Philip is a native of Charleston, SC, but spent his childhood summers in Cashiers with his parents and grandparents beginning in 1975. Three generations of his family have made memories in Cashiers and Highlands over the last 100 years. When Philip graduated from Clemson University, he bought an old cabin on Lake Glenville that he renovated and made his own. Over the years, he has spent more and more time in this special place and decided to make Cashiers his part time home.
In 1997, Philip became an insurance agent with Allstate Insurance Company and located his agency in Mt. Pleasant SC. He has over 20 years of professional insurance experience and brings that expertise to the McKee team. He is also securities licensed in the state of SC serving his customer’s financial needs.
In 2002, Philip got his South Carolina real estate license and formed his own company, Brown Dog Realty, LLC, a small boutique real estate firm based in Charleston. He has helped many friends and family over the years find their own perfect vacation home, whether it be on the coast or in the mountains.
Philip has long been involved in many charities involving historic preservation, including serving for 10 years on The Charles Towne Landing Foundation in Charleston. He has been a consistent supporter of The Human Rights Campaign, Pet Helpers and the Ryan White Foundation at Roper St. Francis. In Cashiers he is a member of The Village Green, Friends of Lake Glenville and The Cashiers Historic Foundation.
Philip, and his partner Drew English, enjoy antiquing for treasures, Clemson football, gardening and traveling. While in the mountains they enjoy hiking with their Boykin Spaniels, boating on Lake Glenville and entertaining family and friends at their home.