Valter graduated from university in his native Brazil with a degree in advertising and marketing. He discovered both a passion and talent for photography and design throughout his collegiate career. It was when Valter moved to Germany after college that he first got the opportunity to work professionally as a photographer and the magic began while covering the German electronic music circuit. Valter moved to San Francisco and began to work at 15 Romolo, a cocktail bar in North Beach managing promotions and handling brand development. Surrounded by mixologists, spirit geeks, Valter developed strong ties with the Spirits Industry and found a new community with which to share his passion. In 2010, Valter founded Balthazar Digital Media where his strong understanding of photography, art direction, social media, and marketing have garnered notice in the pages of local and national publications, and have granted him the opportunity to work on several spirits projects nationwide.