Phil is originally from central Montana. He went to college at MSU-Billings for a year prior to joining the US Navy in 2002. Upon exiting the US Navy, he had family in Bozeman, and it made it easy to relocate and be apart of this community. One thing he has always wanted to do is travel to Singapore and the Brazilian Islands. Phil's personal motto is, "Life is about the journey you're in. Work on not letting small things bother you because there are enough of them that can consume you. Be the best you know how to be with the time you have and be grateful for what you have earned." A talent you may not know about Phil is he was in choir in high school and liked it. He has a toy mini Aussie named Oscar and 2 cats that are very mischievous. Three words that describe him are enthusiastic, caring and a problem solver.