Phil is the vice president and service committee chair for the Arlington regional chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, which he's held since 2015. He also chairs the Arlington County Forestry and Natural Resources Commission.
He spent more than 35 years working in finance and management positions with a local bank and then a national non-profit trade association. Phil grew up in Bethesda and now lives in Arlington next to one of its larger wooded parks. He is also a life-long birder and hiker with a passion for nature, starting his life bird list when just five years old.