Before joining the Conserve School staff, Phil was director at Camp Gray in Wisconsin for 14 years. He began his career as a high school history teacher and has also taught leadership skills in schools and camps. He is a certified coach with a background in exercise science. An athlete and fitness enthusiast, Phil spends much of his time outdoors, skiing, backpacking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. A competitive Nordic ski racer, he frequently places in marathons and half-marathons. He eagerly awaits the return of snow each autumn.