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phillip m. callesen

Phil was elected to the Board of Directors in October 2014. Phil has been with the law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP since graduating Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1987 and has been a partner since 1995. His practice consists primarily of lending transactions with a focus on private equity and project finance. He has been the Leader of BakerHostetler's national Debt Finance practice since 2000. BakerHostetler is a national full-service law firm with approximately 900 attorneys in 14 offices. BakerHostetler's national headquarters is in Cleveland.

Phil was born in Manistee, Michigan, where he started his love of the outdoors. His family moved to Westlake in the early 1970s. Phil's connection to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center dates back to his childhood when he and his friends would ride their bikes to the Center to spend time on lazy summer days.

Currently, Phil lives in Avon Lake with his wife Margy. All three of their children attended programs at the Center.

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