Phil Tobias received his master's degree in Computer Science at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles, CA immediately following graduation. Over the next few years, he was employed at TBWA Worldwide, Projeqt, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and BLITZ Agency where he worked on the digital accounts for Activision, Adobe, Disney, FX Networks, G4TV, McDonald's, Michelin, Microsoft, Naked Juice, Nissan, Starbucks, and Warner Bros.
In his free time, he enjoys a biking around town, hiking, and playing drums. He has taken classes at UCBTLA and has participated in various adventure runs including Tough Mudder NorCal Saturday 2010 and Tough Mudder SoCal Sunday 2011 in below freezing temperatures. He has also done the Gladiator Mud Run (2010), Malibu Dirt Dash 10K (2011), Santa Monica 5000 10K (2011), and the Point Mugu Trail Run 18K (2011). He loves traveling, automation, minimalism, and plantains. Phil currently resides in San Diego, CA with his gorgeous wife, who he met through a contest on Teamcoco.com, and their adorable Pekingese, Chugs!