Phil is a longtime herper and herpetoculturist, having been active in the hobby and industry for over 25 years. Phil currently owns Goss Reptiles (www.GossReptiles.com) and has worked in all aspects of the industry including pet shops, large scale breeder, pet distributors, and industry manufacturer. Phil's love for all animals (but mostly reptiles) and his industry knowledge make him a perfect candidate for this position. Phil is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in education. USARK welcomed Phil Goss as our president in 2013 and he has been protecting your freedoms to keep and breed reptiles over six years, including leading USARK to an unprecedented victory in our federal Lacey Act battle.