Originally from Guatemala, Fito moved to San Pedro, Belize when he was six years old. He attended San Pedro RC Primary School and then San Pedro High School before becoming a Dive Master and working at Island divers for eight years. During this time he developed an interest in painting and now displays his work at galleries throughout San Pedro. While working as a Dive Master, marine conservation in Belize became an important part of his working life. Fito currently works for Blue Ventures as a Boat Captain.