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Meet the Co-Founders

Martha Fell & Stephanie Tamblyn

The Jaxx & Marbles story started with two business savvy women, one from Montreal and the other from Toronto who launched a unique company designing a line of home and cottage décor, inspired by their shared love of the Canadian countryside.

A Montrealer at heart, Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband and two teenage sons in her own country and province just as much as abroad. Being a lifelong skier, Stephanie grew up spending time in both the Laurentians as well as the Eastern Townships, appreciating the beauty of the Quebec mountains ranges. As co-founder of Jaxx & Marbles, Stephanie brings a wealth of creative knowledge and flair from her 12+ years as Communications Director for the Park Hyatt Toronto.

Childhood experiences cottaging in both The French River as well as the Kawarthas gave Martha an early appreciation for the vastness of lakes & landscapes in Ontario. But it wasn’t until she met her husband on Georgian Bay that she really “Fell” for cottaging as an adult. And now, Geoff, Martha and their daughters have cherished their summers in the same Sans Souci area together for over 25 years.

Before co-founding Jaxx & Marbles in 2014, Martha spent 20 years in finance, including 5 years as CEO of Women in Capital Markets where she was awarded the 2012 Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network.  Martha brings skills & experiences to Jaxx & Marbles with a focus on finance, operations, and website management. Martha also devotes her time to volunteer work and is a member of the Georgian Bay Land Trust Fundraising committee.

Supporting the conservation of lakes and lands in Ontario has become an important part of the Jaxx & Marbles story, encouraging both individuals & communities to protect & treasure the very land depicted in the maps. And while much of the area in the Jaxx & Marbles Map Collection has evolved in the 70-100 years since most of them were originally printed, the essence of what is enjoyed today is no different.

Beautiful destinations, geography, and a passion for cottage country (across the country and in every Canadian season!) helped Stephanie & Martha curate today’s collection of Map products offered by Jaxx & Marbles.

 "The world is our oyster and maps are our passion. Love where you are."