Phil is a native of nearby Mahomet. He earned undergraduate degrees at Bradley University before returning to the Champaign-Urbana area to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois. After a 5 year stint in academia, Phil joined Volition in 2007. His credits include Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, and DLC for both titles.
Phil spends most of his time away from work with his family. He enjoys gardening, obsessing over Fighting Illini Basketball, playing the piano while singing poorly, and extreme Pictionary.