Monte Stiles spent 24 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, where he supervised the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force – a group of agents and prosecutors who investigated and prosecuted high-level drug trafficking organizations. As a result of his expertise, Mr. Stiles has been an instructor for the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina; numerous state and regional law enforcement conferences; and five international organized crime seminars where he taught prosecutors, judges, and police officers from around the world.
In addition to his duties as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Stiles has been a passionate drug educator and motivational speaker for schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies, and other youth and parent organizations. In 2011, he left government service in order to devote all of his time to teaching, and is now a frequent keynote speaker and trainer at national, regional, and state conferences relating to drug policy, law enforcement, youth leadership, drug prevention, corporate training, and maintaining safe communities. Mr. Stiles is particularly focused on national policies that impact youth substance abuse. His two most-requested keynote addresses are entitled “Rediscovering Joy” and “Why Education Works.” Both are designed to provide powerful and unique messages of hope and inspiration. In addition to speaking, Mr. Stiles does consulting work for community drug coalitions and law enforcement agencies. In 2015, he was hired as a Legal Consultant/Counter Narcotics for the TruNarc division of Termo Scientific. TruNarc is a hand-held narcotics analyzer that identifies drugs using laser technology.
In his personal life, Mr. Stiles has served in leadership roles for numerous charitable and advocacy organizations. Throughout his career, various groups recognized Mr. Stiles for his role in drug prosecutions, drug education, and other community service, including awards from the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, the Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency recognized Mr. Stiles as the 2016 recipient of the Idaho Prevention Award.
Mr. Stiles also has an interest in nature and wildlife photography through which he was able to rediscover everything that is wonderful in life, after realizing that decades of dealing with the darkest aspects of the human condition had affected his ability to appreciate some of life’s simplest pleasures. His images have been featured on the cover of magazines and in articles about the great outdoors. Mr. Stiles and his wife Sandi live in Boise, Idaho.They are the proud parents of five children and ten grandchildren.