About Phil

Wedding CrasherPhil and MarcelaFive Pound Lobster

I was born on Florida’s gulf coast and moved to Homestead in 1986 at the age of 11. I had a great childhood filled with love from the most caring family on the face of the earth. Trips all over Florida and the Southeast with my father were not uncommon as a child. I also enjoyed going to football and baseball games with my dad and brother. My grandparents, both maternal and paternal were kind, hardworking, strong, adventurous, funny, and involved in my life. They have gone on to meet Jesus; I miss them. My mom is the best! She loves to invest all of her free time in the lives of others, especially her family (my dad, Travis, Kelly, and their three babies, and Marcela and me). My dad is a very talented musician, singer, preacher, writer, and grandfather. He works as a radiation protection tech at a nuclear power plant in South Florida.

In 98, I graduated from Lee University in TN with a bachelor degree in Psychology. I moved back to Homestead where I worked in social services for 7 years. From 2005 to 2007, I worked as a case manager and court liaison for CHARLEE a DCF provider. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences I’ve had. Currently, I work as a nuclear security officer in south Miami-Dade County. For several years, I served as the music ministries director at Homestead Church of God, now known as Life Pointe Church. My dad was senior pastor from 1986-2004, my brother is currently senior pastor.

I married Marcela in 2005. We enjoy spending time together at church, animal watching in the Florida Everglades, watching movies, eating out, Dave and Busters, and our favorite pastime is Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. We also enjoy snorkeling together on the coral reefs of the Florida Keys.


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12 responses to “About Phil

  1. Victor Calero

    Marcela,

    If you 2 went snorkeling together, why didnt you just leave him down there?–plenty of hungry fish in the ocean…

  2. Because I am the best mistake she ever made.

  3. The fish are still waiting, Marcela….u still have a chance….

  4. Kevin

    Dude…. what is that giant crab thingy you got? Holy poop, did it take you a month to eat?

  5. Kev, it’s called a lobster. Split it 4 ways and it fed everyone plenty.

  6. hoh

    not many big lobsters left anymore
    all the big ones are gone
    rather like elephants with big tusks – they have been poched out of the gene pool.
    is that you with your lap top in the header?
    nice pic

  7. I imagine genetics plays a role in how fast a lobster grows and thus would allow or restrict a lobster to reach the bigger sizes before they succumb to predation, are caught, or die of natural causes. The fact is that a lobster has no predetermined size, and as long as they are living and feeding, they will continue to grow. It takes almost exactly 3 years from an egg for a spiny rock lobster like the one above to reach legal harvesting size in FL. 🙂

    Yes that’s me in the header pic with my laptop. Thanks!

  8. Hello,

    My name is Cary Andrews and I work on behalf of a site called Positively Cleveland. It’s our job to get the word out about all the great attractions Cleveland has to offer so people come and visit! As you might know, the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame is located here, and right now we’re running a contest to win passes to it and a private guided tour. It’s the kind of prize I think any music lover would be excited about, and of course many of your readers love music! So I was wondering if you’d be interested in posting information about the sweepstakes for your visitors to read.

    You can find out more about the contest here: http://www.positivelycleveland.com/intheknow

    Please let me know if you’d be interested in this, we’d love your help getting the word out about our awesome city!

    Cary A. Andrews
    Positively Cleveland

    P.S. I would have Emailed this but I could not for the life of me find a link… I’m sure it’s somewhere but where that might be, I know not…

  9. Adam

    christian guilt.
    christian rejection.

  10. Shirly Giagone

    Hi,

    I visited your sports blog The Citizen Cane at https://thecitizencane.wordpress.com/. You have really great articles and I’m glad I found your site.

    I would like to know if you’re accepting guest blog posts, I’d like to send you an original blog entry on basketball which I think would fit nicely with your site. I’m doing this for free but would only require 1 backlink in the article to my site.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in publishing this basketball blog entry so I can send it to you for publication soon.

    Thank you

    Shirly Giagone

  11. catlover1961

    Hey Phil, still thinking about those riddles?

  12. Hallo praise the Lord.
    I am pastor from Rwanda Kigali East Africa, I want friendship be tween me and you.
    I want that you come to visit us our church our country and you see what we do.
    I am founder of Africa Mount and Shine Ministries.
    God bless you.

    Pastor Michel Ntakiyumuremyi.
    Rwanda kigali.

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