Frank Hakspiel

Frank Hakspiel knows a thing or two about obstacles. At 18, he left his native country of Colombia and, with no school records to show he had graduated already and with no command of the English language, entered Clark High School as a freshman. In two years, he mastered the language and earned all the credits necessary to graduate. During his short time at Clark High School, he developed lifelong friendships and further strengthened the grit and perseverance he would need later in life. At 20, he promptly joined the United States Navy and served until he suffered a life threatening neck injury.  Following recovery, he worked as a government contractor for Lockheed Martin but was laid off after 9/11.  After two misfires in business, he found the recipe to success and is now the very successful co-owner of Fralo's, a Leon Springs pizza restaurant known for its great food, live music, and daily crowds.  Fralo's is a combination of both his name and his wife’s name, Lori, his partner in life and business. They are the proud parents of their six-year-old son Grant. The two will soon open a full-service piano bar next door to Fralo’s, named Bar 301, and hope to start two additional projects in Boerne. 

Photograph: 
Frank Hakspiel
Pillar of...: 
Fairness
School: 
Clark High School
Year: 
2017
Class of ...: 
1991