Phillip joined the whole-food, plant-based movement in 2008 at the age of 22 after a troubling warning from his primary care physician about his then deteriorating health. As an obese 22 year old, Phillip was facing the prospect of type-II diabetes, pre-hypertension, and a statistically shorter life. Nine years later, and 110 lbs lighter, Phillip has reversed the diseases that threatened to take control of his life. Phillip attributes his transformation to the power of a whole-food plant-based diet.
When he is not serving Healthy City, Phillip is a father to Parker (11), Beckham (9) and Emme (9), a husband to Jenna, and a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Phillip also serves on the board of The Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center Endowment Fund, is past President of the Midland Childrens Rehabilitation Center board, and has served on the board for Midland Community Theatre.