I found a way to accomplish what I wanted. It is not ideal, so I wish that Start11 had a better solution.
The article How to Replace the Start Menu in Windows 11 | Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com) provides information on a hack to revert to the old task bar. This allows me to left align the task bar with the Start11 menu pulling down from the top left. You end up with a nice modernized Windows 7 UI. However, you loose all of the functionality of the new task bar including the entire Windows Start menu, Taskview, and Search.
It would be really nice to have the option to place the Start11 start menu in the top left corner (or right for lefties) while still having the new task bar aligned to the bottom as Microsoft insists on.