Phil Milliman Bio

This is me, Phil Milliman

Yes, this is the real Phil Milliman

About me

I have several interests on the web and hope to pursue them over time.  I retired in 2009 from Weyerhaeuser Company to Sequim after 30 years.  I currently live in Sequim and enjoy sports such as pole vaulting and pickleball as well as all sorts of nature sports such as hiking.  I like taking pictures of what’s around me and there is plenty up here in the Northwest to photograph.

Pole Vaulting

I’m currently assisting with pole vault coaching at Sequim High School and practicing at our home pole vaulting pit with my dad while helping with church organization and working on designing and selling pole vault souveniers.

In 2017 my dad (Chuck) and I both came in first in the Pole Vault in the Birmingham Senior Games and my dad also got a gold in the high jump — a banner year for us in sports.

I got a gold in 2011 in the National Senior Games in the pole vault at Houston with a vault of 11-7 in the 60-64 age group and my dad came in third with a vault of 7′ 1/2″ (I think the oldest in his group). He came in first in the Stanford Senior Games in 2009.
My products can be found on and a local artist, Paul Labrie creates the excellent glass work.

Example photograph

We  traveled to the Arctic Circle in Alaska in 2004.  I was highly motivated to take successive shots of the midnight sun, so I took a picture every 10 minutes all night long and assembled the following composite photo.  As you can see, there were some clouds to make it interesting.  However, if you check the times and follow the lines you will agree with me that the sun stayed above the horizon the whole time.

Summer Solstice 2004 at Artic Circle

My favorite vaulting video

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