Frank Goulart is a familiar face to many in south Siskiyou County – as a neighbor, as a friend, and as a Mount Shasta police officer, recently retired after 12 years on the force.
To us, he is a trusted and appreciated member of Great Northern Services’ board of directors. Frank saw our organization through the tragic losses and recovery efforts after the Boles Fire and continues to bring his insight to bear on our work in community.
Executive director Bonnie Kubowitz describes Frank as being a very thoughtful communicator who cares deeply about the work Great Northern does and the clients we serve. “When Frank asks a question, it’s an excellent one. You know he’s really thinking about and really understands Great Northern and the work we do.”
Over the course of his career, he’s served in a variety of law enforcement and security roles.
His years as a Los Angeles motorcycle cop was the job he calls his “real passion.” His years providing travel security for the royal family of Brunei took him around Europe, Asia, South American, and all around the U.S.
Frank finds great satisfaction in helping people and feels strongly about treating with respect and dignity anyone with whom he comes in contact during the course of his work. He says he’s learned that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”
That perspective and the breadth of experience it suggests has a lot to do with Frank’s valuable contributions as a Great Northern board director, Bonnie says. “Being on the street as a police officer, he’s seen a lot of people in desperate situations. Frank feels that being part of GNS continues his work helping people.”
Frank has said that his motto is, “If you can help one person every single day, you’ve been successful for that day.”
That’s a motto we can get behind, here at Great Northern. And we’re grateful and proud that Frank Goulart works with us to help as many people as we can in Siskiyou County, with respect and dignity, every single day.
Hats off to you, Frank!