Brent St. Martin

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Brent St. Martin - Age: 30, St. Louis County

Brent St. Martin
Courtesy of Brent St. Martin

What do you do professionally? 
Mental health social worker.

How are you involved in the community? Do you volunteer with any organizations?
I have volunteered teaching adaptive sports and recreation with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for the last nine years β€” the most fun volunteer opportunity out there!

What is important to you? 
Family, friends, recreation and giving back to the community.

How do you spend your free time?
I like to spend my free time with friends on the mountain bike trails, camping, fishing, hunting, and snowboarding in the winter months. Can’t wait for some BWCA trips this summer. I enjoy spending time doing anything Duluth offers outdoors.

Favorite things about living and working in the Northland? 
I love the access to outdoor adventures and extreme sports in the Northland. There is never a dull day. I love the strong sense of community in the Northland, it feels like a small town in a big city with everyone being connected through friends, family and hobbies.

What advice would you give to up-and-coming professionals?
Put an emphasis on helping communities grow and always be willing to help your colleagues/peers. Be the good in the world you hope to see.

Favorite moment in life?
My family has gone camping at Split Rock yearly since I was 1 or 2 years old β€” so all of the memories I have of going camping with my family at Split Rock over the years are my favorite. It’s a lot of fun to look back through photos now.

Who has inspired you?
My mom and dad have inspired me most; they always taught my sisters and me to be helpful, kind and caring for others. My parents inspired me to work with populations of people who need strong advocates.

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