Musician, songwriter, writer, poet, wanna-be philosopher, public speaker, and creator of interactive “blank canvas social art”. Founding pastor of The Gathering. Since 1999, Phil has organized the Fountain Stage in downtown Salem each October. A broad group of hundreds of volunteers have made this event a piece of Salem history. Musicians, technicians, builders from across the US, and other countries are part of the month-long party within the greater Haunted Happenings Festival.
Phil’s festival work includes building art installations at Burning Man, organizing events at the Wild Goose Festival, building showers at the End of the World Rainbow Gathering in Palenque, interactive conference sessions, and running philosophy discussions at the Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice.