A resident of Mound, Minnesota, teammate Laurie Jo Miller also resides in the same community. Gillispie is the proprietor of Tonka Auto and Marine while serving on the Mound City Council. Her election to city council was considered one of Bleacher Report's 50 Sexiest Moments in Sports for 2011.
In addition, she is the vice president of Westonka Community and Commerce. Gillespie also finds time to work as the Valkyrie marketing manager when she's not playing.