1974 - 1997 (Houston)
MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING
Yes, I admit I was an Amway Distributor in
Reflective Window Coatings for buildings
Sign Construction & Billboard
Advertising Space Leasing.
Owned and operated soda and snack vending
in a variety of office buildings around Houston.
A MARTIN INTERESTS
Residential & Commercial Construction.
Raveneaux Country Club, Houston Airport Hilton
Worldwide Multiple Listing Service for Oil
& Gas Equipment accessed via the Internet (1981-83)
CO-OP OF AMERICA
Sales of PC Computers and Internet Access
through a multi-level marketing organization.
Retail Novelty and Costume Rental Store
developed for the family of a friend who passed away.
Invented a souvenir oriented board game and
handled all aspects of component design and manufacturing.
MARTIN COMPUTER CONSULTING
PC Computer Consulting and Custom
Developed custom learning applications and provided network support for the Mathematics
Department of the Spring Independent School District
MARTIN REAL ESTATE
Purchased residential properties from HUD,
made necessary improvements and re-sold on contracts for deed to people who could not
finance a home purchase. Developed Waldenwood Estates.
Software Publishing of "Show Partner
F/X", with worldwide distribution in excess of 1 million copies.
Redesigned, manufactured and distributed a
patented Fire Ant Eradication System. Raised $2.5 million in capital
Acquired a majority interest in a softball
park by assuming an SBA loan from GE Capital. Reorganized the operations and
restored positive cash flow in 6 months.
As a professional magician I invented
several magic tricks which I manufactured and marketed worldwide. The Linking Dollar Bills, one of those tricks is still available
Purchased the interests of Hookswood, Inc.
in Waldenwood Subdivision, expanded the development, formed the POA and served as its
President for 5 years.
As a professional magician I performed
classical magic shows at venues around Houston under the stage name "Martini"
and my shows were called, The Magic Moment.
The World's Greatest Magician was a
character I invented and debued at the grand opening of Just for Laughs. I performed
shows for children all around Houston during the 1980's and 1990's.