Our People

Operations Team

Chris Taylor

Senior District Manager, 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. Chris’s consistent execution and operational experience 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

Erin Cousin

District Manager, Massage Envy Division

Erin, a native of New Orleans, LA, joined The Sunray Companies in 2014 as a wellness consultant at the Old Metairie location of Massage Envy. She quickly ascended to the position of Assistant Manager and later advanced to General Manager of the Massage Envy in Kenner, LA. During the summer of 2017, Erin was promoted to District Manager with responsibility over four of our Massage Envy clinics in the Greater New Orleans area. A graduate of Springhill College in Mobile, AL, Erin’s interpersonal skills have enabled her to manage positively and to effectively train and develop her staff. Her attention to detail and focus on setting and achieving goals has proven very successful.

“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

Winston Churchill

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

Angie Tucker

Regional Retail Sales Manager, Massage Envy Division

Angie is a native of Mississippi and joined The Sunray Companies in May of 2015.  She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism.  Angie has 20 years of experience in retail sales as well as 6 years in hotel/restaurant management.  Her enthusiasm and infectious positive attitude is the engine behind the rapid retail sales growth of the Massage Envy Division.

“I attribute my success to this:¬† I never gave or took any excuse.”

Florence Nightingale

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

Lauren Green

Senior District Manager, Palm Beach Tan Division

Lauren joined The Sunray Companies as a store General Manager in 2006, opening our Flowood MS Palm Beach Tan, and was promoted to her current position in 2007. Lauren’s focus on the development of her managers, training of staff and her attention to detail have been instrumental in the Palm Beach Tan division receiving numerous national awards. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Marketing. Lauren and her husband, Brandon, started their family with the birth of their son Brody in 2012 and grew their family with the birth of daughter Addie Grace in 2016.

“Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?”

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Vanessa Medina

District Manager, Palm Beach Tan Division

Vanessa became part of The Sunray Companies family in 2013 when she opened Massage Envy of D’Iberville as General Manager. A graduate of Southern Miss, Vanessa quickly made her mark in the company with awards as New Spa of the Year in 2013, Sunray Manager of the Year in 2014 and Massage Envy AFC Manager of the Year Nominee in 2015. When Sunray expanded on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in January 2018, Vanessa was promoted to District Manager of our five new Palm Beach Tan salons in the region. Vanessa lives on the Gulf Coast with her wife, Monica, and two children. She is an animal lover with three dogs and three cats.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Charles Darwin