Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips
Mobile: (760) 937-5528
When I moved to Mammoth in 1971 tiny Buster's market was the only grocer in town, Pea Soup Andersen's had just opened in what would become the Polo Outlet Store, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and a season's pass cost about $200. There were just 17 condo projects in town--now there are nearly 100--and lots were selling for $5,000. 

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska; Rapid City, South Dakota; Hempstead, Long Island; and the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Illinois. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature at the University of Oregon and Portland State University. Faced with the existential crisis of graduating, I bought a tent, stuffed my possessions into a 1960 Saab and drove to Yosemite Valley to become a rock climber. 

Two summers later a freak early November snowstorm collapsed my tent and I migrated around the Sierra to become a skier. I've been in Mammoth ever since. 

I have been a busboy and waiter--yes, at Pea Soups--a Kittredge Sporting Goods sales and rental clerk, a concrete finisher, ski instructor, builder and, since 1980, a REALTOR. I enjoy helping people who love the Sierra find a place in Mammoth. I relish the challenge of solving problems and believe there is always a solution that will satisfy both the buyer and seller and bring a transaction to a successful close. 

I came to Mammoth to ski but stayed for the treasure trove of year round recreational activities from climbing to hang gliding; fly fishing to mountain biking; tennis, golf and pickleball. For the last 18 years I’ve been a dedicated road cyclist, becoming the California State Hill Climbing Champion in the masters 55+ division in 2009. 

I live with my wife Barbara in a home we built at Snowcreek Crest in 1992. Please visit my blog, for local real estate insights and occasional minor literary masterpieces like Showing Homes Alone, Climbing the Walls: An Open House Primer, Something Affordable, and Buddha Never Had a Root Canal.