We had the good fortune of connecting with Katie Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katie, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Almost every woman who is part of Sunny Girl Spray Tan Is a mother, so balancing motherhood and business is really important to us. When I started the business almost 10 years ago, I had one year old twins. I stopped teaching to stay at home with them and starting my own business gave me a way to get out of the house every now and then, but still be a very present mother. It’s really become the element of this business I’m most proud of because every woman who works for this company makes and controls her own schedule, enabling her to work those crucial flexible hours.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Sunny Girl Spray Tan, LLC is a mobile, airbrush spray tanning company that specializes in providing fabulous certified organic spray tans at an affordable price. We have technicians in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Texas, California, Washington State, Ohio, and Kentucky! It started off as one location and grew to be much more. It wasn’t always easy, but it’s always been fun.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Most of our locations are in the Phoenix area and so I think most of ladies would say everyone should hike Camelback and find Mexican food wherever they are! Also, we would of course recommend that folks come and visit in the winter… not summer.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My partner Shannon Walk is one of the most incredible women I know! She’s ride or die and so hard-working. So so thankful for her.