Martin had a long and successful career in music, writing original works for visual production house libraries. Advancing technology in music production had left many skills redundant.

“Nowadays, even the dimmest of minds could knock up a track for T.V.” (One Sumner Tale- Martin J Laight)

Martin is editing his first fiction novel about a composer’s wild reaction to a million dollar lawsuit over a thirty-second banjo clip. His other book, “One Sumner Tale,” – a local history, non-fiction is an enlightening account of self- discovery as he kayaks the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake in Sumner County Tennessee.

A passion for exercise lead to his enrollment in the American Council for Exercise (ACE) study program for Certified Personal Trainer and as a self-study student of the American College Sports Medicine’s (ACSM)  Personal Trainer Certification. He has also completed a certification in Senior Fitness and is credentialed advocate for Exercise is Medicine