Frank Christian has lived in South Knoxville since 1976 after he and his family moved there from Arlington, VA. He is the oldest son of Bill and Hazel Christian and has one brother and a sister. After moving to Knoxville, Frank worked at various gas stations, pumping gas, cleaning windows, airing tires, install and repairing CB radios and developing his exceptional people skills.
Upon graduating from high school, Frank worked for Rural Metro for two years and responded to emergency calls. He later joined the Rescue Squad for five years and then started a 10-year career driving 18-wheeler trucks locally and across the country.
On Dec. 18, 1995, Frank came to work for Knox County Parks and Recreation and placed on a 4-person mowing crew. It didn’t take long before he was moved into his current position as a crew leader of grounds maintenance. Any day of the week he can be found painting parking lots, installing signs, trimming trees and brush – he’s our eyes and ears in the parks. Frank says, “I love my job” and honestly it shows every day in the outstanding work he performs. He is not afraid to go above and beyond what is required.
When not at work, Frank enjoys relaxing at home and watching old movies like From Here to Eternity. He also likes going to Myrtle Beach or Tybee Island for a break.
His motto? “Make something better every day.”