About Phil

Master of Science degree, Counselor Education – Emporia State University
Bachelor of Science in Education, Music – Emporia State University

* 12+ years in University-level Student Personnel positions:

  • Guidance & Academic Advisor
  • Personal Counseling
  • Wrote & facilitated personal growth workshops
  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Regional Director of Admissions

* 20+ years in Pharmaceutical Sales:
National Field Trainer, President’s Club Award Winner

* Multiple decades of involvement with the Miss America Organization (MAO):

  • Local Pageant Director 
  • State Field Director, State Board Member
  • Miss America State Prep Chairman
  • State-level Judges Chairman

* Judge of over 100 ‘local’ pageants, and 30 ‘state’ pageants in the MAO system
Including 3 Miss Americas:          

  • Debbye Turner (1990) at her Local level
  • Mallory Hagen (2013) at her State level
  • Cara Mund (2018) at her State level 

* Multiple years of involvement with Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOT)

* KC Fringe Festival (Arts Festival) for 17 years