Frank was born in Baltimore, MD. However, circumstances took him to Pennsylvania and he never lived in Maryland again. Music was such an integral part of early life that he never imagined being without it. Early on, Frank took piano lessons. He was able to start playing trumpet and do lots of singing in high school. From then on it’s been pretty much an endless stream of lessons, courses, ensembles, bands, orchestras, liturgies, combos, shows, etc. Frank has a BA in Philosophy and Structural Linguistics from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He also received a Masters in Education From Queens University in Ontario, Canada as well as a Masters in Music and Wind Ensemble Literature. He has taught math and music internationally, and currently teaches Integrated Math curriculum at Explorations Academy. Currently Frank plays trumpet in two ensembles at Western, and plays regularly with the talented people of Paul Sorensen’s Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra. He also directs the Bellingham High School Alumni Band. Mornings are spent teaching math and sometimes music at Explorations Academy. He enjoys reading, and teaching math affords him psychological grounding and mental balance.