Martin was born and raised in Austria. Martin and his wife Jill moved to Waitsfield in 2013, after living in Los Angeles, California and Brooklyn, New York.
Martin studied sports management at the University of Vienna, and earned a specialized degree in leadership training and personal development. He also holds a certification to lead ski and snowboard trips in high alpine terrain.
Martin founded and operated a company in Austria that organized leadership and team-building retreats for school and corporate groups in the spring, summer and fall seasons. This schedule allowed him to spend the winter months enjoying Europe’s alpine adventures and travel to warmer climates to surf, which has brought him to many different countries on six continents so far. It was on a winter surf trip to northern Brazil that he met his American-born wife. Being fond of new countries and experiences, it was a natural transition for him to move to the U.S.
Martin began his True North career as a wilderness guide in 2013 and became part of the operations team in 2014. In his free time, Martin enjoys exploring the outdoors on skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, or running shoes, and spending time at home with his wife and daughter and their two cats.