Carlos was born and raised in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where he also went to university. Though he majored in international business, his passion is the sea.
He grew up on the sea, fishing and exploring the coast of Baa with his father and grandfather. In time he got involved in the kayaking world and certified as a kayak instructor with both the American Canoe Association and the Irish Canoe Union.
Carlos learned a great deal about Baja wildlife in the years exploring with his family as well as training in naturalist guiding with various organizations. He served as a volunteer in Loreto National Park, and has guided for eighteen years on the Sea of Cortez.
Carlos is a wildlife photographer and sea diver.