Phyllis and Robert Frank have been residents of San Luis Obispo County since their marriage in 1972. They originally settled in San Luis Obispo, where Phyllis taught at Teach Elementary School and Robert finished up his BS (Business) at Cal Poly. Upon graduation he entered the banking world, working for San Luis National Bank which became First Central Coast Bank and finally Wells Fargo. In 1978 he became an organizing Vice President at First Bank of San Luis Obispo (now Union Bank.) Phyllis taught in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District in both San Luis Obispo and Los Osos Middle School. In 1988, Phyllis retired from teaching and the couple moved to Templeton where Robert chose to change careers and become a walnut farmer. The Franks now reside in in Cayucos.
Both Phyllis and Robert have been active in community non-profits for many years, mainly those involved with the arts. They were involved with the Vocal Arts Ensemble when they lived in San Luis Obispo and they have been very active with the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation and the Paso Robles Art Association, where Phyllis served as President and past-President and Robert as Treasurer. They are generous supporters of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, OperaSLO, SLO REP, Meade Canine Rescue and the Cayucos Lioness Club.
When asked about why they have chosen to move into Villaggio they said, “We are moving to Villaggio to be free to concentrate on what we enjoy doing without worrying about unforeseen events determining our decisions. We want to be in control of our future without being a burden on each other or our loved ones. We want to be in a community that provides a safe and secure environment whatever the future holds. “