Phil is married and has five sons and four grandchildren. He is the president of Stagg Machine Products, Inc., a full service CNC and screw machine production shop which he has run since 1985. He is also active at Temple Hill Baptist Church in Cadillac.
Phil has been aggressively documenting Michigan's waterfalls since 2009. He has a passion for photography and waterfalls. This started him on his quest to create a set of guidebooks with wonderful pictures as well as detailed maps and data about the many waterfalls that Michigan has to offer. Besides being an author, he has developed a line of jigsaw puzzles, MI Puzzles, that are very popular throughout the region. His business, Phil Stagg Photography, supplies stores in Michigan and beyond with souvenir items - all produced in North America.