Bringing Your Ideas to Life

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You’ve poured your lifeblood, education, and passion into your profession. It's time to share your expertise and know-how with the rest of the world.


Do you need some help tooting your horn and getting attention in your field or industry? 


Perhaps your company's website, proposals, and marketing materials could use some help to rise above your competitors.


Or you need some pop and sparkle in your award or grant applications.


I can help!

As a writer and marketing communications coach, I love to connect people and resources or solve seemingly impossible problems.

My real job is to discover what makes you special and help you share that with the world.


I create fertile ground for my clients, bringing your ideas to life.  

I specialize in understanding what you need and distilling what's most important to help you communicate in your unique voice. I help you articulate why you or your business is special.

You pursued your professional career to improve the world and use your powers for good.

My goal is to make your life easier.

You’ll be able to focus on what you do best, while I help you shine in the marketplace.

"The crafting of our new website by Fertile Ground Communications was truly a labor of love on Marie’s part.  She gifted us with her patience and tenaciousness, guiding our team in a true collaborative effort.  Marie’s insightful questioning helped us all better understand what is different and special about our business, and her ability to convey that uniqueness to others in the content she developed will serve us well for years to come."

- Celia Leber, Founder and Patent Attorney, Leber IP Law

With over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, I am passionate about sustainability and corporate citizenship, equity & inclusion, businesses that use their power for good, and doing everything I can to create a kinder, more compassionate world.

In my professional and pro bono work, nothing gives me more pleasure than helping others tell their stories and get recognized for their accomplishments.


I started Fertile Ground Communications to help others find their fertile ground and bring their ideas to life. I like to help other people shine. Learn more about me.

Fertile Ground Communications LLC is a certified women-owned business enterprise, disadvantaged business enterprise, and emerging small business, dedicated to creating a kinder, more sustainable, and just world. 


We offer our services pro bono to nonprofits like The Immigrant Story, whose mission is to foster empathy and build a more inclusive community by sharing immigrant stories.

I love to channel my positive energy to drive creative action, inspiring people with positivity.

Marie Gettel-Gilmartin, Founder and Owner of Fertile Ground Communications

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"When something lights You up,
You put 100 percent of Yourself into it. And it shows."

-alicia Darrow, GHD Director of Marketing & Communications,
Environment (North America)

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​Fertile Ground Communications

Portland, Oregon


Tel: 503-860-6351

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