Martin cofounded Sozo Friends LLC in 2010 with the vision of using world-class wine as a tool to develop a community that serves the poor. Sozo wines, crafted by Sozo winemaker Cheryl Jones, have won Best of Class and multiple gold medals at the most prestigious wine competitions. In the first year alone, Sozo was welcomed onto the wine lists of 55 Seattle restaurants due to the quality of the wine. “We do not believe anyone should drink bad wine to do a good thing,” says Martin. Sozo partners with local food banks and organizations overseas to provide meals for those in need. Martin and his wife, Beth Barrett, reside in Burien, Washington.