Under The Influence

In People by Suzanne Koch

Meet some of the Baja’s most elite individuals who have had an integral part in shaping Los Cabos into the beautiful place it is today.

Peter Bowling

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Beginning his career in England, Peter Bowling has spent 26 years in the luxury hospitality industry. He has managed resorts in England, Barbados, Antigua and Cabo San Lucas. Now, as managing director at One&Only Palmilla, Bowling is responsible for the overall operations of the consistently recognized, award-winning five-star resort. Read his full Q&A here.

Paulino Davó Sayrols

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As co-founder of the new H+ Hospital in Los Cabos, entrepreneur and revolutionist, Paulino Davó Sayrols is changing the way Cabo experiences healthcare. Read his full Q&A here.

Modou Seye


Fitness enthusiast and trainer, Modou, spends his time keeping locals and visitors of Los Cabos in tip-top shape. After discovering his true passion for fitness and spending a few years in Los Angeles in the modeling world, Seye founded his own lifestyle company, ModuVated, that quickly began to grow. The company eventually reached the tip of the Baja where Seye now spends his days leading beach boot camps, personal training sessions and growing his brand. Read his full Q&A here.

John C. Pentz


California native, John C. Pentz continues to shape the face of Los Cabos as president of Pentz & Partners, the full-service retail-oriented real estate firm responsible for developing some of Cabo’s top spots including The Shoppes at Palmilla and The Shoppes at La Paz, in addition to Cabo’s new and hip resort, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. Read his full Q&A here.

Juan Eumir


Executive celebrity chef, Juan Eumir has perfected his culinary skills to the point of spontaneity. His restaurant El Espontáneo, located inside Hotel El Encanto Suites & Spa, celebrates “spontaneous cuisine,” an exciting approach to cooking based off readily available ingredients, free of recipes and planned execution. Delivering delicious, impromptu meals, Eumir has gained popularity all over the region by pleasing the palates of locals, tourists and celebrities alike. Read his full Q&A here.

Michael S. Meldman


Real estate developer, Michael Meldman has spent years creating resort club communities in exquisite locations. His company, Discovery Land Company is the developer of some of the most luxurious private and residential communities on this side of earth, including Los Cabos’ El Dorado Golf & Beach Club, the stunning seaside golf and beach club community along the “Golden Corridor.” Read his full Q&A here.

Janet Brooks ASID


Janet Brooks began her career in interior design in ski resorts in Colorado, where she completed many luxury homes as well as boutique retail and resort lodging projects. In Arizona, she has continued her design studio’s focus on high-end residential projects in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, while at the same time designing homes and apartments in New York, Wisconsin, California, Illinois, New Mexico and many parts of Mexico. Read her full Q&A here.

(Originally appeared in InMexico Magazine 2016)

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