Anna Marelli is a stylist and the owner of Salon Indaco. “I opened Salon Indaco in 2015 which I named after my dad who sadly passed away last summer,” Anna said. “I have won multiple awards, including an international styling competition with Big Sexy Hair and a color competition for Wella at America’s Beauty Show Chicago which was also featured in American Salon Magazine. I have published work in Modern Salon Magazine, including a feature in the “How-To” section of their website and featured color work on Kenra Professional’s Instagram.” In her spare time, Anna loves crafting, learning new things and spending time with her husband, two boys, two dogs and three goats.
Annie Frederick is a cosmetologist and owner of Annie Hall & Company. She graduated from Leon’s in 2016. “I’ve owned my salon for four years; I love the environment my team and I have created together. I enjoy continuously learning new things about my craft. In 2021, I was certified in handtied hair extensions, it’s been such an amazing journey in my career,” said Annie. “I couldn’t have created the business I have without the help and support from my whole family. They’ve all had a hand in who I am and where I am today; I’m very blessed!” When not working, Annie enjoys traveling the world, spending time with her pets and making memories with her friends and family.
Ava Vann is the owner and operator of Sunless Body Spray Tan Studios. In her time in the industry, she has achieved several impressive milestones. She has launched a Sunless Body product line, has been nominated for Yes Weekly’s best in tanning, is a community partner with HPU and will be featured on Fox News’ small business spotlight segment. In her free time, Ava enjoys volunteering with local animal rescues and advocating for homeless pets in the community.
Kierra Brown is the assistant manager of Express Oil and Tire Engineers. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem and has been with Express Oil and Tire Engineers for a number of years. Kierra has worked her way up through the ranks and learned all of the jobs of the business. She received more positive remarks from customers than anyone else in the company. Kierra was promoted to assistant manager late last year and moved to the Robinhood location to ensure they were providing the best customer service possible. In her spare time, Kierra loves to fish, collects Pokémon cards, plays basketball and does crafts such as soy wax candles. Kierra is an animal lover and enjoys spending time with Mellow, her cat.
Kristina Bunting is a REALTOR®️ at Colquitt Realty Group, brokered by eXp Realty. This is her fourth year in real estate as a full-time agent; last year she exceeded her goal of helping 24 people buy or sell residential real estate. She has an associate’s degree from Guilford Technical Community College. Her passion in real estate is to help people achieve their home goals. You can find her 5-star reviews on Google and follow along with her on Instagram or Facebook @kristinabuntingrealtor. In her spare time, Kristina loves spending time with her two sons, Jonah and Cole. They enjoy watching baseball games and playing with their new puppy, Louie. She also loves to travel, read and attend live music events when not at work.
Shellie Coggins is the owner of The Wooden Loft Kernersville, a DIY workshop and boutique. She has a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She began her journey as a small business owner during a world pandemic in July of 2020. “I was laid off from my full-time job as a physical therapist assistant,” said Shellie. “And, although things are slow at times, we are still hanging in there! Business continues to pick up now that more people are discovering our DIY workshop. My love of DIY and being creative is what keeps me going and not giving up! None of my accomplishments would be possible without the love and support of my family. They drive me and support me, even when I don’t believe in myself.”
Stephanie Shoffner is the owner of Lydia Jaynes LLC, a home decor and gift store, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Appalachian State University. Lydia Jaynes LLC won Best Holiday Window Display this past season in Mocksville and has recently been featured offering Five Tips to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring in the latest issue of DavieLife magazine. Stephanie is on the leadership committee for Pearls of Empowerment which is a grant program that supports women and children in Davie County. In her spare time, Stephanie spends time with her seven-year-old whom she calls the apple of her eye! She is also part of a small group in her church of other women boss babes.