A graduate of Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia, Marty began her business career at her family’s travel agency, World Wide Travel. She later joined her husband, Brian Kemp, at Kemp Development and Construction Company where the couple developed numerous projects throughout the region.

Married for twenty-six years, the Kemps have three daughters - Jarrett, Lucy, and Amy Porter. While raising their girls, Marty Kemp has served as a substitute teacher, pre-school teacher, and volunteer at their school. The Kemp Family is active in their community. They are also long-standing members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where Marty served on the vestry and as a Junior Warden.