estate Company, she brings more than ten years of experience in the housing industry and her boundless energy and passion for serving buyers and sellers with her.
Phoebe continues to love working with youth, and it is important to her that she gives back to the community which so generously supports both her businesses. She formerly sat on the Board of Trustees for Willowwind School, and she was a former committee member on the Board of Directors for United Action for Youth, including the Festival of Flowers Committee and the Community Youth Leadership Program. Phoebe started a networking group for local women business owners. She serves on the United Way's Power of the Purse fundraising committee. She is also a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Iowa City and the Board of Review for the Iowa City Assessors. She serves on the steering committee of the Strengthen Grow Evolve campaign, where she fosters the greatest small city for the arts and raises capital funding for the Englert Theatre and FilmScene.
Allison has spent much of her life in Iowa City. She graduated from Iowa City High School and spent the next seven years traveling and exploring the world. She worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska for six years and spent three years fishing and living on a sailboat. Allison moved back to Iowa City shortly after her first child was born as she wanted to raise her children close to family and in a city with as many opportunities as Iowa City has to offer. Allison completed her degree after her return to Iowa City, graduating from The University of Iowa with a BFA in painting. Allison spends time supporting the arts, cooking with friends, & hiking and kayaking with her husband, children, and dogs.