Phil studied at the Holos Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, where he received a certificate in Basic and Transpersonal Counseling in 1991. He completed his Waldorf teacher training at Taruna College in Hawke’s Bay, NZ, in 1993. An avid student of anthroposophy since 1991, Phil came to the US in 1995 and since then has lived more than eleven years in various Camphill communities, fulfilling a wide range of roles and responsibilities during this time. He spent ten years as a Waldorf class teacher at the Spring Hill School in Minneapolis, which he was instrumental in helping pioneer, and the Sacramento Waldorf School, where he graduated an 8th grade class in 2015. He moved to Camphill Village in Copake, New York, in 2015, where he currently resides with his wife, Jacquelyn, and their twin daughters, Anya and Sophia. Phil has a particular interest in group work and an ardent love of teaching. He is a house-leader, a member of the Core Faculty of the Social Therapy Program in Copake and serves on the Collegium of the Camphill Academy.