Growing up in the greater Seattle area, Phil has always had a love of the travel and the outdoors. From a young age, you could find him hiking and camping amongst the towering evergreens of the Cascade Mountains, cycling the hills of Seattle or simply strolling the shores of the Puget Sound. He completed a history and politics degree at the University of Washington and then decided to see the world. After backpacking for a year around the world, doing everything from skydiving in New Zealand, rafting in Thailand to the hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, he decided to make travel his life. He has guided for six seasons, exploring the various deserts, mountains, shores and cities throughout all fifty
States and Canada. After each season of guiding, he enjoys taking his adventures aboard, often to new and warm destinations every winter. In his spare time you’ll find him continuing to cycle, camp and hike all over the his favorite places or just enjoying a craft beer watching his beloved Seattle Mariners and Seahawks to etch out a win.