Howdy, I'm Phil.
I'm an experienced post-secondary leader focused on sustainable enrolment through responsive student services, recruitment, and admissions. I believe in data-driven decisions informed by experience, collaboration, and best practices.
In my off-time, I'm a home cook, husband, LGBTQ+ activist, dog owner, and nerd for Star Trek and retro game shows. Settler on Treaty 7 land in Southern Alberta, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina nations.
My pronouns are he/him/his.
Fourteen years' progressive experience
Since 2008, I've presented across Canada on post-secondary admissions and student services, and sensitive matters of LGBTQ+ gender and sexual diversity to audiences from one to one thousand.
I've served on provincial advocacy and planning associations representing higher education institutions for a decade in a variety of leadership roles, and led diverse teams of professionals at various levels.
Proud about my work with Pride.
Pride is political, trans rights are human rights, and my values are uncompromising.
For four years, I served the board of Saskatchewan's longest-running Pride festival in financial and fund development roles. In that time, I helped eliminate the organisation's long-standing debt, quadrupled sponsorship revenue to $40,000, and made frequent TV and media appearances on LGBTQ+ issues.
I now co-chair on my organization's pride committee where I've helped produce multiple pride weeks, education pieces, and speaker series.
Media experience and coverage
As a recognized expert in college/university enrolment trends and an advocate for LGBTQ issues, I've earned a variety of TV, radio, and other media appearances. Here's a selection of my appearances:
What's the point of this page, Phil?
I'm happily employed and not seeking new opportunities. This page is mostly here as a vanity project and placeholder for my email account.
Additionally, I am available to speak on subjects of higher education (university/college) admissions, enrolment and outreach with reporters, podcasters, bloggers, or parent and community groups as an individual expert and insider on the industry.