Born in Nashua, NH Frank moved to Pocatello, ID in 1970 where he attended Idaho State University. After his graduation in 1973, with a degree in Marketing, Frank began his career in the Jewelry Industry mining opal and founding Idaho Opal and Gem Corp. He later furthered his education in Gemology with the Gemological Institute of America completing the Diamond Grading and Colored Gemstones courses. With over 40 years of experience Idaho Opal and Gem Corp designs and manufactures fine quality colored gemstone jewelry for over 2000 retail jewelry stores under the brand name Parlé, “Stones that Speak.”
Frank met his wife Susan of 40 years while attending College. They have two children. Nicole is a sociologist currently living in Kosovo. Jonathan and his wife Brecken, are Gemologists who work with Frank and Sue.
Frank and Sue enjoy cycling on their tandem bike, traveling, hiking and skiing. Frank is also an avid fly fisher and big game hunter. He has translated his passion for colored gemstones into a lifelong mission to help retailer jewelers Sell More Color!