Warren Houlbrooke is originally from New Zealand, where he worked predominantly in agriculture, both on farms and as a sale-rep for international agricultural firms specialized in milking machines and seeds. Warren was raised on a remote sheep farm where he developed a "fix anything" attitude. He studied agriculture at Massey University (NZ) and holds an MBA from the Southern Cross University (Australia). Warren established a successful business-coaching business in New Zealand. He has lived in Bariloche for 6 years, working in agriculture, property development and real-estate. He has travelled extensively in Latin America, in particular in all of Patagonia (both the Argentine and Chilean sides). Warren is a tour-guide for Compass Motorbike Tours, and has worked with Bariloche Moto Tours, who also offer trips along the CA. He is a highly proficient motorcyclist, scuba-diver, skier, equestrian, cyclist and sailor. The Bradt Guidebook to the Carretera Austral will be his first publication. Warren speaks Spanish, his wife is Argentine, and he has one daughter aged 5. He has traversed the entire Carretera Austral seven times.