Born and raised in Ensenada, Baja California, México, Hiro´s heritage can be traced around the world, from Japanese immigrants to adventurous Finnish sailors, French entrepreneurs, and Spanish roots going back to the first settlers of the Peninsula.
His love for nature came at a very young age, spending most of his summers in the waters of the Gulf of California, where his family had fished for generations. He learned to surf and free dive in his childhood and developed a deep connection with the ocean and the land, always amazed by the creatures that inhabited the surreal landscape. In 1996 he started guiding day tours in Ensenada, and in 1998 he enrolled in a Biology degree at the State University of Baja California. His first expedition as a naturalist was in 2001 and has continued ever since.
His passion for learning and sharing has led him to be interested in practically everything, always trying to understand how things work and how they are interconnected. Currently, he lives in San Ignacio, the largest oasis in the Peninsula of Baja California, and when he's not working as a Naturalist, he spends his time designing and building a permaculture farm, photographing wildlife, spearfishing, surfing, building a house, and most importantly, enjoying life with his loved ones.