Gayla is active in several small family businesses. She is married to Allen McCulloch and is the mother of two boys. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Farmington, Gayla is a graduate of Farmington High and received a BA in Marketing from New Mexico State University.
Gayla was elected to the Council in 2010, and was appointed as Mayor Pro-Tem in 2015. She currently serves as the Vice Chairman for the New Mexico Racing Commission and chairs the Rules and Race Dates Committee for that commission. She also serves as board member and treasurer for Greenlawn Cemetery, and is the Council liaison for the Public Utility Commission.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening and riding and showing Quarter Horses.