Lester Velez is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Beginning in September of 1970 served in the US Army, as field artillery officer and is presently VP of Luscombe Engineering, a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer’s representative company. Joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, in 1991 and has held the following positions: Field investigator, Training Coordinator for field investigators, the Assistant State Director in Northern California, Chairman of the A.E.R.C., the Abduction Experiencer Research Committee, and team leader of the Abduction Response Team, A.R.T. Also, during this time, became a facilitator for an abduction support group in San Jose, California and in 1994 co-founded O.P.U.S. the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support.