Broker Kyle Martin, whose family ties to Whatcom County date back to the 19th century, recently joined Muljat Group Realtors at its Bellingham office.

Martin’s roots go back to relatives who owned businesses in the oil and logging industries. His great grandfather, Adrian W. Yorkston, started in 1939 what would become known as Yorkston Oil, a local family owned company that survives to this day.

Since graduating from Western Washington University, Martin caught the entrepreneurial bug himself and has owned and operated a number of businesses, from local cult favorite Spartan Espresso to a commercial float plane operation in Alaska. A Bellingham resident since 2002, he now is focused on helping investment, commercial and residential clients attain their dreams through buying, selling and developing real estate.