Frank had a 31-year career with the U.S. Forest Service as an assistant fire management officer, planner, public affairs officer, and command staff officer on national fire teams. After his retirement from the U.S. Forest Service in 2011, Frank partnered with other foresters to begin Professional Forest Management, LLC.
He is accredited in public relations, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Frank writes extensively on natural resource issues in peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Forestry of the Society of American Foresters. He also writes for Writers on the Range and other publications about fire and forest management and policy. Every Tuesday, you can catch his weekly opinion editorials and columns in the Rapid City Journal.
Frank earned his Masters in Public Administration, Natural Resources and the Environment from Boise State University, and completed three years of graduate study at the University of Idaho in fire science and fire ecology.
Frank’s reputation for assisting law firms in complex fire and fire effects analysis and recommendations for Federal and private tort claims and law suits is growing. Using an integrated team of foresters, range scientists, land appraisers, PhD ecologists and others as needed, Frank and his team provide comprehensive services as expert witnesses for wildfire including fire effects and reclamation/restoration following large fires. Frank has worked with fire cases in South Dakota, Wyoming and Australia and we recently credited with being the key to a successful settlement in a significant case.