Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Currently resides: Bellingham, WA
Current sponsors: Venture Snowboards, 686, Thermarest, Boardworks Tech Shop, Kulshan Brewing
Bindings: Arc Pro

Frankie grew up riding rails and icy park jumps on the East Coast. After moving to Tahoe to ride park for a few years, he fell in love with riding powder and moved to Washington where he learned to splitboard.  Frankie enjoys exploring mountains near and far in search of fresh snow and awesome terrain.  He was recently part of a 10 person mission to Denali National Park where the crew spent 25 days on the glacier riding lines, climbing, and enjoying the amazing beauty of the tallest place in North America. When he's not snowboarding, Frankie spends his time mountain biking, climbing mountains, and working as an engineer at Moment.

Hear more about Frankie's Denali trip on the Spark R&D Podcast.


Q & A

Talk about your most epic splitboard adventure:

Two seasons back, a crew from the Northwest spent 25 days on Denali riding powder and eventually dropping in off the summit ridge at 20,310'.  The entire experience was unreal. It was a "trip of a lifetime" for sure.


What has most influenced your backcountry riding?

A few good friends were the first ones to take me out into the backcountry. They continue to influence me by constantly raising the bar for what is possible with their knowledge and determination.


What are you most excited about for the 20/21 season?

This season I am really looking forward to getting away from the crowds and exploring some of the more hidden zones in our local backcountry.


What inspires you?

All of the Mount Baker locals that ride the raddest lines on the mountain with no desire for recognition make me really stoked about snowboarding.  They are out there in crazy weather, with no visibility putting down gnarly tracks for the pure love of it.


Why ride Spark R&D gear?

Spark R&D gear is super reliable, rides amazing, and is made by people who really care about snowboarding.