About Us

A world-class team

Our team works extremely well together because of the common drive for success. David Perez, Alex Mitri and Jessica Ciappa are all young professionals with varying strengths that complement each other well.

David Perez

David Perez

Managing Partner

David brings sales and general management skills that are crucial to our success.

Alex Mitri

Alex Mitri

Managing Partner

Alex’s unmatched organizational skills and many years of experience are key in running the entire operation.

Jessica Ciappa

Jessica Ciappa

Managing Partner

Jessica’s organizational flair and efficiency ensure everything runs smoothly during your stay at the lodge.

Nahuel Gramajo

Nahuel Gramajo

Host

Nahuel’s expertise as a dove hunting host for the last 14 years is a clear factor to ensure our clients’ shooting success every day at the lodge.

Juan Mansilla

Juan Mansilla

Host

Juan brings a very professional approach to our bird shooting operation with his solid knowledge and excellent handling our clients.

Andres Lavezzari

Andres Lavezzari

Logistics & Transfers

Andres is highly important for the success of Los Chañares: he transports our clients from the airport to the lodge and is Alex & Jessica’s most trusted assistant.

Soledad Ballester

Soledad Ballester

Sales & Operations

Soledad is our sales guru and helps with all trip logistics. The familiar name behind every client’s email or call.

Maggie

Maggie Lacabanne

Sales & Operations

Maggie handles Operations in Cordoba with great passion & effectiveness. Her name is well known to all our clients.

Nacho Nores

Nacho Nores

Marketing

Nacho handles our Marketing and our Social Media. He also assists Soledad & Maggie with Operations & Logistics.

Maria Laura Carballo

Maria Laura Carballo

Finance & Accountings

Maria Laura’s expertise in finance and effective performance keeps the company running solid!

Daniel Lujan

Daniel Lujan

Accountings & Human Resources

Alex & Jessica’s right-hand in the office, Daniel manages Accountings & Human Resources with professionalism and trust.

The Beginning

For 20 years, Serge Dompierre hunted with Trek and the Hayes Brothers. Serge had shot all over the world and thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the different hunts but detested the long van drives to the field. In 1996, Serge moved to Argentina and purchased the original roost area, around which he would be able to end the lengthy hunting journeys.

Initially his idea was to build himself a house where he could retire and enjoy his favorite pastime of dove hunting. Serge also planned to exchange his property with owners of some of the most expensive properties in England. He built the first part of the lodge in 2000 and began the long process of game management to attract and keep the birds on his property.

After showing the new property to his friends, Serge decided to turn the personal project into a commercial one. He built the first four rooms of the lodge in 2001 and accepted his first guests from the Detail Company of Houston, TX.

Due to the immediate success of this unique property, Serge expanded the lodge in both 2002 and 2003 by building rooms 5, 6 and 7. Serge sold the business in 2005 and since then, David Perez and his team have added 3 more rooms and doubled the number of annual guests.

More importantly, the quality of the shooting has greatly improved over the years due to several new fields under lease, the further concentration of doves due to our advanced game management program and the recent installation of a superb irrigation system.

The owner with a vision

David Perez was born and raised in the United States, and he moved to beautiful Buenos Aires in 1999. David was previously in the finance industry having worked for some time in both New York and Buenos Aires. One of the companies he worked for was a private equity fund specifically dedicated to purchasing agriculture properties in Argentina and Brazil.

Los Chanares was a project introduced to David by his friend, Rob McAndrew. In turn, David presented the potentially lucrative project to the equity fund where it was rejected by the partners. At that point, David decided to pursue his lifelong dream and become an entrepreneur by investing in the property.

During this time, Rob introduced David to Alex Mitri who had been running hunts out of Paraguay and Bolivia. Alex had recently married Jessica Ciappa and the two of them now have been working side-by-side with David to manage and run the property.

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