Frank currently serves in the role of Tea Expert and Educator focusing on special projects and tea programs at Grace Farms. He has been with Grace Farms Foundation since its inception, starting as the Director of Hospitality where he served as a welcoming ambassador for Grace Farms. In that role, he often provided a first introduction to Grace Farms and its work by pausing over tea in the Pavilion, a reflective space in the River building with 360-degree views of natural landscapes.
In his current role, Frank is Grace Farms’ resident Tea Expert, where he welcomes the public with a simple cup of tea and invites them into a deeper appreciation of the intentionality of SANAA’s architecture and the impact of the Foundation’s work to advance good in the world.
Before joining Grace Farms, Frank co-founded and managed a boutique tea company based in Brooklyn, New York, and spent several years focused on the sourcing and supply chains for tea ingredients. Frank has brought that experience to the Foundation’s work on ethical and sustainable supply chains across sectors, including tea, coffee, food, and architecture. Frank hosts a wide variety of tea education programs on the vast world of tea, its history, and on the ethical and sustainable production of tea and coffee. This serves as a critical entry point to educating people about ethical and sustainable supply chains in other fields.
Frank brings a depth of knowledge and experience of various cultures to his work at Grace Farms. A son of a diplomat, he spent his childhood living and traveling across three continents.