Our People

Corporate Support Team

Stephanie Welborn

Accounts Payable Manager

Stephanie is a Mississippi native and joined The Sunray Companies in April of 2016. She is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and she holds a BSBA in Accounting. Stephanie has over fifteen years of accounting experience dealing with various industries including managing her own retail/wholesale company with her husband. Her unique experience as a business owner and extensive background in accounting enhances Sunray’s growing accounting division. Stephanie currently lives in Madison with her husband and her three daughters.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

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

Caitlin Gardner

Marketing Manager

A Mississippi resident since the age of three, Caitlin joined The Sunray Companies in November 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a double concentration in Public Relations and Journalism from Mississippi State University where she held several internship and leadership positions in various organizations. Caitlin has experience in leadership development, retail, journalism, public relations and marketing and her passions lie in empowering and developing people and ideas in creative, innovative ways. She enjoys experiencing new places and things as well as creating photo albums and videos.

“People may not remember what you said or did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Kristin Austin

Payroll and Accounts Payable

Born and residing in Canton, Kristin graduated from Holmes Community College with a liberal arts degree in 1999. Kristin joined The Sunray Companies in 2018 as Operations Assistant with an extensive background over the past 20 years in office and clerical work and now oversees Payroll and Accounts Payable. Kristin has a daughter, Lizzie, and spends her free time hunting, fishing, reading and enjoying her family. She also has two 4-legged children, Jewlz and Kit Kat, that were rescued.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Christie Ulmer

Accounting Clerk

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.”


Jessica Pope

HR Recruiting & Retention Coordinator

Jessica grew up in the Mississippi Delta in Leland, Mississippi. She earned her degree in Communication with a double concentration in Communication Studies and Public Relations from Mississippi State University. Jessica previously worked in customer relations and graphic design and joined the Sunray team in March 2021. Jessica enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and also does photography on the side.

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

Dolly Parton