Program Design Team

Martin is a researcher and educator who teaches classes and facilitates workshops that promote well-being among LGBTQ+ youth and adults. He teaches innovative self-love practices to counter stigma, shame, and internalized bias around SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression).  Martin incorporates elements of positive psychology and contemplative practices to help LGBTQ+ folks nurture inner wounds and revel in their resilience. At Courage of Care, Martin applies an LGBTQ+ conscious lens to the receiving, extending, and self-care modes of sustainable compassion.

Martin also facilitates trainings on best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ young people in systems of care.  He holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University.