THIS IS EDEN... with Sam Martin of Eden Marine High School

Photo: Angi High Photography

Photo: Angi High Photography

How long have you lived/worked in Eden?

I have worked at Eden Marine High School for 14 years.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that I get to share my skills as a musician with a new group of students each year. Sharing experiences I have had with year seven students and seeing them progress through the years to the point of graduation makes me immensely proud of what I do in Eden. I also enjoy the out of classroom experiences such as assisting with local festivals and community events.

What do you like least about your job?

Teaching can be a high pressure environment with a great list of expectations that need to be delivered. It often feels like the to-do list is never ending and sometimes that gets me down.

If you won $1miillion what would you do first?

I have no idea, probably put it in the bank and the spend some time thinking about who needs it most.

What is one thing you cannot live without?

A project, I always love having something to tinker on that pulls me out of my day and gives me a fresh perspective. My current project is building a mobile stage and recording studio out of a 1950s Carapark caravan.

What are three words that describe Eden best?

Stunning, natural and old world.

What do you think Eden needs the most as a community?

Community space and interaction. I think investing in our connections to each other is the most valuable thing we can achieve. I really enjoy working in Eden and look forward to connecting more with other folks who are in town. Eden is a great place that has so much to offer.

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