Friedman & Shields Team
Emily Marek

Emily Marek, Allied ASID

Interior Designer

Emily has been working in the luxury home industry for 8 years. She has been designing luxurious custom homes in the Southwest region of the US. Emily specializes in full remodels, new construction and whole-house furnishings. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with her degree in Interior Design. She has a passion for creating artful and comfortable environments for her clients to enjoy.

Julie Heiland

Julie Heiland, ASID

Interior Designer

NCIDQ Certified

Julie has been working with Friedman and Shields for over 14 years. She has a passion for design and the desire to create spaces that truly reflect and support the people who live in them.

With 25 years of experience, her passion for home design has grown to encompass the entire design and remodeling process from start to finish. Julie has been a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers for 12 years. In 2016 she obtained her general contractors’ license.

Her work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden and Green Living Magazine.

Taylor Singleton

Taylor Singleton, Allied Practitioner, ASID

Design Assistant

Taylor is an Arizona native, who graduated from the Herberger Design Institute, at Arizona State University.

She first joined our team serving in an intern position in 2017 as was promoted to Design Assistant upon graduation.

Taylor loves being in the design world watching styles evolve and become timeless. Her additional interests include traveling, photography, music, modern art and the outdoors.

Sierra Arens

Sierra Arens

Office Manager

Sierra manages all aspects of the business, including billing, procurement and expediting. She has a love for serving others and provides excellent customer service to our valued clients.

Sierra joined our team, after being a retail manager for over 8 years. Born and raised in Arizona, she enthusiastically embraces the world of interior design.

Fred Wortley

Fred Wortley


Fred specializes in custom homes, remodels and additions. He has been working with Friedman & Shields for 10 years. He has held his contractor’s license for over 30 years and has worked in the construction industry for his entire career. Fred approaches each project with a very can-do attitude.