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Don Martin is an Associate Broker, REALTOR ® with the 515 Life Real Estate Company, LLC., based in Pickens County where he has been a resident since 1994. He and his wife, Regina, have a home in Bent Tree. Don is a member of the Pickens County Board of Realtors, as well as the Georgia and National Associations. In 2011, Don was the Realtor of the Year for the Pickens County Board and is a Life Member of the Circle of Excellence. Prior to joining 515 Life, Don was the Associate Broker at Torrey Mountain Properties.
Don served 27 years in the Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998. His terminal assignment was as the Director of the Transportation & Services Division, G4, United States Army Reserve Command at Fort McPherson, GA. From 1998 until the spring of 2006 Don was a Program Manager for the Anteon Corporation, which is now a part of General Dynamics.
Don and Regina attend Fellowship Presbyterian Church, where both serve as Elders and Don sings in the Choir. Don was the 2011 President of the Pickens County Board of Realtors and is a member of The Rotary Club of Jasper serving as President of the Jasper Club in 2011-2012, as the Director of the Rotary Leadership Institute and an Assistant Governor from 2016-2018, and as District Governor for the 73 Rotary Clubs in District 6910 (basically, Georgia North of I-20) in 2019-2020.
From 2009-2011 Don served on the Board of Directors of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of The Business Council. Don is a former Board member of Jasper Muse, Inc. the Tater Patch Players, Inc., The Hope House of North Georgia, The Bent Tree Foundation and the Community Action Team for the Ferst Foundation.
Don is a former Southeastern President of the National Defense Transportation Association and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association and the Military Order of World Wars.
In 2011 Don, who has been an occasional actor with the Tater Patch Players, helped them successfully conclude a two-year search for a permanent home and then donated the sales commission towards completion costs for the new Theater.
Don specializes in the Gated Communities of North Georgia, with particular emphasis on Bent Tree, Big Canoe, and Lake Arrowhead.
Awards & Designations
2011 Pickens County Realtor of the Year
Life Member, PCBOR Circle of Excellence