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Starting with technically supporting various events in secondary school, I have progressed my career in theatre lighting with a National Diploma in Production Arts and a First Class Degree in Lighting Design. Whilst completing these academic qualifications I have also worked with many companies in the fields of both theatre and dance to gain valuable experience.
With deep interests and skills in both Design and Technical areas, I am able to take into account both creative and practical considerations when decision-making resulting in a more efficient work method.
When not working in theatre I work in my other professional capacity as a Senior Sailing Instructor. This role continues to provide me with a great deal of experience and transferable skills in people and resource management whilst also maintaining my teaching skills.
Based in Cornwall, UK I enjoy working both locally and nationally and look forward to the challenges that different locations present.
In my spare time I enjoy sailing, wakeboarding, horse riding, walking and spending time with my family.
Sowing the seeds of his professional career, Martin qualified as a RYA Dinghy Instructor in 2007. He then worked part time and in the holidays whilst at college before taking on a 6 month contract to the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust in his gap year in 2010.
Martin then spent three years at university in London gaining a 1st class Degree in Lighting Design before taking on contracts with HRCST in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
A life-long sailor, Martin grew up on a 21′ Westerly before racing an RS Feva at Restronguet Sailing Club for six years. Never wanting to be far from the water Martin is also a keen ‘big boat’ sailor and has raced as crew on a Westerly GK33 ‘General Khaos’ at Mylor Yacht Club and during Falmouth Week.
In recent years Martin has taken on the role of Race Officer for the Helford River Junior Regatta and the Chamberlain regatta, each year building on the last to produce a safe but challenging environment for young sailors to compete.