Phil has spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest and is an avid outdoorsman. He is a professional civil engineer with extensive background in highway and heavy construction. He says that after he and his wife graduated from WSU, they spent 10 years wandering around the country before they recognized that they had come from paradise. They moved back to Spokane in 1974 and never left. They spend much of their free time with friends and family at “the lake”.