Ahead of the Curve
With more than 25 years of experience, Phyllis brings expertise in design as well as business and market strategy to TEECOM. Her writing background originally brought her into the engineering field, where she wrote CAD manuals and debugged programs. Early in her career, Phyllis was asked to move from marketing into business development, where she thrived on building relationships and researching the market. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, she is driven by lifelong learning, exciting transformations, and rapid opportunities. Phyllis is excited to help build our LA/Southern California practice and expand the firm’s presence in new markets.
Music has always been a part of Phyllis’s life. In elementary school, she and a few classmates were chosen to perform on public television and subsequently for concerts around New York City. Phyllis continues to play several instruments. Her favorite is the piano, which allows her to express her creativity. She has also taught herself the guitar and loves the haunting sound of the cello. The ukulele is next. Phyllis continues to learn about music and has attended four semesters of Jazz improv, a liberating point in her musical endeavors. She goes to rock and jazz concerts often and annually attends South by Southwest (SXSW). She also supports programs that give students exposure to music.
Phyllis loves to play tennis, whether it’s a set with some friends or a class. About 10 years ago, she went back to school for a semester so she could play on the Santa Monica College team and had the opportunity to play every day. Her team of international women won the division for the first time in 30 years: her favorite of many awards. Phyllis loves the camaraderie of playing on a team. She looks forward to the U.S. Open, “Disneyland for tennis players,” and travels to New York to attend as often as she can.
A back injury forced Phyllis to trade in her running shoes for goggles. As a result, she took four semesters of swimming classes, where she finally learned a good flip turn and practiced with the school’s water polo team. You can find her at the local community college swimming laps. Freestyle is her stroke of choice.