Alex Montoya Biography

Alex Montoya is the owner of AMOtivational Communications, specializing in motivational presentations, communications consulting, and strategic planning. For nearly 10 years he was the Director of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres, overseeing their civic engagement and outreach to the Latino market in San Diego and Mexico. This followed a seven-year stint at the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where the Chamber enjoyed unprecedented membership sales and media coverage.

Alex is a dynamic, international speaker who presents on how individuals, organizations, and corporations can overcome obstacles and maximize their potential. Drawing on his experiences as a triple amputee, Alex blends humor, poignancy, and motivation into his presentations. He has published two books, Swinging for the Fences and The Finish Line, and is in the San Diego Unified School District Hall of Fame for being one of the first students mainstreamed from special education to regular-education.

He was also an Olympic Torch carrier in 1996 and has appeared in the major-motion films Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report. Alex earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.

A native of Medellin, Colombia, Alex immigrated to San Diego, California at age four, where he now resides. He enjoys reading and endurance sports and serves on several boards dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. If you are interested in booking him for a speaking engagement, he can be reached at