Collection and Distribution Specialist
Monte’s parents were both educators who instilled in him a love of learning. His mother started him on the Hardy Boys mysteries, before he started exploring Narnia with Lucy, getting lost in secret passageways at Hogwarts with Harry, and defending Middle Earth with Frodo. His grandmother also got him a Reader’s Digest illustrated nature book that still lies tattered on his bookshelf. Monte recognizes that the investment in reading made in childhood lasts a lifetime.
Monte first heard about Bernie’s Book Bank when his wife had looked up non-profits in a job search for herself. As he read about Bernie’s, he was impressed with its mission for children. Coming from the Head Start program, he saw Bernie’s as a necessary link in helping children learn and succeed.
He resides in Pleasant Prairie, WI with his wife, two boys, and two fur-babies.