🎧 Sounds From the Street
Entrepreneur Ken Martin Wears Many Hats
A father, a jazz-lover, an artist, and an entrepreneur, Ken Martin is a true renaissance man. But after two heart attacks and a prolonged health struggle cost him his job and his home, he found himself sleeping at Reagan National Airport. In an ironic twist of fate, a man that worked in social services for over 20 years is now experiencing housing instability himself.
Yet Ken remains positive. A self-described “survivor,” he is working tirelessly to get a hat business off the ground and reclaim his life.
A full transcript of this interview is available here.
Adam Kampe is an audio and video producer at the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s passionate about using his multimedia skills to shine a light on the important stories of Street Sense vendors and to promote the work of the organization. He loves music, avocados, podcasts, and sunshine.