I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 25 March 1952. I studied agronomic sciences at the National University of Buenos Aires, and I am the fourth generation in my family to breed cattle. When my father died, I was twenty-eight years old and had to take over and manage the family business. In 1984 I became a member of the Regional Consortium of Agricultural Experimentation, a group of landowners focused on pursuing excellence in agriculture, dairy farms, and cattle breeding. In 1989 I was elected president of the Consortium for a three-year period.
My father loved to hunt, and from the time I was a little boy I shared his passion. His library contained many hunting books, and I devoured them. He was one of the founders of the Argentina Big Game Hunting Club, and he invited his friends from all over the world to hunt on our properties. When I was twelve years old, I received a Mauser rifle in 7.65 caliber for my birthday, and since that time I was allowed to go out with my father and his friends. It was fascinating for me just to sit down and listen to them telling stories.
After my father died, his friends continued to come as my guests. They knew I was an avid hunter, so they started asking me to help them organize other trips. I did it for a few years, and over time there was a slow and natural transition from hosting friends to organizing and guiding hunts in a professional way. I had my first group of clients in 1982, and since then I have worked continuously as an outfitter in parallel with my work managing my farms. Thus, I became an entrepreneur and outfitter in addition to my duties as a farmer and cattle breeder.
I am convinced that participation is very important. If there is something that must be done, we can't wait for somebody else to do it. Over the years I have been involved in various projects and organizations. These include:
I am a founder member and past president of the Argentinean Chamber of Hunting and Fishing. I am an active member of Safari Club International, was a chapter president, an international director, regional representative for South America (Region 37), and a member of the International Affairs and Development Committee.
I have hunted extensively in Africa, Europe, North and South America.
I am married to Maria Eugenia Sanchez Moreno, and my fantastic family includes my sons Emilio, Eduardo, and Santiago and my wonderful grandchildren.