Meet our Team
Brittani Straub, CEO
The idea for Little Bipsy was born with the arrival of Brittani’s son, Conner, in April 2015. As a first time Mom, she quickly became interested in baby brands and styles that were committed to quality and modern trends. Brittani soon realized her dream and decided to leave behind her career in the dental industry to pursue curating and selling collections of her favorite labels all the while staying at home with her little guy.
Along the way, she embarked on an endless search for a stylish yet practical pair of high-top shoes for her son. She soon realized that this baby shoe style did not exist. Disappointed with the lack of available options, the solution seemed simple — she would take a first go at designing and producing her own shoes. Her goal was to create something unique, comfortable, and supportive of healthy growth and foot development. After several months of research, testing, and retouching, the Little Bipsy High-Top Collection made its debut in January 2017 and quickly sold out in less than two months.
Fast forward to today, Little Bipsy continues to grow and has now launched several different shoe designs as well as a modern line of baby and toddler clothes.
Taylor Gilstrap, VP of Operations
As Little Bipsy’s first official employee, Taylor has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company. She brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail. Taylor has helped Brittani develop a strong group of team members that are dedicated to the achievement of the brand all the while enjoying coming to work every day. She proudly centers her life around her faith and family. Taylor is happily married with a two-year-old son, Nixon, and another boy on the way! Outside of family, church, and work, you will find Taylor enjoying the outdoors. She loves to ride snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and wakeboards. Luckily, her son Nixon has taken a liking to these activities as well! Being adventurous and pushing your comfort zone is something that is incredibly fulfilling for her and she tries to instill that in the people around her.
HayleeMae Jurin, Headquarters Manager
HayleeMae has been with Little Bipsy since 2018. She is instrumental in managing the warehouse and staff to ensure fulfillment and customer service is properly executed. HayleeMae brings a vast background in managing small, family owned businesses which makes her perfect for the Little Bipsy headquarters team. She is a married mother of one and enjoys motor cross.
Holly Mendolia, Edmonds Store Manager
Holly has been with Little Bipsy since 2019. She has been a baby gear specialist for the past five years and loves all things baby. Holly enjoys working with her fun team at the Little Bipsy store and is very passionate about helping customers. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but loves living on the other coast.
Britney Baker, Sales Associate + Fulfillment Specialist
Britney recently joined the growing Little Bipsy team. She often helps customers at the Little Bipsy store in Edmonds as well as fulfils customer orders at headquarters. Britney enjoys taking photos for the Little Bipsy website and would love to take her passion to the next level and start her own wedding photography business.
Megan Burns, Fulfillment Specialist
Megan recently joined the growing Little Bipsy team. Utilizing her customer service background, Megan helps at headquarters with fulfillment and customer issues. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. In her free time, Megan enjoys wine tasting and baking.
Brittany Goldstein, Visual Merchandiser + Fulfillment Specialist
Brittany has been with Little Bipsy since 2018. She is a visual merchandiser at the Edmonds store and helps fulfill online orders at headquarters. She is a mother to two sweet boys and enjoys singing, cooking and practicing yoga. She is passionate about health and nutrition and would love to someday become a nutritional health coach and own her own juice bar.
Haley George, Sales Associate + Baby Gear Expert
Haley has been with Little Bipsy since 2018. She is from Marysville, Washington and loves working at the Edmonds store helping valued customers. Haley is a full-time wife and mother. She enjoys taking her son on new adventures and of course taking his picture in the chaos of it all. In her downtime, she loves to redecorate her home and catch up on her favorite shows.
Julie Hoit, Marketing Manager
Julie recently joined the Little Bipsy team. She is focused on introducing the brand to new customers and growing the business. Julie brings over 16 years of experience in helping small businesses with marketing communications, sales, and ultimately, growth. She enjoys travelling with her family of four and spending time outdoors either downhill skiing or golfing, depending on the season.
Karly McCalmon, Sales Associate + Baby Gear Expert
Karly has been with Little Bipsy since 2018. She enjoys seeing and helping repeat and loyal customers and is passionate about merchandising the Edmonds store. During her free time, she works in the commercial real estate industry.
Rachel Oxnevad, Fulfillment Specialist
Rachel recently joined the growing Little Bipsy team. She helps at headquarters with order fulfillment and customer service. She lives Lake Stevens, WA with her two daughters. Rachel brings an extensive experience of working in a small, family owned business. She loves to travel and in her free time she enjoys making furniture.
Kate Pohland, Sales Associate + Baby Gear Expert
Kate recently joined the growing Little Bipsy team. Currently, she is attending Seattle Pacific University and studying apparel merchandising and business administration. She is passionate about fashion, traveling, playing basketball, and boxing. Kate helps customers at the Little Bipsy Edmonds store. She is thrilled to have gained so much experience working with the Little Bipsy team and feels very grateful to be surrounded by such an empowering group of women.