Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Hobbies: Cooking, college football watching/spectating, darts, poker, useless collectibles, mystery/suspense novels, geography, geneology, church mission work.
Troy joined the Central Station Marketing content team part-time in August of 2021 as a side hustle to his regular job teaching elementary special education. He has two degrees in journalism (B.A., TCU; M.J., University of North Texas), and mistakenly believed at least one of them might lead to a career for life.
Instead, journalism was relegated to secondary pursuit following the newspaper industry's virtual collapse around 2009. He had spent 20 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a reporter & copy editor before shifting to subscriber-based site/content management with the Rivals.com sports network. After an unprofitable year and a drained severance, substitute teaching seemed a logical next act. He is married to a retired teacher.
Over the next decade, Troy worked with special needs, autistic, behaviorally-challenged and learning-disabled students, from early childhood to age sixth grade. He's provisionally certified through sixth in general education and is considering full certification in special education after putting that off for most of a decade to play Mr. Mom and stage dad to an only-child daughter. She's now a college freshman studying musical theater and hopefully won't live on his couch someday.
Currently, Troy is a seasonal content consultant for four college football bowl games in D/FW, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, and Frisco Football Classic. Among his useless collectibles are years worth of early-2000s Bon Appetit magazines, and every Six Flags Over Texas annual commemorative drink bottle since 2009. Why, no one knows.
In his lifetime, Troy has barely fixed anything himself at home but has learned much writing or editing for the myriad restoration, cleaning and other companies served by Central Station Marketing. Their reach over all 50 states (or beyond) has stoked his love of geography, and Troy finds a rather twisted fascination over closing tickets heavy on city pages.
He asks that you use uppercase letters only when beginning sentences, for names, proper nouns, acronyms, initials or to begin bulleted items.
Troy Phillips, Content Editor
Former life at 2005 Rose Bowl
VBS with kiddo
Ever the football spectator
Playing the Polar Express Conductor at school
High school graduation (not mine), 2021
Useless but prized Six Flags cup collection
Backstage on Broadway with kiddo and FW actress Tiffany Mann after Be More Chill