About Us

Photos to Space was founded in 2010 to give everyone a chance to participate in something so big only a small percentage could actually experience. Space travel is a new experience that has only been available to the public for a couple years but is extremely expensive. Photos to Space offers a special opportunity that allows anyone to send a personal photo into space.

Our goal is to encourage everyone to get involved in science and technology, in hopes that one day when space travel is available and affordable to everyone, you all will participant. Join us as we encourage all of you to participant in a piece of history, and we will give you something you can hold onto forever.

Joe Latrell

As a successful entrepreneur and life long space advocate, Joe brings his experiences from the corporate and small business arenas to Photos To Space. He continues to design, build and launch his own rockets and has a passion to see the next generation excited about the opportunities of space exploration. He is also actively engaged in his church investing his many skills to assist this and other non-profit endeavors.

Steve Shurtleff
Creative Director

After 15 years of fixing computers, Steve left the IT field to try some new things, including crematory operator, knife shop manager, and EMT. Having kept in touch with Joe, his friend and former coworker, Steve now lends his unique view of the world to his position of Creative Director of Photos to Space.

Jesse Ward
Creative Designer

A recent graduate in the design field, Jesse has been gaining valuable experience working with Photos To Space. He enjoys creating all types of media including; online ads, banners, and print material. He is also a long-time practitioner of martial arts and continuously looks to improve himself physically and mentally.

Stephen Rees
Lead Developer

As a third generation engineer, Stephen never had a chance. He’s had a penchant for anything electronic for as long as he can remember. While electronics remain a primary interest, his professional experience includes over ten years of writing web-based applications for a variety of industries. Stephen contributes this talent to the behind-the-scenes operations and back-end code for Photos To Space — whenever he can stop his three daughters from climbing all over him and his computer. In what little spare time remains, he enjoys family, fishing, travel, music and target shooting.