Prior to public service, Martin was an award-winning sports editor and columnist for daily newspapers in Mississippi and Missouri. For the past 10 years since moving to the metro Atlanta area, he has worked for the Marietta Daily Journal as a freelance writer during high school football season.

A lover of all sports, Martin is partial to baseball (Let's Go Mets!) and writes occasionally for MetsMerized Online. He loves game shows, is knowledgeable about trivia in a variety of topics and in his free time is usually reading (or listening to) a book.