Born and raised in San Diego, Philip is a First Vice President at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith. Philip discovered his love for food and gardening from his mother: she was integral in teaching him how to eat and grow fresh food. Philip started gardening a few years ago, and much to his surprise he enjoyed learning about Mother Nature and how she helps daily living. He hopes to share his passion of growing, harvesting and eating fantastic fruits and vegetables with the community at large and sharing the love of food and gardening. Philip is looking forward to growing within the organization and finding new ways of connecting with others through local and sustainable food. Philip has been married for four years to his wife Galyn and they are both looking forward to their partnerships with the Berry Good Foundation.