Born and raised in Crystal River, Florida, Phil was destined to love the water. A self-proclaimed “River Rat,” his favorite activities include fishing, beaching, boating, boarding, kayaking, scalloping and taking a dip with the manatees. He likes to boast that he earned his boaters license at the age of 12 and began taking the family boat out after school on his own.
Phil now calls St. Petersburg, Florida, his home with his wife Jody and kids Della and Porter. He is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of Smith & Associates Real Estate, Inc. Phil is a member of the AICPA, FICPA and sits on the FICPA Political Action Council. As a graduate of Florida State University, he’s cheering on The Seminoles when he’s not on the water. Most of Phil’s family lives in and around the Tampa Bay area and he is passionate about clean water so that generations to come can enjoy this most precious resource as he has.