2016 Young Professional of the Year
Phil is a third generation Sacramentan. He studied at California State University, Chico where he earned a BA in Communications & Graphic Design, paired with a Minor in Marketing. He has strategized and designed for clients large and small throughout Northern California for the past 15 years, nabbing a few awards along the way. Phil is now the Creative Director at Position Interactive, a full service creative studio focusing on digital and print solutions for the best clients in the area.
He is a founding member of Metro EDGE and now serves on the Metro Chamber Foundation Board. He has Chaired the Metro EDGE Emerge Summit and Communications Committee. In 2011 he made a few new friends in the best Leadership Sacramento class ever. After speaking at the inaugural CMND SHFT conference, he co-founded a monthly event series for the creative community, called Creativity+. He is currently seeking final funding for a small-scale, public art project that will connect the heart of the city through a series of sculptures, called Characters on Kay.
Comstock’s Magazine recognized Phil as one of Sacramento’s Hottest Young Designers in 2013. In 2014 he was named to the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. In 2015 he did not win any awards, but managed to cook a few good racks of ribs. In 2016 he made a comeback and was named the 2016 Young Professional of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and Metro EDGE. He asked his wife to marry him in the tea house in the middle of Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. They now have two amazing kids and are living happily ever after.