Francisco was born in Colombia, South America and moved to the United States as a child. He grew up in New York City where he studied at the High School of Art and Design. He continued his studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and the Atlanta College of Art. Francisco was one of the founding parents at WSA. In 1996, he became the first woodworking teacher at WSA, later joining the faculty full-time in 2000 when he also became the Games Teacher. Francisco teaches Games to all grade school students and Woodworking to students in Grades Five to Eight. Francisco completed the Spatial Dynamics program at Sunbridge College in 2006. Francisco has three adult sons, all of whom reside in Atlanta. They all participated in WSA's beginning playgroups and kindergarten programs. His youngest son was a member of WSA's first graduating class in 2000. Francisco has been involved with the Boy Scouts for more than ten years and has shared his love of nature and survival skills with countless boys.