Meet Our Gunslinger Team!
Each and everyone of these people play an important role
in not only the dogs' lives, but also the puppies.
Your future puppy is loved and socialized by many people before reaching you!
Our "team" are also people we consider friends - in our home we are all family.
We have people working at our home from six AM to nine PM.
They watch over and love the dogs and puppies throughout the day (along with us), as well as keep things clean.
OWNER + FOUNDER OF GUNSLINGER TOY AUSSIES
Melinda is the owner and founder of Gunslinger Toy Aussies.
She lives in Benton, MS with her boyfriend, Joey, and his daughter, Reagan. She studied Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University (HAIL STATE!) and is currently working as a Veterinary pharmaceutical developer & regulator, dealing with all the important medical breakthroughs for animal science.
During her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, spending time outdoors, and loving on all of her sweet Aussies!
MISSISSIPPI MANAGER + MEDIA + MARKETING
Whitney is the manager at Gunslinger Toy Aussies in Mississippi. She also handles all of the media and marketing for our business.
Whitney lives in Benton, MS with her husband and 4 children. She attended Belhaven University for Psychology, English, History and Biblical studies. She recently retired as a wedding photographer and has become our own personal photographer here at Gunslinger Toy Aussies! She is also our in-house flight nanny!
Whitney spends most of her time working as Melinda's personal assistant and creating new and exciting changes to grow our business. She gets to love on all of our dogs here at GTA, especially her little Gunslinger Aussie, Dakota ("Kota"), a black bi female Aussie out of our very own Cha Cha and Shadow!
During her downtime, Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, bow fishing, riding horses, and sleeping!
Reagan is our lead Aussie caretaker! She not only takes care of the puppies, but she also tends to all of the animals living on the property, including her dad's two dogs, Diesel and Dixie, and our
sweet cat, Kitty Cat! She is also the owner of two of our future female breeders, LoLo (Brat's Gunslingin' Laugo Alien) and Bay (Lakefront Acres Gunlingin' Bayonet).
Reagan lives in Benton, MS with Joey (her father) and Melinda. She recently graduated from Canton Academy and is now attending her first year of college at Holmes Community College.
Reagan spends most of her time as a student, but works hard to care for the dogs when she is finished with homework. She has been a vital addition to the GTA family! When the rest of our team has gone home, she is still here to pick up the slack when things need to get done.
During her downtime, Reagan enjoys spending time with her boyfriend (Nic), hunting, and spending time outdoors.
Abbey is one of our Aussie Caretakers!
She lives in Canton, MS and recently graduated from Canton Academy. She is now attending her first year of cosmetology school at The Mississippi Institute of Nails, Aesthetics, and Cosmetology in Clinton. She aspires to be a hairstylist.
Abbey spends most of her time as a student, but is one heck of a caretaker when she comes to work at GTA. One of her favorite dogs is her sweet little Bisley (Brat's Gunslingin Bisley Vaquero),
and Bisley love, love, loves Abbey!
During her downtime, Abbey enjoys sleeping, hanging out with friends, and spending time outdoors.
Kaitlin is one of our Aussie Caretakers!
Kaitlin lives in Ridgeland, MS and attends Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she is working to pursue a career in clinical psychology. She plans to specialize in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, working with United States Veterans who experience PTSD.
Kaitlin is an amazing team member here at GTA! She enjoys spending time with all of the Aussies on the ranch. She is a wonderful asset to Gunslinger Toy Aussies, as she has had previous experience working for animal shelters in the past. Her favorite Aussie is our precious Fi (Gunglinger's Fiocchi Scirocco), whom she is
holding in the photo above!
During her downtime, Kaitlin enjoys reading, watching movies and documentaries, and spending time in the gym!
Amy is one of our Aussie Caretakers!
She lives in Vaughan, MS, graduated from Benton Academy, and is the owner & master stylist of The Bus Stop Barber Shop in Yazoo City.
Outside of working in the barber shop and GTA, Amy and her husband, Jeremy, have two daughters and they spend a lot of time on the road with their oldest daughter's travel softball team. They attend Black Jack Baptist Church in Vaughan, MS.
Amy's favorite dog is Mouse. He is our newest and tiniest stud and we just had his first litter with our female, Cali, back in December of 2021.
Macy is the newest member of our Gunslinger Aussie Family here at Gunslinger Ranch! She is a big help to Melinda by doing the minor detail work around the property, running errands, etc. She also just started working as one of our Aussie caretakers.
Macy lives in Yazoo City, Mississippi and attends online classes with
Holmes Community College. She is strongly considering getting a license in cosmetology, but is still deciding. We are proud of her hard work and commitment!
During her downtime, Macy enjoys spending time with her friends and going to eat Mexican food. Her favorite dog is Mo! Mo is one of our older females, and she just loves Macy! Macy also has two other dogs at home. A chihuahua mix and a red heeler!
Sidney is the Aussie manager in Kansas! She has been with Gunslinger Aussies since May of 2018, and has been a huge part of our GTA family.
Sidney lives in Kansas and helps with all of the dogs at our Kansas GTA location. She has also been a huge help in the past by attending dog shows with Melinda.
During her downtime, Sidney enjoys spending time outdoors and spending time with her Labrador Retriever, Beau,
and her Aussies, Tucker & Rico.