Phil joined Baker Holtz in September of 2018. Phil comes from the rainy state of Oregon (pronounced or-uh-guhn) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Oregon. He started his career at Kernutt Stokes, LLP, where he performed employee benefit plan and financial statement assurance services for local companies as well as tax services for businesses and their owners, eventually becoming a Senior Associate. However, after meeting GVSU Alum/Track Star Katherine McCarthy, he decided that the mid-west would be a great spot to settle down and headed east to join the Baker Holtz accounting department!
Being a native to the Pacific Northwest, Phil enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, whether it’s hiking, snowboarding, biking, running, or floating the river. He also enjoys a nice craft beer or scotch and feels right at home in Grand Rapids!
Phil’s favorite thing about working at Baker Holtz is the commitment to helping clients through adding value, not to mention the collaborative staff! Phil is looking forward to serving the clients of Baker Holtz in the accounting department, as well as getting to know west Michigan and its local businesses.