Our People

Operations Team

Melinda Davis

District Manager, Massage Envy Division

Having lived in Mississippi most of her life, Melinda joined The Sunray Companies in 2006 as part of the Palm Beach Tan division. During her time with Palm Beach Tan, she helped open the Flowood location and also worked at the Hattiesburg salon while attending the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work. In September 2012, Melinda joined the Massage Envy division and was promoted to General Manager of the Maywood clinic in February 2014. Melinda earned the Massage Envy Top Year-Over-Year Growth Revenue honor in 2014 and was named Sunray Manager of the Year for the Massage Envy division in 2015. Melinda’s continued success with revenue growth and development of her team earned her a promotion to District Manager in August 2017 where she now oversees four Massage Envy clinics.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”

Maya Angelou

Nick Alexander

District Manager, Massage Envy Division

Born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Nick Alexander resides in Gulfport, MS, where he received a degree in Hospitality Management from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Nick began his career as Spa/Salon Supervisor with Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for over four years and Spa/Salon Manager at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for five years. Having been a member of the Massage Envy team since 2013, Nick served as a General Manager at Massage Envy in Gulfport, MS for ashlifive years. In this role, Nick monitored daily staffing levels, performed weekly and biweekly payroll, managed inventory and purchasing, and coached staff on performance goals daily. Nick was named Sunray General Manager of the Year for the Massage Envy division in 2017. In January 2019, Nick was promoted to District Manager of four Massage Envy clinics in our New Orleans market. Nick and his son, Ronan, stay active with baseball and basketball, and Nick serves as pack leader for his son’s Boy Scouts group. During their free time, they enjoy time wakeboarding, visiting the islands along the coast, and riding in their classic car.

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

Rodney Williams

District Manager, Massage Envy Division

Rodney received his Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing degree from Texas A&M University – Texarkana while also working for Dillard’s Department Store. During his 11 years with Dillard’s, Rodney grew with the company holding positions as area sales manager and department manager, buyer, and store manager in Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee. Rodney worked for Footstar as Divisional HR & Training Manager for seven years before finding his calling as a certified massage therapist at the Rising Spirit of Natural Health in Atlanta, GA in 2003. Rodney worked as a personal trainer and massage therapist before joining BethelCana Enterprises as Director of Operations for their Massage Envy clinics in Texas for 13 years. During this time, Rodney developed a love for teaching and training as well as a passion for skincare. He championed esthetics in the Massage Envy system, and Rodney’s clinics in Texas were included as test sites for professional clinical brands Obagi and Jan Marini before being rolled out nationally in Massage Envy clinics across the country. Rodney recently joined Sunray as District Manager for Massage Envy overseeing four clinics in the North Louisiana and Jackson markets. He brings his experience and passion for people, esthetics, skincare and massage therapy to Sunray. Rod never meets a stranger, loves cooking, and enjoys spending time with his family. His favorite place is Costa Rica where he vacations with family.

“Do unto others as you would have them done unto you.”

Matthew 7:12

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

Ashlie Noble

District Manager, Palm Beach Tan Division

As a resident of Mississippi, Ashlie started her Palm Beach Tan career with Sunray as Assistant Manager in 2016 and moved into a General Manager role in 2017. Ashlie and her PBT Flowood team won multiple Blue Chip Awards for 2018, and Ashlie was also named General Manager of the Year for the Sunray Palm Beach Tan division for 2018. In January 2019, Ashlie was promoted to District Manager with Palm Beach Tan and oversees five Jackson-area salons. Ashlie’s strengths lie in training, motivating and keeping a positive team environment. Her creativity inspires her team to have fun while working towards their goals. Ashlie currently lives in in Pearl, MS and strives every day to grow in her leadership skills.

“Positive things happen to positive people.”

Anonymous

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

Susan Wolfe

Director of Sales, The Place at Harbor Crossing

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 Harbor Crossing in April of 2019 as Director of Sales. 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

Bryan Justice

Operations Manager, The Place at Harbour Crossing

Bryan is a Jackson native with 30 years in the catering and hospitality business. He started his catering career in 1990 at the old People’s Café in downtown Jackson. His first catering job was a fundraiser to develop the King Edward Hotel, and he immediately fell in love with the business.

Bryan’s experience with Dennery’s, Western Sizzlin and Cool Water Catering ranged from movie sets, fundraisers, and commercial sets to wedding receptions, Christmas parties and corporate events. Joining The Place as Operations Manager in 2019, Bryan is responsible for all setups for the event venue. He enjoys taking a client’s vision and exceeding their highest expectations.

Bryan has lived in Florence for over 20 years with his husband, Michael, and their fur babies – three dogs and three cats. In his spare time, Bryan loves working in his yard with the spotlight on his bottle tree which is over 80 years old and was featured in Felder Rushing’s book of bottle trees and yard art from around the world.

“He who angers you controls you.”

Elizabeth Kenny