Born and raised just outside Dublin, Ireland, Martin always had adrenalin in his body. From race-cars to airplanes he perused it all. In the late 1970's Martin, as an experienced skydiver, co-founded a skydive club just outside Dublin and utilized his experience in aviation and sales to develop charity skydiving,
helicopter charters and aerial banner towing, throughout Ireland and Europe.
In 1986, having seen increased opportunities for aerial advertising in the USA, Martin and his wife Anne, moved his family to Boston, MA and started the company Aviation Promotions which became AvPro Worldwide Inc, or, AvPro for short.