Frank is the Curriculum Manager for the Applied Conservation & Policy Branch with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). Frank currently manages all Fish & Wildlife Service training related to policy and regulation, decision analysis, ecological adaptation, and human dimensions.
Prior to NCTC, Frank worked in western Tennessee with the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program, helping restore bottomland hardwood forest ecosystems. He spent three years with the Endangered Species Division of the Service’s Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office before moving to Tennessee.
Before joining the Fish and Wildlife Service, Frank spent seven years working for the U.S. Forest Service as a field biologist. He surveyed and wrote environmental documents pertaining to the California spotted owl, the northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, and other small-to-medium sized, forest-dwelling creatures in northern California. Frank has a B.S. in wildlife management from Frostburg State University in western Maryland, and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (The Wildlife Society).
Frank enjoys amateur photography, gardening, kayaking, woodcarving, and hiking/backpacking. He currently resides with his loving wife in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.