Phil was born in Boston, Massachusetts but spent most of his childhood in Vestal, N.Y. In 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy, who is still his sweetheart today.

Both Phil and Judy came to the Lord in 1980 in a little church in South Apalachin, N.Y. They began listening to Family Life when the Spencer station, WCII, began broadcasting in the early 90s. Over the years they have volunteered at many Family Life events.

Phil has worked for the federal government in the United States Army as a helicopter crew chief and with the Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Specialist and IT Systems Administrator. His DOD job allowed him to work in the United Kingdom for nearly seven years where he developed an affection for British cars.

In 2014, Phil retired to their dream home in Romulus, N.Y. overlooking Seneca Lake. Not really having an established retirement plan, Phil became restless and didn’t quite know what to do with himself. One day he heard an ad on Family Life for “A Christmas Carol” auditions. That Christmas Phil performed in his first theatrical show and loved it! He has since played in several more Family Life productions. Some of his favorite roles are General Waverly in “White Christmas” and Uncle Billy in “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

During that time both Phil and Judy began praying about where God could use them. They both felt a tug from the Lord to be more involved with Family Life. In 2016, the couple moved closer to volunteer more often. Phil volunteered her time as a maintenance assistant for several years and then began building sets for Family Life Performing Arts. Then in November 2021 Phil officially joined our team!