Mike Phillips joined Stone Soup a few months ago to help lead the Friday night food prep shifts. He's a gentle soul, with fantastic ideas and a compassionate heart.
He grew up near Pittsburgh PA and studied Criminology in college. Out of college, he became an activist and began volunteering with Greenpeace in D.C., working as East Coast Regional Director for 10+ years. After Greenpeace, he moved to Western Mass, taught himself web development, and was hired to build the first website for Yankee Candle Company. After 20 years with Yankee Candle, he decided to go in yet another direction and enrolled in Culinary School. He has 3 kiddos (21, 20, and 12), 2 dogs (Hank and Georgia), a cat (Oliver), and lives with his partner D'Arcy in Greenfield.
He's happy to be back in the non-profit world, working and learning with the amazing staff and volunteers at Stone Soup Cafe! We are lucky to have him.