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Melissa Powers

Melissa Powers

Senior Sales Rep

Hello, my name is Melissa. I was born and raised in Texas but have made my home in Mississippi. I have been with UsedVending.com since 2004, and I'm proud of my career here where I enjoy helping others fulfill their dream of being a small business owner. My husband and I have raised 6 children, who are all adults now. I enjoy anything outdoors, spending time with my grandkids, and my 3 dogs: Ziggy, Molly, and Beaux.

Wendy Byrd

Wendy Byrd

Sales Rep

Hi, my name is Wendy Byrd. I was born and raised in South Mississippi. I have been married since 2002 and have 2 children. Other than spending time with my family, I enjoy hunting, playing softball and doing anything outdoors. I worked as a surgical technologist for 5 years then became a stay at home mother.

Now that they are both in school, I decided to go back to work force and have been with UsedVending.com since September of 2015. I enjoy working with others and would like to help you find the right equipment to fit your needs.

Bradley Heath

Bradley Heath

Sales Rep
After 30 years of sales, operations, and project management in the energy sector, I have returned to Mississippi. Although I have lived all over the world, it is great to be home again.

It is also great to be working in a field of equipment sales that I enjoy! I love going to food trucks and carnival food trailers to try the creations that are unique in that atmosphere. It is a great way to try new things and experience different chefs' ideas on the same old, same old.

I hope to use my eclectic world experience to assist customers to get the product that best suits their needs!
Tonya Wages

Tonya Wages

Sales Rep

Hi, I'm Tonya.

I'm a mother of 3 wonderful, but crazy kids. My husband, their father, now watches over us from heaven. We miss him every single day!

Most days, you'll catch us in the pool, or playing one of our many board games. It's always a blast playing, but one of the kids always ends up mad. Haha.

I believe you'll never work a day in your life if you truly love what you do. And it doesn't get any better than helping others to accomplish their dreams. Let me help you make your dream come true!

Ava Trahan

Ava Trahan

Sales Rep
Hi, I’m Ava. I recently moved back home from the Gulf Shores, AL area. It was great to live in a beach town, but there’s no place like home! I’m a 2010 University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate, former restaurant owner, Christian, from small town Louisiana. I am so glad to be part of a team who loves helping others! It’s one of my favorite things to do! When not helping others, I love being outdoors. I love traveling and learning new things. I love meeting new people and making new friends. I enjoy working out, fishing, and also “trying” to garden. I’ve been married almost 10 years now. No kids yet! We have two small dogs, Champ and Zoe. Family means the world to me!
Jill Perry

Jill Perry

Sales Rep
Hi, I'm Jill! I've lived in a bunch of different places, but I currently call Tennessee my home. I am passionate about travel and have spent two years living abroad, and I have a goal of visiting two new places each year! Another thing I really enjoy is trying new foods, new restaurants, and especially new food trucks! My other two passions are reading and cats.
I can't wait to assist you and make your experience with us as amazing as possible!
Angela Martin

Angela Martin

Sales Rep
Hi, I’m Angela Martin. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am a mother and grandmother (Mimi). I moved to Chattanooga, TN for a few years which was wonderful. It allowed me the opportunity to heal inwardly and pursue some of my own dreams. I wrote two books and obtained a ministry degree. I was a former paralegal, so I did a complete 180. I moved back to Louisiana to be near my family. I love adventure, laughing, gardening, working out, singing, and making dreams come true. I would LOVE the opportunity to serve you!
John Harris

John Harris

Sales Rep

Hello, I’m John. I am originally from Memphis, TN but have lived in south Louisiana since 2009. I have been married to my beautiful wife since 2003 and we have 3 wonderful children. I am a 1994 graduate of the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!!) and have spent most of my career in the fields of banking, finance, and sales. In my career, I have acquired a vast amount of knowledge and met many interesting people. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, dining out, playing golf and gardening. It would be my pleasure to use my experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals and make your dreams come true.

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Sales Rep
Hi. I’m Tracy, I was born and raised in Texas but have made my home in Louisiana. My husband and I have been married for thirty-one very busy years! We have five adult children and have added five more through marriage along with six grandchildren (SO FAR!). I love spending time with my family and especially my grandbabies! I am a Christian and have always loved working in a position that allows me to meet and help people! I have found Joy working with the wonderful staff of Used Vending! God Is Good!
Lyla Normand

Lyla Normand

Sales Rep
Kelley Macey

Kelley Macey

Sales Rep
Hi I’m Kelley, a Birmingham soccer mom, recently transplanted into the east TN mountains to learn all about sustainable living and to play joyfully in the dirt! My 2 sons are now starting their own lives and traveling; so I have been staying busy combining my love of artistic healthy eating, hiking, and animals into one truly challenging homestead life.
I have worked as a consultant within the restaurant industry for a decade and get such pleasure helping fellow foodies along their paths, seeking solutions to their business needs. It is my honor to walk with you in growing your mobile business adventure. Please reach out and let me know how I can assist!
Kassadi Bell

Kassadi Bell

Coffee Sales
Phone: 601-273-5469
Lyssa Henderson

Lyssa Henderson

Partner Coordinator
Hi! My name is Lyssa (just like Alyssa, but no “A”). I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but moved to Gulfport, MS in my 20’s. After meeting my husband we moved back to a small town in Louisiana but ultimately ended up making our home in a small town in Mississippi instead. We have 6 kids (3 boys, 3 girls) with our oldest being 19 & our youngest being 4. We also have 4 pitties, 2 rabbits, and most times we have some animal we are saving or nursing back to health so we can release it (think turtles, raccoons, opossums etc). My family and I are Christians and as such we love to help and serve.

I started working for UsedVending at the beginning of 2022, and while I have not been here long yet, I already know that I am working with some of the most genuine, driven, and talented people I have ever met. I am excited to help you grow your business and I look forward to serving you and your business in any way I can!

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
Beth Elliott

Beth Elliott

Sales Manager
Hello there. I’m Beth. I have been a proud resident of South Louisiana since 2005. My partner of eight years and I moved an hour and half away from where I have called home for fifteen years in October of 2021. “The only thing constant in life is change” and we are embracing it. After seven years together we finally tied the knot on October 14, 2022. Between our two sweet face miniature schnauzer fur babies, his three kids, and our two grand kids life stays busy. We are Pops and Honey and loving it. I believe that leadership is a service not a position. I am here to serve our sales team to the best of my ability so that they can do their best to serve you.
Kristy Ripmaster

Kristy Ripmaster

Documents Specialist
Hey, I'm Kristy Ripmaster. Born and raised in D'Iberville, MS; we just moved back in November of 17 from Nashville, TN after being there for 12 years. I've been married since 2008 and have one son who is a big goofball. I guess he gets it from his parents! On the weekends you will find us watching some football (GEAUX SAINTS), on the beach, playing with my pitties and being outside with the family as much as possible. I am so excited to be here and to take care of any and all things that you may need. I look forward to working with you!
Alexia Whitman

Alexia Whitman

Ads Manager
Phone: 601-273-3143

Hi, I'm Alexia. I've been your ads manager here at Usedvending.com since 2007. Need help with or have questions about your listing? I'll be happy to address your needs and concerns. I am a US NAVY Mom and a crazy cat lady. In my spare time I teach hula-hooping for fitness, read classic detective novels, and making gluten-free, healthy recipes. I also enjoy sewing and singing in church choir.

Paula Hardin

Paula Hardin

Customer Service
Phone: 601-273-3154
Hi, I'm Paula, a girl born and raised in New Orleans. I'm married to my soul mate who completes me. I am now a Yaya, and nana to eight grandchildren who have stolen my soul. I'm loud, sassy but that's the Italian, Cajun in me. (lol) Off-grid I'm an author of three books so far. When I need a break from writing, and I get that drive to create, my next venture would be to make primitive dolls. From a young child, my first passion among passions is art. I love charcoal drawing, acrylic, mixed media and oil paintings.

If I'm out and about, I love traveling and trying new restaurants with my hubby.
Sam Jude Gold

Sam Jude Gold

Support Rep

Hi, my name is Jude (Sam). The things I love most in life are hanging with friends, traveling, photography, cooking and spending time with my loved ones.

I think of myself as a mysterious, a little timid and yet outgoing person, although I've also been known to crank jokes when circumstances required.

I've been in the business for years, and I must say, I am having so much fun working and surrounding by great people at this company in which I never really got to do with my previous employment. It made me look forward spending more months and years of work with this company.

Jhienny (geannie) Gray

Jhienny (geannie) Gray

Procurement Manager
Hi, my name is Jhienny (Jeannie) I have been working with UsedVending since 2017.

I am married since 2012 with one child. I am a food lover, I love listening to music, watching movies with my family (action/suspense/comedy/sci-fi/you name it), and it really excites me to travel unexpectedly/without planning, especially going to the beach (which happens always every year).

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - this really describes my experience working with the team, because they're great people. I am more than happy to help as much as I can.
Sharmaine Cruz

Sharmaine Cruz

Ads Specialist
Hi, I'm Sharmaine, and I'm greatly honored and priviledged to be part of this amazing company and work with awesome people. A mother of two adorable boys and a huge fan of Stewie Griffin (Family Guy). My kids, most especially their Dad adores him as well. Music also binds us and we're always excited about our future and we love to talk about our dreams. Let me also help you start achieving your dreams and future goals!
Mark Cruz

Mark Cruz

Ads Specialist
Hi I'm Mark! I am truly grateful to be part of UsedVending, a company that not only realizes the dreams and aspirations of its customers but its employees as well. I love learning and discovering new things and UsedVending gives me that opportunity to become a better version of myself.

Personally, I am not a person who speaks that much but I love spending time with my family and playing with my two boys. I also love riding my bike and wandering out there where the wifi is weak.
Mark Yuzon

Mark Yuzon

Support Rep
Hi, my name is Mark. I am married since 2012 and father of two wonderful children (Son and daughter). What I love to do are playing retro games, which brings back my childhood memories, go on a road trip and hanging out with my family. I have been working with UsedVending.com since August 2020. I’m really blessed to be part of the team and surrounded with amazing people.
Gailynn Sarmiento

Gailynn Sarmiento

Support
Hi, I’m Gailynn! I love watching movies and traveling. Traveling with friends and loved ones made me get closer to them and meet new people. I also make sure that I get to attend mass every Sunday, to thank God for all the blessings and keeping us safe all the time. I am very excited with this new chapter and learn from this amazing team! My goal is to help everyone and help them achieve their goals.
Emric Pineda

Emric Pineda

Support
Hi I'm Emric (Emz)
I love to travel and go to different places, meet new people and experience their cultures especially foods. I love the feeling of exploring new things, because it drives me to push my boundaries. I am also a family oriented person. I'm glad to be a part of this amazing team that helps each other to grow and reach their goals.

I am more than happy to assist you with your needs so let's work together to chase your dreams and I will be your wings!
Rudy Reyna

Rudy Reyna

Ads Support
Phone: 601-651-7999
HI, I'm Rudy. Born in the Dominican Republic raised in Texas. I am a sibling of 2 boys. I Live in Gretna Louisiana. Enjoy reading books, traveling to different countries to experience the unknown. I enjoy taking trips with the family and friends. Seeing that tomorrow is not promised I tend to make the best out of the day and time I have now.
One of my favorite quotes is "live life, like it should be lived." Do what please you, work in the field you enjoy, put time into what makes you happy since happiness comes from within to be shared with others, not from outside in.
I work with a team of outstanding talent. We are more than agents to this company we are a family. I clearly see how well every member looks out for the other, the way we all communicate to make sure the customer is taking care of from the first phone call to the last email, all in sync. The completeness I feel when I help someone resolve a situation they are facing is unexplainable but I believe I am in the right place to put my need to help others to good use. I enjoy working with the team and look forward to many more years to come. We are all here to help you have a smooth and memorable experience.
Chris Rogero

Chris Rogero

Support Rep
Hey there! Chris here— 22, breadwinner of the family. Im an indoor-type of person. Love spending time with family, reading and more Netflix (FRIENDS). I cant even remember how many times Ive watched it and memorize most of their lines. I love working out too, eating healthy foods— making sure rona stay away. Travel every once in awhile and I mean beaches, falls and islands.

To be part of this amazing team is such a huge opportunity and honor for me. A company with one goal one mission— making peoples dreams into reality. What could possibly more satisfying than helping someone achieve their goals. Be with us and we are more than happy to assist you.
Don Culala

Don Culala

Ads Specialist
Hello there, I'm Don. Married to a loving wife and blessed with a wonderful daughter. I'm a big fan of DIYs as I like to keep my hands busy. I enjoy hanging out with family and friends.

I'm grateful to be here and working alongside amazing people and I look forward to be working with you as well to help you make your dreams into reality!
Lewell Singian

Lewell Singian

Editor
Hi, my name is Lewell. I believe that outgoing, adventurous, and full of positivity best describe me.

I am fond of reading historical books and watching various documentaries.
I also love to travel with my loved ones and I’m a food enthusiast.
In my spare time, I love to play basketball and listen to music
like Instrumental, Rnb, Pop, and Classic.

I am deeply grateful to be part of the UsedVending team. Looking forward to be working with you!
Melinda Tyson

Melinda Tyson

Partner Coordinator
Phone: 601-651-3910

Hi. I’m Melinda, born and raised in South Mississippi. I survived raising two daughters and now have two granddaughters. Our daughters are amazing. Our oldest lives on her own with her two children and our youngest still lives at home. I was born the oldest and only girl of three children. I was and always will be a Daddy’s girl; however, my Mama is a saint. This year I celebrate 25 years of marriage. On our weekends, we care for our two granddaughters. We don’t have much downtime. I am excited and looking forward to this chapter of my life!

Katie Copeland

Katie Copeland

Customer Service
Hi, I'm Katie. Born and raised in south Mississippi, I recently moved back home after spending eight years in Birmingham as a project manager in the automotive industry. I have a spirited 4-year-old daughter who keeps me on my toes. We enjoy days at the beach and both love animals and nature. I am customer service driven at heart and am so happy to be a part of UsedVending. I can't wait to work with you on making your dream a reality!
Caitie Russell

Caitie Russell

Customer Service
Hi, my name is Caitie! I was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2006. I am the proud mom of two children, my oldest is my son and youngest is my daughter. I stay very involved in all their activities, I am that loud crazy mom yelling "that's my baby" in any crowd. I am the PTO President and the Parent Advocate for the Marching Band Association at the local High School. I also have two Huskies that I am nuts about and spend most of my free time spoiling them rotten. I love staying busy but also enjoy lazy weekends by the pool with my family. I am very excited to help make your dreams come true!
Brittany Breaux

Brittany Breaux

Customer Service
Hello, I’m Brittany. I am a mother of three crazy amazing children and a wife to my best friend of 14 years. I have a dog named Ruckus, who I spoil rotten and a cat named Leah, who I have had since I was 15 years old. I recently decided to go back to school and am currently a student at Purdue University. I enjoy reading, history and learning about new things and people, but what I love most in the world is making people smile and laugh. I am a huge believer in Empathy, Kindness, and Gratitude. When someone has an interaction with me via phone or face-to-face, I want them to feel better than they did before the interaction. Sometimes just a kind word, a boost of encouragement, or an ear to listen can change a person’s whole day. I hope I can do what I love most in the world for you!
April Hurd

April Hurd

Accounting
Phone: 601-897-4216

Hi, I'm April. I was born and raised in south Mississippi. I have been married since 2001 and I'm a mother of four, three of which are boys, so you can not scare me! I have been working for UsedVending.com since 2002! I am the Vending Veteran. I put magical spells on customers with my fairy dust a.k.a. super kindness. I believe in treating people as you wish to be treated. I truly enjoy helping others, always aiming to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible!

Eric Normand

Eric Normand

Founder / President

Hey, I'm Eric! Great to have you here because we love making dreams come true! UsedVending was created out of my own desperation in searching for a career change in 1998 with a backporch prayer that found the path when I had none. I left Lockheed in 1999 a week after my first daughter was born. We have 2 boys and 2 girls now - along with 2 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats, ducks, fish, etc... LOL, my wife won't stop!

We expect and receive nothing but honesty and integrity from our staff which makes business and life easy to love. They are the reason for our success, and you can't imagine how hard they work to protect you, our buyers and sellers.

We've made many friends over the years, and this is our pride & joy... have a look...
https://UsedVending.com/customers

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PO Box 321
Carriere, MS 39426


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