Our Staff

Bill Hiscott

Bill, with his business acumen and attention to quality, makes sure our craftsmen meet the highest standards of professionalism and skill. His detailed knowledge and accommodating style get a big thumbs-up from all our customers.

Bill led a successful career in corporate marketing before he followed his bliss co-founding Sawbridge Studios. He is a savant when it comes to classic movie trivia, has a funny bone fine-tuned to puns, and is our official master of gift-wrapping for corporate gifts.

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Paul Zurowski

Paul’s talents inspire us at Sawbridge Studios every day. A former industrial designer, he works seamlessly with our craftsmen to ensure you receive well-built, handsome and fairly priced furniture that fits your lifestyle. His marketing background keeps the gallery lively with special events and inspires his work as a founding member of the Hubbard Woods Design District. Creativity is Paul’s forte so if you’re looking for a custom creation for a unique situation, he’s the man to see. Always the perfectionist, ask Paul about his latest favorite recipe to serve guests at the lake house.

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Richard Shirkey

Richard believes in quality experiences. Any furniture project, gourmet recipe, or gift selection can benefit from his insightful and excellent taste. His extensive home interior and sales experience makes him an asset when planning your next project, large or small. A natural with space planning, upholstery and design style – and a great listener – Richard will know what you need before you do. If you have a minute, Richard has some great stories of living in Nashville, antique cars, and his childhood pal, Scout the horse.

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Dawn Holler Wisher

Dawn lends her diverse marketing and artistic skills, honed by a career in design and advertising, to espouse the handcrafted beauties and benefits of Sawbridge Studios. You’ll often find her photographing in the store, helping customers with color choices and gift ideas, or sharing the unique stories of our artisans and their work. Dawn views her camera as her lifelong friend and we’re happy to represent her fine art photography, too. Dawn loves a good laugh and thinks meeting all our customers is a “tweet”.

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Cathy Lalich

A gifted artist, Cathy enjoys applying her skills to making homes stylish and practical. Her beautiful design solutions have earned her a reputation among friends and customers as the “go-to” source for advice on anything artistic – from room design to tablescape ideas. Cathy always knows what’s trending and also what is timeless. When not helping others, Cathy finds joy creating with paint on canvas.

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Mary Lu O’Malley

Mary Lu has been a welcoming face of Sawbridge Studios and a supporter of the arts for years. Her perceptive advice, in furniture, design and lifestyle gets glowing reviews from our customers. Mary Lu’s involvement with the American Craft Exposition gives her a unique understanding of the best techniques and trends in American handcrafts. She also has an uncanny knack for choosing the right gift for every occasion. We also believe that there’s only one degree of separation between Mary Lu and most everyone in the world.

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Sally Clissold

To come

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