Our Team


Kathy Gordon

President & Owner
"Hi! I'm Kathy. I'm a Furniture Expert with over 25 years of experience in both the retail and design worlds. I've worked on the ground in retail stores in sales and management, educated retail sales staff through my own private consulting firm, and worked independently with clients from all over the world furnishing their homes through my Interior Design business, Kathy Gordon Interiors. My most recent venture before creating Southern Heritage Home was designing furniture for manufacturers – some of which are in-store today!
My goal in uniting 4 stores together under the Southern Heritage Home banner is to stay on-trend and provide our customers with quality built, fresh furniture styles  - at a great price point.
Each customer has their own unique equation for the style and function that will work for their families. Our knowledgeable Sales, Design, and Admin teams help make customers feel confident and comfortable shopping for investments in their homes.
When I'm not in-store, I'm spending time with my husband, Sam, and dog Ollie in the mountains, working on my own home, and visiting with family."

Sam Gordon

Vice President and Owner

"Organization comes to me naturally as I've worked in outside sales for many years. I worked at a Window Treatment company for 10 years before joining my wife Kathy as Co-Owner of Southern Heritage Home. I've been involved assisting and advising Kathy in her design business for over 25 years - from showroom design and construction to installations for her clients as well as attending High Point Furniture Market.  I’m detailed almost to a fault in my work.  Any project I take on, I research and implement it exactly as the customer or the organization requests it. I will double and triple check things to ensure accuracy. I am always listening to my team and am open to improving the way we work. We should always strive to question how we do something and ask ourselves if it is the most effective way to do the task. This helps us all find new ways to save time and money.  If there’s a problem, I enjoy working with our folks to find the solution.In my spare time I like taking Kathy and Ollie out on the paddle board for a ride on the lake. I also enjoy bike riding and, when I get the chance, a nice game of golf."

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William Hollar

General Manager
I started my furniture career in the mid-80s with an upholstery manufacturing company called J. Royale Furniture. I was there from the onset, being one of the first eight employees. I contributed heavily in building the company and ultimately, became a furniture rep in the late 80s through the early 90s. I started with the Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama territories, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, where I met my wife-to-be, Nancy. 
Nancy, our 2 daughters and I moved to North Carolina where we have lived ever since. I worked for Lee Industries in the mid-90 and  it was a great experience with varied responsibilities for a well-respected product. In the early 2000s, I was offered a retail sales position for another highly respected furniture company, Boyles Furniture. I began in sales and was promoted to management in the first year, and went on to become Manager of their Online Department. Unfortunately, Boyles could not rally after the 2008-2009 economic downfall. 
After Boyles, I made a career change: for the next 12 years I took my internet experience and helped build a local Internet Marketing Firm: Easyfish Marketing. I learned everything from website building and SEO to AdWords management.  I enjoyed my time with my Easyfish family. When the opportunity was offered to become General Manager of Southern Heritage Home and her stores, it was a hard decision. However, I am so glad that I chose to take on the challenge to work with Kathy Gordon and everyone here at Southern Heritage Home."

Deborah Cline


My current position is sales and design. I have been with this organization for 8 years. I have been in the furniture industry for over 25 years. My career started at Drexel Heritage in aspects of manufacturing including case pieces and fine upholstered furniture. I moved on with Drexel Heritage to showroom design and set up assistant. I also was with Boyles Furniture for 12 years doing design and sales. The thing I love most about what I do is meeting people and helping them with their furniture needs and design solutions. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family and friends, especially on game day. I'm always ready for a day at the beach or the creek.


Joyce Wagner


I have been a Sales/Design Consultant for the company since Dec of 2017 (4 yrs).  Previously, I was Assistant Manager at Pier 1 Imports, so I have had 9 yrs experience in home decor/furniture sales. I have a Business degree with a minor in Art and 25+ yrs retail experience.  I enjoy working both individually and well as part of a team with my coworkers and management staff, but more importantly, I love helping and getting to know our customers. When I am not at work I delight in spending time with my grandchildren; I also like cooking and gourmet cuisine.


Megan Brodie


I have been working here for a year and a half. I am happy I decided to work in the furniture and design industry. I am able to utilize my artistic skills and help people at the same time. I take as much time as needed with every person I work with to find the exact things you are looking for, without feeling pressured. I have years of experience in art, retail, hospitality, marketing, and management. These combined skills, have given me the advantage to be relatable with just about everyone.

I am from Colorado. An Appalachian State Girl! I love cosmetics, fashion, reading, painting, and crocheting. I am always trying to learn new things, and broaden my horizon.


Mary Dula

Internet Sales
15 Years of Sales Experience
My position allows for creativity and artistic expression and I love how it does not feel like work or a job, but it is a fun and fulfilling career. I am able to help people from all over the world furnish and style their home by collaborating with what our manufacturers offer to what they desire their homes to look like. Folks share pictures of their spaces with me and I go to work shopping for them and sharing what works and giving advice on what won't work.
In my spare time, I enjoy creating memories with my toddler son. We always share afternoon playtime (dancing, cooking, bike riding oh and Walmart is quite the adventure) and I get to see the world through the eyes of a child and its so recharging.

Patsy Norton


I have always had an interest in creating an inviting place for family and friends to gather. I have been with Southern Heritage Home for 4 years in sales and design and very blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many delightful people. It brings me great joy to help individuals solve their dilemma for that specific piece of furniture that will create an exceptional area in their home. My personal goal is to always give the best customer service possible. I feel my commitment to my customer is not complete until their furniture has been safely placed in that special spot that is sure to bring years of enjoyment.

Outside of work I like to golf & spend time with friends & neighbors. So believe it or not... I like "shopping" furniture in my leisure time so that I can help current & future customers get what they want.


Joseph Kyker


"March marks two years working at SHH. Being a Film Production Major, I never saw myself working in sales and design. It has been a surprisingly good fit and I still get to use my creativity and imagination while working with customers. I grew up in Hickory, but lived in Florida seven years before the pandemic had me moving back to my hometown. My last job was producing videos for a travel agency in Florida. Traveling the world was priceless and lovely, but working with well-crafted North Carolina furniture has made me proud of where I grew up."


Tara Boyd

Visual Merchandise Manager
I am currently the Visual Merchandise Manager for Southern Heritage Home and have been with the company for the past three years.  Working in furniture for over 25 years, and partnering with wonderful companies such as Drexel Heritage, Century and many other manufacturers in the Hickory area has been my passion.  Keeping current about design and color trends along with listening to our customers and their needs continues to inspire and encourage me to keep our stores looking fresh and relevant.   Southern Heritage Home has afforded me many opportunities during each day to bring order and beauty to an ever changing retail floor,  truly exciting.  Our amazing sales team is always hard at work, product is coming in and moving out to homes all over the country at a rapid rate.   That makes each day full,  exploring ways to keep our sales floor looking interesting and approachable for our valuable customers.  When I'm not at work here in the mart I enjoy gardening and eating what our land gives us as well as visiting my children and new grandchildren.   
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Angie Crump

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Angie Crump. I have worked in the Furniture world for over 20 years now. I have been with Southern Heritage Home for 11.5 years; I enjoy my position here. I am always taking on new challenges. I manage the processing of Sales Invoice, Purchase orders, Receiving and Inventory Control for all 4 stores under Southern Heritage Home. I help display our Hooker Outlet, which I really enjoy, it is nice to get out of your office and just design!!   

Outside of work, I enjoy crafting, decorating, and spending time with my family and soon to be grandson!


Liz Lail

Office System Specialist

My name is Liz Lail, and I am the Office System Specialist. I have been with the company for 6.5 years. My job is to handle stock damage control, working closely with our vendors, and IT work. I review Manufacturer Order Acknowledgements to ensure our products are ordered correctly and address our shipping and supply needs. I work to assist the Office Manager with handling inventory control for all our showrooms and warehouse as well as product placement in our Hooker Showroom. I also take care of maintaining the products on our websites. 

Outside of work I live on a farm raising bottle calves. I enjoy traveling, crafting and spending time with my family. 


Bill Richards

Warehouse Manager
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