2019 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
ABOUT PHIL QUINTANA
Phillip Quintana joined the United States Marine Corps in June 2004, 2 days after his high school graduation. Upon graduating boot camp, he went through the School of Infinity training at Camp Pendleton to become a heavy machine gunner. Shortly thereafter, he was ordered to Afghanistan. On September 29th, 2005 Quintanas vehicle struck an IED and thus began his ten-year journey of trying to salvage his left leg. Three years ago, he became a below the knee amputee who was determined to help others and share his story. Then, this past July he became an above the knee amputee. Quintana now lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife and two kids and enjoys doing Spartan races in his free time.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.