Meet The Founders

Joel Martínez – Chile, Co-founder

Joel is Arican by birth, and a father of two kids. Since graduating from Law School at the Catholic University in Santiago, where he also studied Aesthetics, he realized that his passion was creating: hence, his law firm Failla & Martínez. Among many of his projects, Joel has published two apocryphal poetic works, and currently oversees all development of Picnic Sur S.A.

Peter Lewis – USA, Co-Founder

An American born in Osawatomie, Kansas, Peter studied sociology at Gordon College. After traveling in Latin America, he fell in love with Santiago and decided to study his masters in International Politics at the University of Chile. He was a professor of international relations, but realised his passion for bicycles and Chileans was much stronger than his passion for books and classrooms.

Meet the team

Louise . USA . Manager

From California to Chile in January 2012, Louise decided that she wanted to share her love for this country with others, and since then has been a fundamental part of our team. If you meet her and are able to decipher her speedy Spanglish, she will love to share her knowledge of music, bars and social movements of Chile.

Barbara . Chile . Promo Manager & Public Relations

Barbara studied tourism and has been a part of the green team for a few years. She is now doing what she does best… BIKES! If you don’t see her fixing tyres, then you’ll see her cruising around Santiago on her bici.

 

Hugo . France . Marketing Assistant

Hugo started his La Bicicleta Verde career in 2016 as an intern! He enjoyed his time at LBV so much that he came back to work as our receptionist and is now our Marketing Assistant.  Hugo really likes learning about new cultures and fell in love with Chile’s. He also loves spending time with his family!

Gabriel . Chile . Finance & Administration

Gabriel joined the Green Team as a financial and development analyst. He has a passion for developing new businesses so, his dream is that La Bicicleta Verde becomes the best tourism company in Chile! Gabriel loves going to the beach, having asados, and biking on his Green Bike.

Gabo . Chile . Reception

Gabo, a southerner from the 8th region, started his internship two years ago and is now our main receptionist at LBV. He is a keen climber and amateur guitarist, who enjoys spending his free time with his friends, drinking beers or simply climbing walls !

Max . Chile . Administration

Max works in the administration of La Bicicleta Verde. His tasks are focused on human resources and accounting. As a Chilean, he loves playing and watching football as well as hanging out with his friends with a good beer !

Javier . Chile . Operation Manager in Valparaiso

A father of two chilenitos, a musician and a lover of languages. His link to La Bicicleta Verde / Tours 4 Tips is forged by his insatiable desire to meet new people, to learn about new cultures and to develop a healthy and friendly environment similar to the one within the  LBV / T4T’s team!

Mari . Finland . Sales Manager

Mari first joined the Green Team in late 2016 as an intern, after having spent 3+ years travelling between her native Finland and her new home Chile. She was later hired to oversee customer service, sales and design unique experiences, sharing her love of Chile with others. Being from Finland, she is passionate about social justice, equal rights and -let’s face it- sunlight. In her free time you can find her riding waves and practicing yoga in the park.

Romina . Chile . Promo Manager in Valparaiso

Romi, arrived in Valparaiso 2 years ago and has been a member of the T4T’s team for a year. She is an english teacher but also has a great passion for photography and the arts in general. Within Tours4Tips Valparaiso, Romina is in charge of public relations and promotion. She has found the best team to work with !

Catalan . Chile . Logistics

Catalan is a native Chilean but not a Santiaguino, he is originally from the south! He came to Santiago 10 years ago to work at La Bicicleta Verde and fell in love with the team. He is still here working today in Logistics for the company! In his free time, Catalan is of course fixing and riding bikes especially in enduro races.

Elias . Chile . Operation & Mechanic Assistant

Elias is another member of the team, born and raised right here in Santiago. He decided to work at La Bicicleta Verde due to his passion for green bikes and his belief in green culture especially to obtain a cleaner Santiago. He enjoys riding bikes, hanging out and drinking beers with friends as well as spending time with his family outside of work.

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