Born in Brooklyn, raised in suburbia at a time when our parents thought suburbia was cool (it never was), Frank went to college in rugged northern New England, served in the Peace Corps in considerably more rugged northern Afghanistan, attended law school in entirely mellow northern California (when it was cool), and practiced criminal law in the Bay Area for 10 years. In 1979 he moved to Santa Fe with the love of his life, Conci Bokum to build the obligatory passive solar adobe with the kind help of a number of friends and family. Frank worked at the Public Defender's Office and Attorney General’s Office, as chief counsel for the State Finance and Administration Department and, for 14 years, for the Taxation and Revenue Department and 6 more years for the Multistate Tax Commission. He finished out his legal career as Santa Fe City Attorney during Mayor Coss’s first term. He is now retired, if that is what volunteering for excessive numbers of boards and commissions is called. He does manage to squeeze in the occasional overseas trip, being obliged to go to Costa Rica each winter to visit daughter and granddaughters.