Monte  was born and raised  in Colorado, and has been playing drums for over 25 years. He  took his influences from bands such as Queensryche, The Scorpions, Motley Crue and Great White.

Monte is enjoying expanding his horizons by playing 80's, 90's and 2000's pop and rock songs, and is looking forward to rocking the stage with the awesome talents of Finaleyes and the crowds that follow them.