Phil, an engineer by education and training, is an ACE mentor and an instructor in the Career and Technology Center (CTC) in the Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland. Guided by his enthusiasm, reputation and dedication, his students are some of the most talented, successful, dedicated, and recognized students and graduates. Phil even travels with his students to local, state, and national competitions such as the CIRT/ACE competition. Phil also sits on several boards and provides advisement to programs on ways to inspire young people and ways ACE can provide the most impact. His vast knowledge not only of the students, but of college requirements, industry gaps, and owner expectations is invaluable as ACE Frederick plans its programs, sets goals, recruits students, accepts applications and award scholarships.