Jose Mendez is co-founder of Vedra Games and creator of most of the Colonial Space Wars (CSW) rules and background.
He is Spanish, but lives in Seattle (USA) since 2010. He is player and instructor of chess and other strategic games, but 15 years ago he focused his passion for gaming and competition in Warhammer 40k. He was member of the Spanish Team of warhammer 40k that participated in the 2009 and 2010 ETC venues, which were celebrated in Munster (Germany). He is also founder and manager of the Elo40k, an Elo based rating system for warhammer 40k players of the spanish circuit.
He worked on the development of different board games long time ago, but they did not become a reality until 2012, when the CSW was finally released.