Phil moved to the Wood River Valley from Anchorage with his wife, Susan in 1994.  As a retired architect Phil served on the Elkhorn Association Design Review Committee followed by serving five years on the City of Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission.

Intertwined with volunteering, Phil is an enthusiastic cyclist and cross country skier.  Phil and Susan live in Elkhorn/Sun Valley with their Australian Sheppard, Audrey who they adopted from Mountain Humane.