Phil joined the PFS board after being selected by the membership in the October, 2015 election. He became Vice President in March, 2016. His favorite Festival moments are playing guitar and singing in the campground, especially late after the final show on the main stage.
When Phil joined the Board, he joined the Development Committee as Co-Chair where he is working to expand the capacity of the committee’s fundraising, grant submission, membership, and society outreach efforts. He is also the Chairman of the Archives Committee which is charged with organizing, preserving, and presenting the Society’s extensive folk music-related archives. Phil also leads the Society’s Volunteer Task Force which is working to connect individuals in the PFS community with the wide array of Society volunteer opportunities on a consistent and ongoing basis.
An Electrical Engineer by training, he has held a number of senior positions leading large software development and Information Technology teams, including President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Information Officer. Phil also runs a consulting business that helps startups get the most from their limited IT and software development budgets.
Phil plays guitar and sings with a number of groups, most commonly with a two guitar, three voice trio.
Phil lives in Washington Crossing, PA with his wife, Jenna, and their two teenage children. As a family, they love youth sports, travel, and all things outdoors, including camping, hiking, boating, and fishing.