The Team

Laurie Johnson

​As a child at play, Laurie opened and ran many small businesses in her imagination. On most days, she still feels like she is still playing instead of running a flourishing business.
Laurie is a social media, marketing and innovation strategist with an exceptional track record of getting things done, while making it look easy. At her studio, she manages all marketing, web content, communications, and program development.

Mark Firehammer

Marketing Educator, agency owner, pilates lover having done the polestar teacher training he’s in the best shape of his life. When he is not creating content for Pilates Business Pros, or training business owners to be better marketers, you can find him playing with his cats, making the world’s best beef jerky or hanging out with Katrina, Laurie, Jack and Ethan.

Katrina Hawley

Veteran studio owner, senior Polestar Educator and adjunct staff at the in the Dance Division of the Hartt School at The University of Hartford. When not teaching clients, other teachers or dance students you will find Katrina playing with her cats Uncle Louis and Sadie Grace, hiking, cooking or listening to political podcasts while playing games on her phone.

Katrina Hawley