Phil grew up in Chattanooga, TN and later graduated from University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Afterwards, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Following school, Phil worked as a travelling physical therapist for 5 years, relishing the experience to learn about different regions, cities, and people across the US. During this time he specialized in orthopedic conditions.
Phil now lives in Asheville with his wife Jodi and dog Kenai. During his spare time he loves anything and everything outdoors, including: ultramarathons, backpacking, and skiing.