Frank Olson, Secretary

A founding Board Member of Next Step. He was Board Chair of Frontier Housing during Next Step’s incubation and launch.

Frank is a retired teacher and administrator, having taught 5th Grade in Vermont and Kentucky and many subjects at the secondary level in Kentucky. He was an adjunct professor of English at Morehead State University. For more than 40 years, he was active in Kentucky education and civic engagement. His last position was as Performing Arts Facilitator for the Elliott County Schools in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. He is also a published writer and poet.

As an officer in the United States Coast Guard from 1967-70, Frank was on the Joint Services Presidential Honor Guard and was Operations Officer on a medium icebreaker in Alaska for which service he received the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Frank holds a B.A. in History, and an MAEd and M.A. in English from Morehead State University.

“I support Next Step because it provides innovative solutions to high quality affordable housing needs on a national scale.”