Frank W. Reynolds, Exalted Ruler was born and raised in East Haven, Connecticut with his brother and three sisters. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven CT before attending Central Connecticut State University in New Britain and graduating in 1970.
He joined the Marine Corp as a second lieutenant and attended basic training in Quantico, Virginia before going to Fort Sill Oklahoma for Field Artillery Basic Course. Frank was deployed to the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam where he served as a forward observer for Charlie Company 1st Battalion 4th Marine Regiment. Later, Frank went to Headquarters Battery 1st Battalion, 12th Marines in Okinawa, Japan. In 1973, he went to the 1st Battalion 11th Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, California for a year. He left active duty as a Captain and served in the Reserves for a number of years. Frank attended law school at Western State University in San Diego. Thereafter, he worked for the Carnation Company in California, Texas and Illinois before moving into the financial services industry where he worked for several different firms.
In 2005-2009, Frank operated a nursery business with his sister in Sebring Florida before retiring in 2010. Frank has been an Elk for 13 years, first in Wachula, Florida and later Sebring, Florida. He has been a member of Miami Elks Lodge 948 for the last 4 years where he served as Inner Guard, Esteemed Lecturing Knight, Esteemed Leading Knight and Exalted Ruler.