Phillip is a native of Georgetown, KY and a graduate of Scott County High School and the University of Kentucky. While at UK, he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and earned his degree in Agricultural Economics.

He began his career with Southern States as an assistant manager in their Georgetown and Maysville stores. He then accepted a position as location manager for Cargill, an international agricultural products manufacturer, in Harrison and Scott counties. After a ten year period, he transferred to TruGreen ChemLawn as a commercial sales representative.

In 1992, Phillip and his two young sons began mowing on the weekends for additional income. In 1995, Phillip began Pratt’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc. with two employees. The company, having provided quality service over the years, has grown to employ over thirty well trained individuals.

Phillip is married to the former Martha Jane Nave. They have three children: Ryan, a nurse-practitioner with Air-Evac, Tyler is a nurse at the University of Kentucky Hospital, and their daughter Mariah is employed at United Bank.