Frank started to work as a Ranger for the Ministry of Environment, in his home county in Germany, in 2005. He studied Physical Geography at university to get more involved in nature conservation, thereafter he worked for different companies as a Surveyor in the field of renaturation. For the last 20 years, Frank has been involved in the German Boy Scout Movement.
In 2008, he was elected Chairman of the German Ranger Association and served until he left this post in 2017. During this time Frank travelled around Germany and Europe for the cause of Rangers, he experienced the different duties and challenges Rangers face in their daily work. Being inspired by a meeting with Sean Willmore, Florin Halastauan and other Rangers in 2013, he started to work hard to unite the Rangers in Europe – to improve networking, to learn from and support each other in nature conservation and to speak with one voice for the cause of Rangers in Europe. Frank was instrumental in the creation of the European Ranger Federation which was established in May 2017.
Frank wants to support the IRF to raise the awareness, in public and politics, of the vital and important role Rangers play in nature conservation all over the world and to promote the high quality of work that Rangers do.