Carlee Frank writes the weekly health and fitness column for the Springville Times, and also writes many of the business spotlights featured in the paper each week. She believes that everyone has a story and enjoys helping people tell those stories while promoting local business.

Carlee was born and raised in Springville and graduated from SGI in 2013. She then set off to Columbus, Ohio,  where she attended and graduated from The Ohio State University, studying journalism, Spanish and anthropology.

After college, Carlee planned to head to New York City, but soon realized she was meant to stay in Western New York for the foreseeable future, and currently resides in her hometown of Springville.

She volunteers at P.A.T.H. (People Against Trafficking Humans) in Buffalo, acting as a care counselor by listening to individuals’ stories and figuring out their needs. She also helps with the youth group of the Springville Crossing Church and attends Activate (YA group) at the Tabernacle in Orchard Park.

As the daughter of Concord Town Judge Tim Frank and Jeanne Frank, Carlee jokes that “there isn’t much Springville doesn’t know about me!”

“I love Springville’s potential,” Carlee says. “Excuse the reference, but it has the means to become a Gilmore Girls-esq Stars Hollow. The sheer amount of nature here is breathtaking, everyone feels like family and our arts programs are wonderful — it’s home.”

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