Julian Montes | Technology and Creative Services Manager

Julian Montes works to elevate learning in and outside the classroom through emerging technologies as a Technology and Creative Services Manager. Whether producing programs virtually through ZOOM, or live in person in KLC’s Konza Hall or through the YouTube and Facebook live platforms, Julian aims to bring unusual voices to the front of the room. When not in the tech host chair – he operates as KLC’s onsite photographer and videographer and offers support to the Avanzando Juntos and Journal Live programming. Julian holds that technology can open doors for others to engage in leadership in different ways which could bring out new ideas and new experiments. After all, leadership starts with you and must engage others.

Julian is a graduate of Newman University, holding a degree in psychology and a minor in information technology. He has championed the hosting of new conferences at KLC in his time as an undergrad, including the first Hispanic American Leadership Organization Regional Conference event in 2014 and the inaugural Multicultural Student Leadership Conference in 2017. He currently sits as a technical advisor to the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission for the state of Kansas and volunteers time with the Kansas Hispanic Education and Development Foundation. Julian is also the Communications Team Lead for the Young Latino Professionals of Wichita.

When he is not helping equip Latinos and other communities across the globe lead more effectively, you’ll find him behind the camera sharing others’ stories through his own studio Azcary Creative, particularly those in highlighting members of diverse communities. When it comes time to relax, Julian spends his time with his wife Krissy and pup, Daphne, taking walks through the College Hill neighborhood. In addition to visual creativity, Julian is also something of a musician and takes care of himself by strumming his worries away on his guitar.