Phil, grew up in the Hilton, VA community and graduated from Gate City High School. While in his senior, Phil joined the 1033rd Transportation Company of the VA Army National Guard. Phil went to basic training and AIT training at Fort Dix, NJ where he graduated AIT in 1983 as his platoon’s honor graduate. Phil spent almost twenty years working in the security/law enforcement field. He also has over thirty years “podium time” experience, teaching in various fields and on a variety of subjects. Phil brings a teaching style that is informative, entertaining as well as professional. The teaching philosophy that he brings to the classroom and range is that in order for our classes to be successful, then our students must be successful.