We are pleased to welcome Sarah Mergy as business development and commercial interior design manager. Mergy will work directly with founder William Duff, as well as our larger management team, on business strategy.

Mergy brings more than twenty years of experience in retail management, consumer research, interior design and architecture, most recently as associate principal and senior associate at Bull Stockwell Allen where she managed firm communications, including a rebranding project, helped develop a new tenant improvement service area, and established a new profit center for the firm’s commercial practice group.

“WDA is a growing and dynamic firm built on a strong foundation of core values that can sustain success for generations. I am excited to connect people with design, to collaborate with clients on problem-solving and to work alongside such a caring, competent and creative team,” says Mergy.

“Sarah understands our business, and her values align with our values,” states Duff. “Since our earliest days, we have defined success through partnerships that are committed to mutually desired outcomes, not only for our clients, but also for consultants, communities and the WDA staff on which the firm is built. Having Sarah on our team further solidifies our commitment to the future growth of WDA.”

Sarah is a creative at heart who channeled her interest in design as a young girl into a long-standing, well-rounded career. Most recently an associate principal and senior associate at Bull Stockwell Allen, Sarah served as a volunteer and committee member, and was part of the chairs’ team for CANstruction, a fundraising and competition event benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Since 2001, she has volunteered for Rebuilding Together San Francisco and previously volunteered for Habitat for Humanity East Bay. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) San Francisco chapter.

Sarah received a BA Interior Design from San Francisco State University and attended UC Berkeley Extension for interior design business studies and American University of London for architecture and antiquities studies. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their Boston terrier, Mabel. A marathon runner, Sarah loves exploring urban trails and finding inspiration in the city’s diversity.

Learn more about Sarah on our PEOPLE page.

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