For over 20 years Phil worked as a wilderness guide in the summer. He has a lead guides license in the state of Idaho which allows him to lead trips down single and multi-day trip commercially. Being a lead guide takes a lot of leadership. In 2009 Phil studied Geography at Boise state focusing on social, political and GIS. The past 6 years before he joined Prusik Construction he worked as a wildland firefighter for the U.S forest service where he quickly climbed the latter due to his experience in the wilderness. Phil has worked a lot of different areas of construction since his youth.