Martin grew up in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan.  After attending the University of Michigan, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he worked for 9 years with Lighting Designer – Ken Paulsen of Light Expressions. In 1993, he moved to San Diego, California to work with lighting Designer – John Case of The Case Companies.  Martin later became Vice President of The Case Companies; further developing and expanding his knowledge of lighting design and implementation.  In 2000, he moved to Houston Texas where he became one of the principal Lighting Designers and Outside Salemen for Lighting Inc.

Martin spends a great deal of time in community service, loves to meditate and spend time with his two beautiful dogs, Cowboy and Little Bear.  His Philosophy is based on the idea that Lighting should inspire and enhance the life of the people and objects that it illuminates.