Frank Sahlein has been involved with the Children’s Activity Center industry since 1967 – as gymnast, martial artist, coach, business owner, consultant and business broker. Frank is a native of San Mateo, California and graduated from Hillsdale High School. He attended San Jose State University on a gymnastics scholarship, and graduated in 1976.
Frank and his wife Shauna pioneered the Children’s Learning Opportunity Center concept – a unique blend of Sports Instruction, Child Care and Education, Entertainment and Outreach. The amazing WINGS Center (since 1974) is a 35,000 sq ft working lab of synergistic programs. Management systems that Frank designed run the affairs of the Wings Center on a daily basis.
These operational systems have set a template for Children’s Activity Centers, and as a result 3rd Level Consulting is sought out by industry clients worldwide for customized consulting, expansion, management training, valuation and other services.
Frank has been a regular presenter on business trends and topics at state, regional, national and international events since 1982. He travels extensively, relentlessly seeking best practices.
In August, 2009 Frank received the National Business Leader Award from USA Gymnastics for the second time.
3rd Level Consulting is a Business Development Partner with USA Gymnastics, the US Swim School Association, the JamBrands Cheerleading Group, several Canadian Provinces, and consults in other industries including dance, martial arts, child care, health clubs and more.
Frank is married with two children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include Motion Evolution cross training, reading and motorcycle touring. He often combines consulting and motorcycle touring!