Jesse James Lozano
Co-founder & CEO
Jesse was born and raised in San Antonio. He has been competing in chess tournaments since high school and now he is a National Chess Master and a four-time San Antonio City chess champion. Lozano is a full time chess player and chess coach. His goal is to help San Antonio be a chess capitol and give students an opportunity to grow and play this important game.
Co-founder & CFO
Sasha is an avid chess player, who has enjoyed the game for over 20 years. He has three young sons who play chess and excel in mathematics and logic. Sasha believes that studying and playing chess improves critical thinking skills, mental equity and concentration; skills which are essential in all facets of life. Playing and teaching chess are his passions along with serving his patients and community.
Co-founder & CTO
Bob was born and raised in Vietnam. He is a software developer who studied computer science at Trinity University. Bob started playing chess when he was 6 years old, and he competed in national and international chess competitions as a member of Vietnamese National Chess Team. He is a Candidate FIDE Master and he hopes to share his passion for chess with everyone, especially with the younger generation.
Program & Education Director
Camden is currently the President of Trinity University’s Chess Club and possesses a strong passion for the game. Camden is an aspiring educator and has been taking education courses at Trinity University. These courses have given Camden the knowledge to spearhead the development of our educational programs.
Blake is president of UTSA’s Armadillo Chess Club, where he pursues his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He hopes to build a strong chess community with the colleges around San Antonio and Texas. In addition to coaching and tournament directing, Blake manages the website you are seeing right now!
Social Outreach Coordinator