Phil comes from a background of construction and remodeling which lead to pursuits of real estate investment both residential and commercial. He first bought property in this area in 1996. It was an empty 14 acre lake lot that eventually became the site for his family cabin. In 2004, he bought a local Emily business and became a permanent resident.
Phil is a graduate of St Cloud State University. He and his wife Brandy have 2 young children.