Phil Taylor – President and Founder
Phil Taylor moved to Texas with his parents and two siblings as a young child. His ability to draw and paint was recognized at an early age and, after completing high school, he began working with visual artist Brad Smith, graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago. During this apprenticeship Phil learned large-scale mural execution, graphic design and portraiture. His other artistic influences included Patrick Nagel and Dennis Mukai. This combination of influences and self-development ultimately resulted in Phil’s unique portraiture style of black and white tones with color accents. Some of his earlier portraits include musicians Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Hutchence and Keith Urban, with commissioned works including PGA Golf Champion Nick Price, actress Janine Turner, and musician Larry Gatlin. Currently Phil and his wife, Lisa, work and live in the North Dallas area. They have three adult daughters, Natalie, Kori and Jordin.
Kevin Hodes – Director
Kevin Hodes is founder and CEO of SWYPIT.com, a nationwide credit card processing company founded in 1999. From inception, Kevin’s purpose for his business has been to bring honesty and integrity to the world of credit card processing. His business success has become so much more than a business. It serves as a vehicle that allows him to maintain strong relationships while giving back to the community. Kevin enjoys scuba diving, spending time with his wife, Sarah, watching his daughter compete in gymnastics and his son play soccer.
Reed Nettles – Director
As CEO/President of HLG Licensing, Reed has been instrumental in developing licensing programs for a host of Fortune 500 clients in the consumer goods industry across multiple categories, grossing over $89 million a year. His leadership has driven the successful business platform at HLG for over 20 years. Reed is well versed in all aspects of corporate strategy, including Marketing, Social Media, E-Commerce and Corporate planning. Reed lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife, Terri and their two children.
Lisa Taylor – Director
Lisa manages many aspects of the organization and National Gallery, including the day to day operations, coordinating presentation details and working closely with the families.