Meet Our Family

Located on St. Simons Island, we're woman-owned and family-operated.  As  the premier toy store of the Golden Isles, we pride ourselves on being your one-stop-shop for toys, games, puzzles and gifts for babies and children.  When you shop with us, you will always interact with an owner (in fact, we have no other employees but family members). 

We truly appreciate you shopping with us!


Welcome to Whippersnappers Toy Store!  I am a former native of Lexington, Kentucky but quickly fell in love with Saint Simons Island and the Golden Isles after vacationing here in 2014.    After moving here in 2015 our first business, Robin’s Nest, opened in 2016.  In 2019, our second business, Georgia Raye’s Toys (aka Whippersnappers) was established in honor of my granddaughter, Georgia Raye.   

In the past, I was the Assistant Manager and helped open the Sesame Street Store’s second location in San Francisco when my son Patrick was a baby.  

Payton (and Georgia Raye)

After earning my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the College of Coastal Georgia, I entered the corporate world.  Shortly after, it was evident that God had bigger plans for me.
I have a beautiful daughter, Georgia Raye, who is the center of my world. We enjoy playing outside, painting and feeding the birds.  Not only does she enjoy assisting me in picking products out for the store, but she also gets to be the “tester” for almost everything.

I take pride in providing the best customer service possible and have an extraordinary passion for selecting high quality products for our customers.  At Whippersnappers, we want everyone to feel like part of our family.


Meet Patrick. A graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia holding a bachelors degree in biological sciences with a focus in biochemistry.He's an active member of F3. A peer-led fitness, fellowship and faith organization focused on leadership.Patrick enjoys coffee, good books and working out.