About the Sponsor: Jason Hughes – UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Jason and his wife Leigh are long-time supporters of Southeastern Guide Dogs and are particularly fond of the programs for veterans.
About the Artist: Zach Gilliland
Zach is a multimedia artist and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After serving in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan during Operation Enduring Freedom, he completed his Studio Art Degree at Newberry College and settled in Sarasota in 2009. Zach is currently the studio technician at New College of Florida.
About the Sculpture:
Private Paws is a yellow lab with a brown nose, wearing an army vest with its name on it. Draped around its neck and back is an American flag. Private Paws stands on a blue box that is covered with gold circle symbols representing different organizations of military.