Red Bay Coffee is inspired by the many talented people we are surrounded by in Oakland. Our Great Grinds Campaign proudly features people we admire for their commitment and grind to their craft.
Phillip started out in the fashion industry as a young model in the Bay Area, he thrived in front of the camera and loved that he could make a living by taking photos and meeting amazing people from all over the world.
He made his way to Milan in the 80s where he walked many runways and continued building his model portfolio. He paved the way for BIPOC models everywhere but specifically was an example of the success a Bay Area model could have. After many years of modeling, he took the next logical step and created a modeling agency called Three Model Management. In the past few years, he launched a talent agency called Three Talent Agency.
The unstoppable force that he is, he continued his business ventures and created an antique store, III Antiques and Thangs. All of his businesses share the common goal of creating an inclusive space for the community and bringing people together. In his spare time, you can find him thrifting for new treasures or cooking amazing meals from scratch with his wonderful family.
No doubt Phillip is someone to look out for in the future. If you want to know more about Phillip Gums and Three Model Management follow them on Instagram @3modelmanagement.