Jose Guzman is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played with both the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs over a span of 10 years. Although baseball was a major part of his life, nothing was more important to him than his mother.
It is because of his personal experience with Alzheimer's and the suffering that it caused his mother, and ultimately his entire family, that he chose to start the Guzman23 Foundation.Through this foundation, Jose hopes to be able to provide financial assistance to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, their families or loved ones when finances or basic insurance is unavailable.
It is Jose's desire to help families care for their loved ones in their own home as long as possible, as well as helping to improve Alzheimer’s facilities, making them a place where families feel their loved ones will be cared for with compassion.
James graduated Irving High School in 1981, and went on to found McIntire Pool Tables Inc., which designed and manufactured home-style Pool tables. McIntire's next venture was with Dynamo McIntire Inc., where he served as President and Chief Design Engineer on all manufactured products, Pool tables, coin and home, as well as shuffleboard.
Jim later went on to Found McIntire & Associates Inc. and added the electronic industry to the portfolio. There, gaming became the leader in products with McIntire designing Kiosk units to sell and distribute Lottery products in the US and UK. Currently Jim is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Future Technology LLC. of Southlake, Texas.
Future has operations in the United Kingdom, as well as local operations in the United States. Jim is co-chairman of the Guzman23Foundation and is dedicated to helping the families inflicted by Alzheimer’s.
Kristina Guzman is a Texas native and graduate of Texas Christian University. She raises her two sons in Southlake where she's been proud to call home since she was a child. After a brief stint in corporate America right out of college, she secured her real estate license in 1995 and has been in the real estate industry since.
She opened her company, RE/MAX Masters, in 2003 in Southlake and is now the broker to over 70 agents. Since 2008, her company has been consistently #1 in Tarrant County for RE/MAX, one of the top offices for RE/MAX in the state of Texas as well as one of the Top 25 real estate companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in terms of sales volume.
Her contribution of time and involvement in charities such as GRACE, Southlake Newcomer's Club, Texas Sentinels, and Children's Miracle Network have helped generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in local assistance to those in need. She is thrilled and honored to support Jose in this worthy cause for a disease that has also afflicted her family.
Robert, a Texas Tech University Alumni, has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and is currently the General Manager of Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake, Texas.
He is a proud member of the Chambers of Commerce for the cities of Southlake, Keller and Grapevine, as well as the Advisory Board of Kids Matter International and Gateway Church.Robert has participated in fundraising for multiple organizations, including Grace, Kid's Matter International, Children's Cancer Foundation, Buckner's, Vernon Well's Perfect 10 Foundation, the Southlake Carroll Independent School District, Grapevine and Keller Independent School Districts, and the Southlake Chamber of Commerce's Oktoberfest.
He is excited to bring his talents to the Guzman23Foundation.