Diego was born and raised in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. As a child in Mexico, he attended a private school where he learned the values of hard work and persistence. When he came to the U.S. he was only 10 years old. His family and settled in Toms River, New Jersey. Diego was fortunate and had the opportunity to learn the English language and culture through elementary, middle and high school. Although he considers himself a Mexican, he is also an American.
In his own words, Diego relates his childhood and how he came to work with the AML family. He said, “once I arrived to the U.S, I relied heavily on sports to get me through the tough moments of not knowing anyone. Sports was the easiest way to communicate with people while I was still learning the language. Once I started high school, I played soccer all four years. I was named captain and won a state championship with my soccer team. While I succeeded on the field, I was also proud of being part of the Spanish Honor Society. My mother always reminded me to never forget my primary language and taught my sister and I that where you come from defines the person that you will become.”
“In college I studied business and marketing. My biggest role model became the great Elon Musk, who inspired me to become an entrepreneur and have something that I can build from the ground up and call my own. He also teaches philanthropy is important because we can’t forget to help and give back to others in our lives and in the community. Philanthropy should always be the number one priority.”
Today, Diego is proud to work at AML because not only does he have the “coolest socks in the office,” but he also enjoys giving back and helping people who are going through the same challenges his family faced. And he faces them daily while working at AML with his sister, America. The two siblings are a family force we are fortunate to have on our team.