Sarey Martin was raised in the beach-cities of Los Angeles and was homeschooled up until college. She got a B.A. in Communications from Concordia University. She spent over a decade managing rock bands and producing horror films before getting a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
While in college, Sarey answered a call from a woman who simply started the conversation with the sentence “Would you like to work for Madonna?” Sarey soon found herself commuting to Beverly Hills several days a week to be a trusted development assistant at Madonna’s Maverick Films company. Next Sarey did a stint working in television at E! Entertainment as production assistant before taking a job at boutique management firm Spectacle Entertainment Group, where she became right-hand to producer/manager Andy Gould and his long-time client, Rob Zombie.
At Spectacle, she worked as associate producer on Zombie’s The Lords of Salem (Anchor Bay), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness in 2012. She also worked as music coordinator on that film, a role she also played previously on Zombie’s Halloween II (Weinstein). She worked as a music supervisor on cult favorites The Butcher Brothers’ The Violent Kind (which premiered at Sundance in 2010). Additionally, she helped produce a Rob Zombie live concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show (Universal 2014), an avant-garde tour documentary called Transylvanian Transmissions (Roadrunner 2010), and numerous music videos.
In the meantime, Sarey’s played an influential role in the careers of various music acts as manager. She had a hands-on role in the long-awaited Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy in 2008. In 2011, she worked closely with Booker T. Jones’ collaborative album with The Roots entitled The Road From Memphis (ANTI- Records), which won a Grammy that year for Best Pop Instrumental Album. She’s also worked projects with Devo, Les Claypool (Primus), The Monkees, and Morrissey, along with six Rob Zombie albums, and many others. She’s overseen several soundtrack projects, and acted as a marketing consultant for the Universal Music label, T-Boy Records.
Sarey is still a denizen of Los Angeles, where she resides with her chihuahua named Eight. In 2016, she amicably left Spectacle to forge a new path and develop her own projects (including a short film she produced called Tortoise.) She's attended graduate school, earning her Masters in Theology & Art at Fuller Theological Seminary. She's also an active community member, regularly attending Missio Dei Church in Silverlake.