Personal Handcrafted Displays

We are the Doctors of Displays!

PhD’s is a continually growing and evolving business owned by husband and wife, Ken and Kelly Minyard. We have a very close knit team of artisans, graphic designers and wood craftsman that work side by side to create works of art that come in many forms and are constantly being reinvented. We blend hand crafting with graphic arts and laser technology to create unique designs for your home or office. We love bringing the perfect vision to life out of the ideas you share with us. All of our products are handmade from start to finish right here in our Carolina studio and each one-of-a-kind design is made to order guaranteeing the highest quality. We have proudly partnered with local vendors and suppliers in support of our local economy and keeping jobs here in the USA. 

MEET OUR TEAM! 

 

 

Kelly Minyard

I am so happy to have the opportunity to work with the most amazing team and my fabulous husband of thirty ( never a dull minute ) years. Surrounded by artist and a studio filled with supplies and machines to bring ideas to life. LIFE IS GOOD! 

 

Ken Minyard

My life is full of joy happiness and laughter. My partner in life is my soulmate Kelly. I've had an incredible life with many special friends that will be with me forever. Animals are definitely God's creatures as well. They deserve love understanding and happiness. I believe that family should be the most important thing in our life. I would hope everyone that has a sibling will cherish them as I cherish mine. My beautiful daughter has become an incredible Rock. She has two beautiful children which are my grandkids that I love dearly. My family at PhDs is the most fun happy group I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

 

 

Linda Cromer 

Linda keeps us all in check.  She keeps the wheels moving so to speak!  She handles quality control, assembly and packaging.  She keeps track of our orders as they are processed and makes sure all of our products are top quality!

Linda enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel to both the mountains and the beach!

 

 

Kathy Weatherman

At PhDs, my day includes processing orders, including creating proofs for custom orders, assisting in developing new products, providing customer service, both in person and online and maintaining our website.  I really enjoy helping our customers and I feel blessed to work with this talented group of artists!

  

My husband Eddie and I enjoy spending time with our family.  We have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  Avid animal lovers, we also enjoy our pets, a goat, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats.  I've always enjoyed all kinds of crafts.  When I made the nursery bedding for my grandson, I discovered I love making quilts and I've turned that passion into a small business of my own.

 

Kim Greiner

At Phds, my day includes drawing new maps, creating proofs for customers, operating the lasers, sanding and finishing products.  I enjoy the challenge of creating new products!

 

At home, I enjoy spending time with my son and my dogs.  I love exploring a variety of crafts, including making jewelry and drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Harding

At PhDs, I perform a variety of duties, from updating our social media, painting products, making frames and assembling maps, to packing products for shipping.  I help photograph our new products and update pictures of existing products.  I love to show our customers around the shop and help them find that perfect gift!  Most of the time spent here doesn't feel like work at all!  I love my work family!

During my free time, I enjoy drawing and painting.  I've been commissioned to draw portraits of people and really enjoy that as well.  Other favorite past-times are hiking, swimming and taking my dog on outings to visit friends and family.  I'll take any opportunity to travel!

 

Michael Putbrese

Michael keeps the woodshop humming!  He makes frames, assembles and sands maps, and makes a variety of other items!  Michael is a very talented artist with an amazing attention to detail.

Michael recently became engaged and plans to get married this spring.  He and his fiancé, Nikki, enjoy trips to Disney, hiking, skating, swimming and spending time with their dogs.

 

 

 

 

Rhonda Phillips

Rhonda operates the lasers, assembles maps, makes frames and helps package products for shipping.  When she first started working here, she said she wished she was talented "like the rest of y'all".  But she is!  She is a gifted poet and she has written several for us!  

Rhonda enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.  She's a great foster mom too, having rehabilitated an orphaned kitten and helping it find a permanent home.

 

Picture coming soon!

Elizabeth Minyard

Elizabeth researches each lake and gives us the stats to add to the map and writes our blog posts.  A quiet, reserved young woman, she enjoys the behind the scenes work.

Elizabeth enjoys reading, swimming and hiking.

Common threads

Everyone at PhDs is both an artist and animal lover.  

 

Kelly and her baby

Ken, Abigail and Shelia

Kathy and the Binturong (aka Bearcat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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