For the past 25 years Phil has had the distinct pleasure of remaining tactically engaged and "hands on" with technology in pursuit of continually delighting customers with stable, secure, timely and elegant solutions. His personal focus continues to be on listening to the customer and providing relevant, flexible, and extensible technical approaches that save time, effort, and cost. He is an 80's era Cornell graduate and a late 80's early 90's Army NCO (Military Intelligence). Phil enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and reading. As a self professed "geek", he enjoys continual learning and participation in the larger open source community.