At a young age, Phil learned to love food and entertaining. It has been both passion and profession for the majority of his life. Food’s connection with the largest issues of our time, such as energy, clean water, and clean air, have brought a deeper interest in food systems.  

Phil earned a BS in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington. He is the sole proprietor of Sound Foods, which focuses on producing whole food ingredient pantry supplies for easy and exciting meal preparation. Farmers markets, hiking with his pups, and tutoring STEM subjects are some of the ways he spends his time.