Our People

Corporate Support Team

Leasa Hester

Executive Assistant

Leasa began her career with The Sunray Companies in 2001, as the first corporate office employee when the company had 4 units. She has been involved in all aspects of the growth of the company and now, in addition to assisting Mr. Harrigill with day to day operations, she oversees the Human Resources and Payroll functions. Her willingness to evolve with the changing needs of a growing company has been essential to the success of The Sunray Companies.  Leasa and her husband James have six children and 15 grandchildren.

“Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”

Ben Sweetland

Judy Qualls

Recruiting & Retention Manager

Originally from Jackson, MS, Judy has lived in Madison for over 25 years. A graduate of Jackson Preparatory School and Mississippi State University, Judy enjoyed a long and successful career in state government for over 28 years including education. Her strengths are people and relationships. Her path with The Sunray Companies began in December 2022, and she is excited to see where it takes her!

A recent widow, Judy has two beautiful daughters, Kristen and Katie, as well as 2 precious yorkies, Bandit and Baxter.

“How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Winnie the Pooh

Vallie Castle

Marketing Manager

Born and raised in central Mississippi and an Alpha Omega graduate from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Vallie attended The University of Alabama. During her time there, she was active in the Communications and Information Sciences school. Vallie served as treasurer on the Advertising & Public Relations Student Initiative Board and was active in many other organizations. She ultimately earned her bachelor’s degree in Advertising and English after three and a half amazing years.

Out of college, Vallie started a career in retail at a boutique where she quickly gained necessary management experience. Her retail work also involved a great deal of social media, planning, merchandising and graphic design.

Vallie joined Sunray as Marketing Manager in August of 2022. Her current role allows and challenges her to bring creative freedom and new ideas to the table.

Outside of work, Vallie enjoys travelling, being with family and friends, and lots of retail therapy. She currently resides in Jackson, MS and is set to marry her high-school sweetheart in the Fall of 2023.

“We know what we are but not what we might be.”

William Shakespeare

Christie Ulmer

Accounts Payable Manager

A Mississippi native, Christie joined the Sunray team in February 2020 where she is utilizing her 17 plus years of experience in accounting in both payables and receivables. Christie is currently attending Belhaven University and plans to graduate in August with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She will then pursue her Master’s degree at Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Todd, live in Brandon and have been married for ten years with four children and three grandchildren.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Jody Logan

Construction Supervisor

Jody, a native of Yazoo City, was a custom home contractor for 18 years and a member of the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Jody joined The Sunray Companies in August 2004 as a working construction superintendent. His first project was the Palm Beach Center in Ridgeland. In his 13 years with our company, Jody has completed over 20 construction projects including build-outs of our six Palm Beach Tans, 11 of our Massage Envy clinics, renovation of two hotels, and the renovation of our corporate office building in Madison. He also perfected techniques in Uniflex roof coating systems and parking lot sealcoating. Jody currently resides in Brandon and has two sons.

“Keep on keeping on.”