Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Martin went from Denmark to Svalbard in 1996 and worked as a dog sledge guide for 2 years. He continued to Greenland in 1999 to serve duty in the sled patrol Sirius for 3 years. From 2002-2011, he lived with Karina in Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland and made a living from hunting and tourism, both by dog sledge. In 2011 he returned to Svalbard with his family, consisting of Karina, Storm and Freja and established the company Green Dog Svalbard in cooperation with Spitsbergen Travel (now Hurtigruten Svalbard). In the fall of 2016, the family grew to 5, when Saga was born and winter 2018, the family was complete with the arrival of baby Styrk.