Our lead Magento Architect, Phillip Jackson was named a Magento Master: Mentor for 2016.
To become a Magento Master: Mentor, you would have to be one of the top contributors to the Magento Community. These individuals are considered highly resourceful educators and developers who have proven expertise on building successful Magento implementations.
Phillip was selected based on a number of contributions that he made to the Magento Community in 2015: co-hosting community podcast MageTalk, speaking about the Magento platform at various events, organizing the South Florida Magento Developer Meetup group and moderating community posts on Magento StackExchange.
*In 2015, the Magento community created over 2,500 pull requests and issues for Magento 2.0 on Github, presented over 500 talks on Magento or at Magento-centric events, produced over 100 podcast episodes centered around Magento, organized conferences and meetups in over 24 different countries, wrote three books about Magento, contributed to official product documentation, wrote countless blog posts to raise awareness and education and answered thousands of questions on both StackExchange and the Magento Forums.
You can meet the other eight Magento Master: Mentors here.
(*Source: Magento Blog)