Our People

Operations Team

Stacy Fortenberry Mackmer

District Manager, Palm Beach Tan Division

As a Hattiesburg, MS native, and graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, Stacy has served with the Sunray Companies since 2011. As General Manager of Palm Beach Tan in Hattiesburg, Stacy was ranked #1 sales employee in 2018, had the lowest turnover in the Palm Beach Tan division, and possessed a high capacity for creating a positive culture, team building and excellent customer service. Stacy and her team won many awards for PBT Hattiesburg over the years including multiple Blue Chip Awards, the 2017 Raving Fans Award for Sunray, and Sunray Highest Opportunity Revenue Award for 2018 among others. Stacy was named GM of the Year in 2015 for the Palm Beach Tan division. Stacy also achieved the milestone of first $1 million PBT salon for Sunray when Hattiesburg reached this goal in December 2018. As District Manager since January 2019, Stacy oversees six Palm Beach Tan Salons including Hattiesburg, Picayune and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Stacy currently lives in Ellisville, MS with her husband and 2 children. Stacy loves motorcycle racing where she and her family are involved in woods racing.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Krista Brown

District Manager, Palm Beach Tan

Krista was born and raised in Brandon, Mississippi and now resides in Gluckstadt, Mississippi.

After graduating from Mississippi College with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, Krista worked in retail management for 14 years. Krista’s journey with Sunray began in 2018 as a Manager-in-Training. Since becoming the general manager of Palm Beach Tan at Madison in 2019 and then Flowood in 2020, Krista has experienced much success. She was awarded General Manager of the Year in 2021, countless Palm Beach Tan Blue Chip Awards for her locations, the Record Breaker Award in 2021, and achieved the Diamond One Million Dollar Store award in 2021. In 2022, Krista was promoted to Palm Beach Tan District Manager for the Jackson market.

Krista’s passion is to watch people grow and develop. She loves to see her team flourish with Palm Beach Tan and The Sunray Companies. She enjoys cultivating a team of passionate leaders that are always focused on creating the “wow” experience for our guests and team. Her dad has always been the biggest influence when it came to hard work and dedication. Krista states that she is here today because of all he has taught and instilled in her from a young age. 

Outside of work Krista loves spending time with her family and dog, Bruno. She spends most weekends and time off of work with her nieces and nephew, Colston, Brynn, and Britton.

“Keep your eyes on the stars and feet on the ground.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Alexe’ Chiasson

District Manager, Palm Beach Tan

Alexe’ is a proud Louisiana woman with deep roots in the Acadiana region of the state. A graduate of Acadiana High School, Alexe’ also attended college at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She first joined The Sunray Companies as a front desk associate in our Hotel Division. Alexe’ found her home with our Palm Beach Tan family when she earned a General Manager position at one of our new Lafayette salons in March 2021. With her strengths in sales, leadership and relationships, Alexe’ quickly grew with Sunray and was promoted to Palm Beach Tan District Manager for the Baton Rouge & Lafayette markets in Fall 2022.

Alexe’ loves the passion of dance and expressing herself through the arts. The spirit she shows for crystals reflects in the happiness and well-being she brings to her teams.

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.”

Carl W. Buechner

Ryan Kitchen

District Manager, Hotel Division

Ryan started with Sunray in 2008 at the front desk of Hampton Inn in Hammond while in college where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University. Ryan was promoted to Operations Manager at Hampton Inn in Hammond in 2012 and was promoted to General Manager of Hampton Inn & Suites in Jennings in 2013. Ryan’s strength in creating a positive culture, team building, excellent customer service and strong community relationships resulted in continuous growth each year at his hotel property and eventually earned him another promotion to District Manager for the hotel division in 2017. Ryan serves as Chairman of the Jeff Davis Tourism Board and former President of the Kiwanis Club of Jennings. Ryan and his wife, Grace, have two children, Harper and Colston. Ryan loves competitive sports and is a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.

“Believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things.”

Joe Paterno

Angie Dorman

Revenue Manager, Hotel Division

Angie was born in Charleston, SC and moved every two years as part of a proud Navy family. She served in the United States Coast Guard and later attended Central Carolina Technical College while pursuing a Business Management degree. Angie joined The Sunray Companies in 2016 as Revenue Manager and has been a valuable asset in creating revenue management systems and overseeing revenue opportunities across the hotel division. Angie has volunteered with the Girl Scouts for 10 years and has also served as Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Pike County Service Unit Chair since 2012. She has one daughter who is studying bio-chemistry at Millsaps College.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller

Chris Taylor

Director of Operations, Massage Envy Division

Chris became part of The Sunray Companies’ history when he trained Mr. Harrigill’s first Blockbuster Manager in 1999 while working for another Blockbuster franchisee.  After Blockbuster shuttered its’ operations, Chris formally began his career with The Sunray Companies as Manager when he was recruited to open the Massage Envy Maywood Mart Location in December of 2011. Under his direction, the location achieved the Massage Envy Corporate Million Dollar Club status in 2013. Chris was promoted to District Manager in February of 2014, bringing over 25 years of retail and customer service management experience to the corporate support staff. In late fall 2018, Chris was promoted to Director of Operations for the Massage Envy division. Chris’s consistent execution and operational experience along with his gift for building teams add great value to the Massage Envy division. He graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Mississippi College in 1993.

“Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.”

Vince Lombardi

Beverly Parker

District Manager, Massage Envy Division

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Beverly joined the Sunray team in 2013. Beverly started her time at Sunray as a Massage Envy General Manager of the Hattiesburg clinic during which she received General Manager of the Year and was once again nominated during her time at the Gulfport Massage Envy clinic. Beverly was promoted to a District Manager role in 2020 and has utilized her 20 plus years of experience in retail, development and management to lead four Massage Envy clinics towards growth and success. Beverly loves spending time with family, sewing, traveling, and taking motorcycle trips with her sister.

“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:13

Willye Mae Turner

District Manager, Massage Envy

Born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, Willye Mae attended Delgado Community College after high school and studied personal financing. In 1999, she attended professional real estate and received her state license in 2000.

Willye Mae has over 20 years of management and training experience within the grocery retail industry. She managed large box retailers including Canal Villere, Schweggmanns and Winn Dixie as well as Linens N things and Michael’s. After returning to the grocery scene, Willye Mae accepted a position with Save A Lot as a Regional Trainer/District Manager and was then recruited to Dryades Public Market in 2015 as their CEO until it closed in late 2019. She obtained her health and life insurance license with the state of Louisiana in 2020. In August 2022, Willye Mae was welcomed into the Sunray family as District Manager of the Massage Envy NOLA market.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

Susan Wolfe

Director of Sales, MY SALON Suite

Susan is a Mississippi native and is the first person on either side of her family to graduate from college. Susan is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Master’s in Public Relations. Susan has a marketing communications background with experience in advertising, public relations, and editing and sales for national companies, state associations, and local businesses. Susan joined The Place at Harbour Crossing in April of 2019 as Director of Sales and was then promoted to Director of Sales for MY SALON Suite in Summer 2020. Susan enjoys photography and has a special interest in capturing the beauty of flowers.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Robin Knox

Venue & Sales Manager, The Place

A native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Robin earned her cosmetology license and has worked over five years as a full-time cosmetologist at H2 Barbershop while also balancing attending Jackson State University to earn her bachelors degree. As a cosmetologist, Robin progressed in communication, interpersonal, and record-keeping skills. Planning and organizing both her school and work schedules were vital in her success in both. 

While at Jackson State, Robin worked as a marketing intern for Baz Family Medical Clinic during the summer. Leading marketing campaigns, creating graphic design, networking with business owners, and attending seminars and fairs developed her background in marketing and sales and placed the clinic in front of a broad market that could optimally benefit from the clinic’s medical services.  

Robin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Jackson State University in the Spring of 2022. Robin was a life insurance agent for Primerica Financial Services where she helped families with life insurance coverage while also educating them on the importance of life insurance and investments. Here, Robin used her leadership skills to guide and develop a team by hosting orientation and training.

Robin also served as the volunteer organizer of a community event in the city of Jackson, MS that promoted businesses, showcased local musicians, and highlighted keynote speakers. Her role as the event organizer and leader required her to be responsible for the organization, planning, and coordination of a team of 50 plus people.

Robin joined The Sunray Companies as our Venue & Sales Manager for The Place, our event venue in Ridgeland in January 2023.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou