Marty is a renowned backgammon author, recently rated as a Grandmaster by the Backgammon Masters Awarding Body (BMAB). He brings to the Board his experience as USBGF Feature Editor for Annotated Matches for the PrimeTime Backgammon magazine and software engineering skills. He won the inaugural American Backgammon Tour in 1993, helped by his victory in the star-studded Boston Open. His two-volume book Backgammon Praxis published in 2005 by Fortuitous Press received rave reviews, as did his 2011 book ‘What’s Your Game Plan? Backgammon Strategy in the Middle Game’, co-authored with the intrepid, two-time U.S. Open winner Mary Hickey. He is the Feature Editor for Annotated Matches for PrimeTime Backgammon and regularly contributes to articles and match analysis in Gammon Village and other publications. He lives in a white-picket-fenced New Hampshire house with his wife Nona, their three children, three pet mammals, and several pet bots. He will serve as Chair of the USBGF Editorial Advisory Board.