Rob Phoenix was born and raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives in South-Central Pennsylvania and works for the state of PA. He has always been interested in folk magic and has studied many different systems over the years. He is a member of the Reformed church, known nowadays as the United Church of Christ, and an enthusiastic supporter and champion of Pennsylvania German culture. He loves Powwowing because it's a Christian-based system that really does work and it connects him to the traditions, beliefs, religion, and folklore of his ancestors. He is the author of The Powwow Grimoire and The Powwow Guy: A Memoir of a Pennsylvania Dutch Braucher. He was featured in the film Hex Hollow: Witchcraft & Murder in Pennsylvania (2015, directed by Shane Free).