Monte grew up in Sterling Colorado with three other siblings. Graduated from Sterling High School.  Went to college at Arapahoe Community College where he enrolled and graduated the General Motors ASEP Program. He moved to Greeley Colorado in 1986 and began working at the local Buick , Pontiac, GMC dealership. After 28 years working as service manager at the local dealerships commercial division he joined partnership in a local Classic Car Dealership, Conquest Classic Cars.

He is married to his Wife Sheri and has two kids, Richy ,and Maddie. He enjoys family time and spends his free time as crew chief for White racing competing in the Mazda Global Cup Series as well as open wheel racing at various tracks in the Mountain region.

He became an elder at Waypoints in 2011 and enjoys the Community of Greeley. Future goals include building a friendly, family relationship with the local Greeley community as well as working  to help build the future of Waypoints Faith Community.