Frank Candelario, is the co-founder of Kate’s House Foundation®, the first nationally accredited sober living recovery homes in Washington state. Frank is a real estate broker and expert in defining the perfect parameters for the purchase and location of a single-family home for shared housing. Frank and Sherri allowed medically assisted treatments in 2015, prior to the widespread acceptance and requirement of MAT for federal and state funding.
Frank started his career as Executive Director of nonprofit camps. In this capacity, Frank was responsible for property management, program management and people. Placing people together in shared housing is often compared to being a camp director. This experience provided a framework on how to develop community standards for shared living.
Frank was the owner of UltraLite Paddle Company, producing the world’s best pickleball paddle. In this capacity, Frank was an international spokesman for the sport of pickleball.
Frank’s corporate career was international marketing and branding of luxury products. In this capacity, Frank’s clients were in North America, China, New Zealand and Europe where Frank provided advice and support to his customers. Frank sat on the national board of directors for his industry where he learned about the power of guiding legislation to protect a brand. Frank helped draft legislation and worked with members of congress to provide protections for the industry’s goods and services.
Having a superior product has lead to some of the innovations that Frank and Sherri have brought to their model of shared housing. From the purchase and renovation of their first house, quality was paramount. Frank and Sherri developed a reproducible model of housing.