Ever since he went on a 10-mile ride when he was in the 1st grade, Phil has loved bicycles and has always encouraged more people to get out and ride. As Executive Director, Phil works to make Utah a better place to ride for everyone regardless of age, ability, or income. Over the past four years, he has grown Bike Utah from an organization with a single full-time employee to a soon-to-be staff of six. Partially through his efforts, Utah is now recognized as the #8 Bicycle Friendly State. Phil’s work experience includes Program Manager for GREENbike (Salt Lake City’s bike share program), SmartTrips Coordinator for Salt Lake City’s Division of Sustainability, Environmental Education Teacher for the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, and Coordinator for the Outdoor Recreation Program at North Dakota State University. He has a Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah. Outside of bicycling, Phil spends the rest of his time on skis.