Monroe was raised in White Plains, New York and came to Boston to attend Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Later he was awarded a Master's degree in Community Health Administration from Hunter College. Monroe had worked as an administrator and clinician in the health and human service sector for twenty years before switching to Real Estate. His first exposure to Real Estate was in 1980 when he bought his first property and he has been "hooked" ever since.
Monroe was first affiliated with Pleasant Realty in 1996 where he focused on the Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park, West Roxbury and Mission Hill areas. Being a resident of Jamaica Plain for more than 30 years, he has taken leadership positions at the First Church in Jamaica Plain and at Habitat for Humanity-Boston where he received the Golden Hammer Award for his volunteer work creating affordable housing. Additionally, he enjoys educating first time buyers and has taught the Realtors module for the City of Boston, first-time buyer's classes. Monroe lives on Moss Hill with his wife, Mary. He is now affiliated with RE/MAX Destiny in Jamaica Plain.