WASHINGTON CITY—Sunwarrior is a company new to Southern Utah, bringing its modern style of business and health-conscious ethics to its office location in the Coral Canyon area of Washington City. Its mission: illuminate body, mind, and planet through plant-based superfoods and supplements. CEO Russ Crosby and Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Blad have worked hard to create a work environment that reflects the company’s mission.
The office is a hub of activity, used for all aspects of business from distribution to sales and marketing. A healthy lifestyle is encouraged but not required of employees. Members of the office take part in an annual juice cleanse and some participate in marathons and other events in the Southern Utah area.
Vegetarian and vegan-friendly food is available in the kitchen 24/7 and there is a soft rule that meats and sugary foods should be left at home. A full gym, complete with top-of-the-line equipment and an infrared sauna, is available for use at any time. In essence, Sunwarrior is a company that strives for its staff to practice a lifestyle that is reflective of the company mission.
“We understand the need to be authentic as best we can,” Crosby said. “We want to make sure that as a headquarters and an employee base, we ourselves are living that mission.”
The general consensus among the office staff is a resounding love for their jobs. Employees are happy to come to work and to be a part of a group that takes pride in creating their own unique culture, as well as supporting each other on the journey to health.
“The culture is awesome, it’s killer, it’s a great place to work,” sales support assistant Allen Fabbi said. “I’m able to be open with my creativity and my ideas … it’s a great place to grow.”
The positive energy and supportive relationships among workers are highly valued in the office. Employees can stretch their arms with a friendly match of ping pong or get their blood circulating by bouncing on one of the many mini trampolines located throughout the office. Any activity that relieves stress and gets the creative juices flowing is encouraged.
Sunwarrior’s clientele has been growing and expanding at a rapid rate since 2009. It has been recognized in Inc. magazine a handful of times as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. And with over 353,000 likes on Sunwarrior’s Facebook, it’s safe to say that people are getting behind the Sunwarrior mission.
The company also advertises in various health and wellness magazines, helping its product reach international levels. Sunwarrior is currently in over 40 countries and available all over the U.S. at major health food retailers like Whole Foods. Sunwarrior wholesales its products with retail partners all over Utah as well.
“We try to source our ingredients from wherever they’re best grown,” Emerson Carnavale said, “all the ingredients that are not local are then brought into Utah.”
Sunwarrior’s new office grand opening in Coral Canyon was held Nov. 13. In attendance were Washington City Mayor Kenneth Neilson along with other city officials, representatives of various media outlets, friends and family, company partners, and loyal Sunwarrior customers. Visitors were offered a tour of the office, delicious vegan-friendly food and drinks, and various prizes that ranged from yoga mats to supplement packs.
Videocast by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News
A D V E R T O R I A L
- Sunwarrior | Web Store | Facebook |Telephone: 888-540-3667 | Address: 2250 N. Coral Canyon Blvd., Washington, Utah
- The office space is not a retail outlet and products are not available for direct sale at their new address.
- Visit these local retailers to find Sunwarrior products: Complete Nutrition, Dixie Nutrition, GNC, and Real Foods.