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After graduating from Texas A&M University and a stint as a mountaineer and snowboard instructor, Colby spent a few years in Europe doing various things for various people in numerous countries. After Europe, Colby decided to go into education to understand why he was such a piss poor student, culminating in Mayan Hope, a nonprofit special education school in Nebaj, Guatemala. During his time in Guatemala he wrote the book, "The Vagabond Gypsy and His Beast of Burden"
After a few years in Central America doing various things for various people, Colby worked as an adventure guide throughout Latin America, before returning to the States to project manage backcountry construction ops in National Parks and Forests. Colby then went to China. He spent…you guessed it, culminating in managing investigations into counterfeit products made in China that harmed Americans, namely pharmaceuticals. After leaving China, Colby went back to Austin, Texas to work for as an Analyst for Stratfor, a geopolitical think tank. Then, it was off to Yellowknife Canada to run logistics for an adventure company. While there, Colby was asked to join Pinkerton’s Global Risk Group as Director on Intelligence, before also taking over operations in Washington in order to integrate intelligence into all Pinkerton operations. He’s also a published author, BJJ black belt under Carter Fisk, a grappling instructor at AMC (Matt Hume), and husband. That last one is most important.
In 2019 Colby founded Contingency 3. Contingency 3 is a global solutions company with a mission to reduce uncertainty, build resiliency, manage risk, protect assets and secure competitive advantage for clients. This approach will reduce harm, protect the innocent, and improve outcomes for the communities we serve.
Colby Martin is a polymath driven by curiosity, creativity and death. His current interests include the study of consciousness, world affairs, technology, meta-systems and perfect top pressure. He believes that being a positive force in the world is not as eye-rolling and uncool as the evils make it out to be.