About Alex


Alex Montoya is a business owner, international speaker, and published author. He is the proud business owner of AMOtivational Communications: Motivational Presentations & Communication Consulting.  Alex is dedicated to creating lasting solutions for his clients by delivering motivational presentations and inspiring them to overcome any obstacle they may face as a corporation or as an individual.

Alex Montoya is also an accomplished author. He was one of the first San Diegans mainstreamed from special-education in 1980, a feat that earned him a spot in the San Diego Unified School District “Hall of Fame” in 2013.  Alex is the former Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres where he oversaw the team’s outreach and charitable programs to the Latino community in San Diego County and Mexico.


Montoya earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Notre Dame (1996) and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco/Orange County (2008).

Personal Career and Citations

  • Carried Olympic Torch 1996
  • 2013 “40 Under 40” honoree by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine.
  • 2012 “Commitment to the Hispanic Community” Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2010 “Visionary Award” by the San Diego César E. Chávez Commemorative Committee.
  • 2009 Paul Harris Fellow (for professional and community excellence) by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
  • 2000 member of “Top 50 San Diegans to Watch” by San Diego Magazine.

He has authored or contributed to three books:

  • Published in the anthology The Spirit of Notre Dame in 2005 via Doubleday Press.
  • His debut book, Swinging for the Fences, released in 2008, has sold over 1,500 copies via Tate Publishing.
  • A second book, The Finish Line, released in 2012, also through Tate Publishing.
  • Alex’s third book through Tate Publishing – entitled “See the Good” – released in 2016.
  • Alex’s first novel, “Wolfpack” released in May 2017.