Phil graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1995 with his BBA, majoring in Accounting and minoring in General Business. Following his graduation, Phil began working for BDO Seidman, LLP in Kalamazoo for three years, after which he became certified as a public accountant. In October of 1998 Phil made the decision to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the staff at Tri-County Bookkeepers. Phil is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Tax & Accounting Professionals (MTAP) organization. In January of 2002, Phil purchased the practice from his father.