Understatement Alert: Frank has led an interesting life. Born in the Philippines. Raised in rural Wisconsin. Played pedal steel guitar bars and beer halls as a teenager. After a stint as a ranch hand at a working cattle ranch he attended San Francisco State University, majoring in Japanese language and literature. He moonlighted as a sideman for country western performers and spent the ‘80s freelancing for several Bay Area-based animation houses including Colossal Pictures. Was an in-demand session musician in the ‘90s, playing on dozens of recordings for legendary record producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day). He directed live action commercials for Purple Onion Films and animated interstitials for Tricky Pictures, the animation subsidiary of Backyard Productions in Chicago. He co-directed the critically acclaimed feature film, The Life of Reilly, based on the life of comedian Charles Nelson Reilly. Taught animation and film studies at MIAD,sequential art at Lawrence University and wrote two books about Wisconsin history. He has made frequent appearances on NPR and Wisconsin Public Television and has lectured on film at several Universities. He has run the popular website wisconsinology.com since 2006 and writes, narrates and scores the wisconsinology podcast. His currently works out of a former 100 year old Monastery producing and directing documentaries and national stop motion commercials.