Born a Boston boy, Bryan Martin grew up with the dream to care for animals. In 2000 he graduated with a degree in Biology and has been caring for and training marine mammals ever since. In 2017 his father passed away and 4 months later his partner Clayton was diagnosed with terminal liver failure. After 8 months of caring for “Tin”, Bryan was left grieving the loss of two people. Seeing he could stay down or begin to move forward, Bryan accepted what had happened, began writing weekly for the SSI blog, worked full time and built a side business to help stabilize his present and look confidently towards his future.