Joe Guzman has been an amateur astronomer since early childhood and has always marveled and drawn to the night sky. An avid space exploration supporter, he encourages all aspects of both manned and un-manned exploration missions. Joe served as a Chicago Police Law Enforcement Explorer Program Instructor for 20 years and 10 years as a elected Community Representative of the Juarez High School Local School Council/Chicago Board of Education. Always active in public affairs, he has served on numerous community based organizations as a chair or member. Joe proudly serves as a volunteer telescope/observatory operator at Chicago's Adler Planetarium - greatly enjoying working with the public and sharing astronomy. He is presently working as an investigative journalist and webmaster/IT tech.