About Wicked Awesome Wishes
While we’ve been afforded so many blessings in life, we truly believe that we have a higher purpose: to give back. We desire charitable endeavors with personal interaction, and we appreciate serving with our own two hands.
We created Wicked Awesome Wishes as a means of giving back, setting out to establish a charity like no other. Our non-profit is based on the idea that charity is supposed to support the community and those who need a blessing the most. We’re proud to serve in and make an impact to the communities our businesses stand in.
Real people helped us build our business and our livelihood. It is those people who form the basis of all we do. That’s why we formed Wicked Awesome Wishes to support any individual in need and make their wishes come true, whatever those wishes may be.
WAW is about:
Enabling others to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience or accomplish what they thought they never could
Giving to those who have fallen on hard times
Spreading happiness, joy, and hope to children
What does that look like? We may help a single, widowed mother who can’t afford Christmas presents for her four kids, a graduating senior without the means to afford college tuition, an unemployed veteran in need of rent money. Helping individuals like this directly — handing them assistance with our own two hands — is our passion. No red tape, no hurdles, no middle men.
We believe the best of people, and our mission is to make Wicked Awesome Wishes come true.
Chad & Jenny Johnson
Chad Johnson: Founder
Chad has spent the last decade building multiple successful companies including Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men. His entrepreneurial expertise extends to real estate development, retail coffee operations and sports & entertainment to name a few. Chad’s aggressive marketing campaigns have made the tagline "It's Wicked Awesome" a household saying for his 100+, 23 State, corporate haircut operation. His success with Lady Jane’s is what inspired him to start Wicked Awesome Wishes as vehicle to give back to the communities that have been so good to him, his family and his corporate team.
Alicia Bunch: Board Member
Alicia is the Chief Operating Officer of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men and an advocate of the communities Lady Jane's does business in. Alicia has dedicated almost two decades to helping build Lady Jane's and one of the most important milestones in her journey was being a part of the launch of Wicked Awesome Wishes, Alicia is grateful to be a part of an organization that focuses on giving back.
Stevie Cooper: Board Member
Jenny Johnson: Co-Chair
The wife of Chad Johnson and mother of their three lovely children, Jenny Johnson has a warm place in her heart for unfortunate kids. While family is her priority in life, her passion and caring extends beyond the norm. She feels that success in life is truly achieved when you make a difference and give back to someone less fortunate.
Tim McCollum: Co-Chair
Tim is the President of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men. Tim is also a family man and spends a great deal of time giving back to the community he lives in through coaching and volunteer efforts. Tim feels honored to serve on the Wicked Awesome Wishes board and looks forward to helping families, children , and individuals in need.
Stevie has been inspired to give back since childhood. Raised by a single mom, they spent time volunteering together at their local animal shelter and helping others in their community. She began working for Lady Jane's in 2012 and made a huge impact by becoming one of the top stylists in Wicked Awesome Wish donations raised each year. After moving into a corporate position as a Director of Operations, she has helped lead fundraising campaigns that rank the highest in the company for 3 years straight.
Victoria Franz: Board Member
Victoria came from a family passionate about giving back to their community. Being surrounded by such giving individuals has motivated her to continue this initiative on a larger scale. Victoria started with Lady Jane's in 2015 and quickly felt inspired by all the support Wicked Awesome Wishes has given families nationwide. In her role as a Director for Lady Jane's, she has helped lead fundraising campaigns that produced year-over-year success.
Jesse Dhillon: Board Member
Gabrielle Kingsbury: Board Member
Jesse is a highly dynamic individual who has supported Chad and his business endeavors for the last 8 years. As a second-generation immigrant, Jesse is grateful to be in a position to give back to families and individuals in need. Since joining Wicked Awesome Wishes, Jesse's efforts have positioned our charity to embark on some of our largest initiatives. Jesse looks forward to continuing his contribution to make the world a better place, one wish at a time.
Gabrielle is one of our Directors of Operations at Lady Jane's Haircuts For Men. Helping others has always been an integral part of Gabrielle's life from volunteering in her community to helping with school and church events. She feels very privileged to be a part of this organization so she can continue being a helping hand to others in need.