Steve Monk graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Electrical Engineering and went to work at Texas Instruments in the defense industry in Dallas. After 20 years down South, Steve made his way back home to Wisconsin where he went to work designing and optimizing cell sites. Along the way, he got into the apartment rental business by building his first apartment building while consulting as an engineer. Steve is now semi-retired and works part-time managing his apartments.
While a student in Madison, Steve played trumpet in the UW Marching Band and he still enjoys playing music, mostly in an all volunteer jazz band that performs at area retirement homes. Steve also enjoys running to keep in shape and has completed marathons in all 50 states. Flying was an interest Steve picked up from his son while paying for his flying lessons. Steve has an instrument rating and most of his 1100 hours are in the 172 he bought to take flight lessons in.
Steve was a board member for the Monk Botanical Gardens in northern Wisconsin and currently volunteers for SCORE, the Service Corp Of Retired Executives, where he mentors clients interested in starting small businesses. Steve enjoys flying with his family including a 14 state trip in the summer of 2019 with one of his sons. He has been flying missions for Lifeline pilots since 2018.