Phil Forte’s Bio
Phil was born in Brooklyn and spent his childhood in Ozone Park, Queens where he dreamed of starting his own business and someday traveling the world.
He respectfully served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. His dedication to his country led to 4 years of service honorably. He later served as V.F.W commander Post 2007 Palm Beach Chapter.
Upon exiting the military, he began his career as an entrepreneur and businessman. This was a fulfillment of two dreams as his career took him to Italy where he lived for four years with his wife and children. Savoring all Italy had to offer while with his family, who still lives in the village of Maranola, He explored his Italian Heritage. Many of these traditions still live with him and his family today.
Upon his returning to the United States he became a leader in the direct sales industry. These businesses took Phil all over the world. For over 50 years he blazed a trail of respect and accomplishments that follow him even today.
Phil is blessed to be married to his beautiful wife Carolyn Trotta Forte for 52 years. He has two amazing children, Peter and Danielle along with Son in Law Scott and 4 wonderful grandsons Peter, Jonathan , Brett and Alex.
Phil has brought his Italian Roots and his love of the Italian Heritage to the San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons in 2010. As a first day volunteer with knowledge of how to run a feast from his experiences in other events around the country, He was happy to step up and help the Hampton Bays Community organize their feast.