Phyllis was born in Chula Vista, California, and has lived in the City of Osage Beach for over 50 years. She attended the University of San Diego and formerly owned and operated Putt ’n Stuff Family Fun Center. Previous businesses include Fantasy World Caverns now known as Stark Caverns, Minit Mart, and Capt. Hooks Galley & Pub now known as JB Hooks. In 2013, LOREDC honored Phyllis as "Business Person of the Year".
Phyllis enjoys playing golf and bridge with friends and family. She has two sons and four grandchildren.
Other governmental and community involvement includes:
Current Board Representative for the Liquor Control Board
Previous Board Representative for the Lake Ozark/Osage Beach Joint Sewer Board
Previous Board Representative for the Planning Commission
Previous President of Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Member of Lake of the Ozarks Convention Business Bureau.