Frank was born & raised in Montana in 1943, moved to Alaska after HS graduation in 1962, then making a name for himself, first as a taxidermist & later a wildlife sculptor. Loosing a home to a fire in 1976 that burned Frank's hands was the turning point for Frank from taxidermy to bronzes. His second and third degree burns needed serious medical attention for months. Once he could start using his hands, he began light work exercising his hands sculpting wildlife pieces. Later he had his small figurines cast in bronze. 
He told Sue years before while doing taxidermy in Fairbanks, the Tok Fish & Game Area Biologist brought a 40" ram that was hit on the road to his taxidermy shop for mounting.  Frank told Sue, "I want to live where 40" rams are along the highway." That spring after the fire, Sue went on a search, knocking on doors, then found the place they now call home since 1977.  Each year Frank would sculpt a new piece while still doing his taxidermy.  As more and more people purchsed his wildlife bronzes, he gradually moved from taxidermy to bronze sculptures. He conituned to sculpt many new forms for his taxidermy and later commissioned ​​ Reserach Mannikins to market forms for him. Today decades later Frank continues his passion in creating wildlife sculptures, traveling to shows across Alaska and the lower-48 to showcase his work. Frank also hold an Alaskan Class-A assistant Guide License which he helps Sue and Step-son guide hunters. Moving with the time, he is now using the internet including social media. Frank also has a bird museum of specimens from not only North America, but also Asia. Being self-employed all his life keeps Frank working. He loves sculpting because the pleasure it gives him. Frank says, "I won't retire, I'll just get tired."
Frank met his wife, Sue, when she checked out his taxidermy shop in Fairbanks 1973. They started their life together in 1975. A year later, they moved  to Frank's remote cabin half mile off the road 50 miles South of Delta Junction.  When they later lost their home to fire, Frank took that experience as an omen. He did not want to start over in that area.