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Founder/Content Director/Sons of Montezuma Podcast Host
I’m An Aztec Warrior! The Montezuma Mesa SDSU campus was Matteo’s backyard for many years of his childhood where his father Gabriel worked as a long time associate athletic director at SDSU throughout the 70’s & 80’s. Matteo has a professional art, design and music background spanning over 20 years. But when he’s not creating for our SDSU student-athletes, you can find him out enjoying a hike in nature or on our beautiful city’s many waterways.
K5 James Cruz
Sons of Montezuma Podcast Co-Host
What’s up-What’s up! K5 James is the founder of the Original Sons of Montezuma Podcast. Always the football junkie, James is a former SDSU student from the end of the Ted Tollner era. Opting to turn PRO and pursue a career in law enforcement, K5 currently serves in Yuma, Arizona. He’s a lifelong SDSU Aztecs fan and a self-proclaimed big Ronnie Hillman guy.
‘Dirtball’ Dan Morton
Sons of Montezuma Podcast Co-host
Yo Yo Yo! Dan is a San Diego native whose favorite SDSU memory includes being at the US Grant celebrating as SDSU West initiative won the vote for the stadium property. A close second was watching the Aztecs win the 2002 MWC Tournament from the Thomas & Mack Center. Dan enjoys football road trips and frequent family time in Baja, Mexico with his wife and two young children. He currently works for a commercial insurance agency managing the small business sales team.
Andrew is a graduate of San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business, where he earned his degree in marketing. While in college, he was a KPBS newsroom assistant and NPR “Think. Public. Media.” marketing intern. Andrew is currently a communications specialist for the n-Lorem Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoys watching documentaries, playing golf, and supporting the Aztecs. Growing up in Northern California, Andrew’s first encounter with SDSU sports came in 2019 right before his first semester at SDSU when he attended the football fall camp scrimmage game at SDCCU Stadium. It was then when he became a lifelong Aztec fan. His favorite SDSU sports memory was Malachi Flynn’s game winning buzzer-beater shot vs San Jose State in 2019.
SD Sports Fiend
SoM’s ‘Kiss The Rings’ Podcast Co-host and contributing writer
You Can’t Stop Him, You Can Only Hope To Contain Him! Originally from the Chicagoland area, Fiend received a masters degree from San Diego State and works with individuals with disabilities. Among his favorite SDSU moments are the 2018 Mountain West basketball tournament, the 2020 basketball season and all of the football victories over the Pac-12.
SoM’s ‘Kiss The Rings’ Podcast Co-host
It’s Mike…Mike Tourtellott! Mike was born & raised in San Diego, California where he and his family supported Aztecs athletics since the Tammy Blackburn era at Peterson Gym. He is an SDSU graduate class of 2001, with some of his greatest memories include assisting coach Jim Dietz in the baseball program, helping Steve Bartell in the equipment room, watching Marshall Faulk run up & down the Murph and witnessing every home game during the Men’s basketball program’s rise to national prominence. Mike has an undying love for sandwiches, Padres baseball, and Whitney Houston’s music. Currently he is a wholesale insurance broker who recently relocated to Reno, Nevada with his wife and four year old daughter. But he still finds time to travel back to campus for a handful of men’s basketball games.
Mike graduated from SDSU in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and in 1995 with a master’s degree in Communication. He worked at SDSU for 17 years after graduation coordinating new student orientation and the SDSU Ambassadors for most of that time.
Currently, he works as Director of Grants Management at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. He’s an avid designer toy collector and you’ll likely catch him at toy and comic book conventions when not at Aztec athletic events. Together with Marietta, his wife of 30 years and a fellow two-time Aztec alum, they have two children — Mariana, a 2021 SDSU graduate, and Andrew, a junior at Cal State University, San Marcos.
Ken is a second generation Aztec and San Diegan. 2022 will be his 61st season of Aztec football, dating back to the silver helmet and pants days! This will be the Ables family’s 77th season of Aztec football, and a member of the family has been at every home game since 1946. Ken was at the first game at San Diego Stadium in 1967 (16-8 W over Tennessee State) and will be there to open Snapdragon Stadium. He was at all but six games at the old stadium and saw 221 of the 222 Aztecs victories there. He is so glad to be going to Aztec games in San Diego again.