Martin was born on the east coast of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia and spent much of his childhood there. After a year in London, England, Martin moved with his family to North Vancouver at age nine. He was a very energetic teenager, playing virtually every sport at school. After completing a double-major in Kinesiology and Psychology at the University in Victoria, Martin became an active rehabilitation specialist for hip and knee replacement patients in Vancouver.
Martin has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and Central/South America, and has visited over forty countries and counting. His passion for adventure and experiencing new things keeps him constantly exploring and learning. He has a keen eye for photography and a passion for physical fitness. He placed third in the Vancouver Bay Challenge, a ten-kilometre open-water ocean swim race. Martin also played water polo at the national level and was the head coach for the University of Victoria team.
Martin is a Business Development Manager for Adventure Canada and travels all over the world to present on Adventure Canada’s expeditions. When aboard the Ocean Endeavour he is a Zodiac driver and member of the expedition team.
In his spare time, Martin can be found practicing yoga or working in the garden. He lives with his wife and fellow Adventure Canada staffer Brittany Manley in Guelph, Ontario.