Franklin, Brittany, Willow, and Finley love to travel, play board games, sample quality food, and make new friends. When he is not in front of a choir, he loves to smoke meat, entertain guests, take walks with his family, and chat up the neighborhood. He is slowly giving in to pressure from the Amish community with his most recent acquisition, an e-bike!
Franklin graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Kent State University where he served as the assistant for Kent Chorus. Franklin has conducted the Minerva Community Choir, Voice of Light Chorale, and has guest conducted the Ohio Men's Choral Festival, Kent State Chorus, and Oasis Chorale. He is currently teaching grades 5-12 music and choir at Legacy Christian School, directing the Zollikon Community Chorus, and hosting delightful guests at his short term rental, The Hemlock Place. As a chorister, he has sung with various choirs and served as the East-Central Chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Franklin strives to bring life and energy to the rehearsal process with the firm belief that music making should be inspiring, God-honoring... and fun!