Meet Your St. Augustine Moms Blog Team
Brandie made her way to Jacksonville via South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She met her Chicago-born husband while in college at Boston University in 2000. After six years of dating, he finally proposed to her in front of a classroom full of students…something they will never forget. They tied the knot in 2007 on Sanibel Island and from then on he decided to give up the cold to live in a place with sunshine and beaches once his training was finished. After six years of teaching, Brandie decided to change career paths and become a stay at home mom to two very energetic and strong willed kids. Her 5-year-old son could eat, sleep and breath all things Lego–especially if it is Batman related! Her 3-year-old daughter is the entertainer of the family and will do anything to put a smile on your face! To help balance the insanity of everyday life, Brandie started training and competing in triathlons last year. To say she isn’t addicted now would be an understatement. When Brandie isn’t spending time with her family or training, she loves to make a trip to the spa with a good book and glass of wine.
Director of Sales
Lindy is a Nashville, Tennessee native, soaking in the beach life with her husband and two adorable kids. A full-time marketing manager for over 10 years, Lindy has spent time working with shopping centers, local and national retail businesses, and planning community events. Upon relocating to her husband’s hometown of Atlantic Beach in 2013, Lindy enjoys a more flexible schedule as a work-from-home mom and retail marketing consultant and helps Jax businesses get in front of local moms as the Director of Sales for Jacksonville Moms Blog and St. Augustine Moms Blog. In her free time, she enjoys exercising with the ladies of Jax Stroller Strength, trips to the beach or park with her kids, eating sweets and the occasional kid-free shopping trip!
Sarah is a North Carolina girl, who moved to St. Augustine to attend Flagler College and has been here since. A former preschool teacher, she is now a SAHM mom to her four kids, ages 16, 14, 7, and 2. Sarah and her husband were childhood sweethearts and voted “Cutest Couple” in the 8th grade. Together, they are trying to survive the trials and tribulations of raising two teenagers, a 7-year-old who thinks he’s a teenager, and a total twoche bag. She is a devoted and quite passionate UNC Tar Heel fan who scares her children during basketball season when she yells at her tv. Sarah loves movies, enjoys baking, is quite crafty, and is slightly obsessed with The Avett Brothers. She enjoys traveling with her husband, is a dedicated advocate for equal rights and spends way too much time on Face Crack.
Kristin was born in New Orleans and moved to St. Augustine when she was three years old. She meet her husband at her 18th birthday party and has two adorable children. Kristin has been a SAHM mom since her first daughter was born and has LOVED every minute of it. Both daughters love to play tennis and golf and on the weekends fishing with their daddy. Kristin and her husband are hopeful that their daughters will one day be Lady Gators on either the golf or tennis team. Kristin spends most of her time in PTO meetings and fundraising for her children’s school. On the weekends, you can find her on the beach or the family’s boat in the St. Augustine inlet. Her favorite T.V. shows are Downton Abby and The Walking Dead. When she has time to read, her favorite authors are Sophie Kinsella and Philippa Gregory. Kristin is planning her future in Real Estate and is hopeful to open her own business one day. She also is a consultant for IT WORKS and loves helping people build a healthy lifestyle. Kristin looks forward to being your Mom’s Guide to everything St. Augustine.
Becky is as local as it gets; she was born right here at St. Augustine General Hospital and is 12th generation Minorcan; saltwater and sweet tea are in her blood. She loves the beach, marshlands, and front porch sitting. While her roots run deep, she and her college sweetheart turned husband, Byron, had no problems weighing anchor and moving all around the country after college. She studied Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida and has worked in the TV industry ever since: from local news (Asheville, NC), to reality tv (CA and beyond), to sports (NFL Network, PGA TOUR, Women’s Tennis Association). She loves storytelling, and her career has allowed her to use video as the medium to tell countless stories. While occasionally working on outside projects, she is now mostly focused on her role of SAHM producing the needs of her two daughters; with one still in diapers and the other just entering elementary school there is plenty to do!
Megan Soto moved to St. Augustine in 2007. She is a work at home mom to three rambunctious kiddos. Megan launched Megan Soto Photography in 2014 with a focus on lifestyle and birth photography. She is passionate about all things creative! Megan has a background in working with children on the autism spectrum and loves volunteering in the special needs community and is excited to begin homeschooling in the fall.
Jennifer was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to the Sunshine State to attend the University of Miami (Go Canes!). After graduation, she began a decade-long career in Sports & Event Management in South Florida but decided to move north to St. Augustine and become a SAHM when she and her husband, Keith, were expecting their son. An avid reader and hobby photographer, Jennifer discovered the local running and racing community and hasn’t looked back. She and Keith are enjoying the crazy and rewarding adventure of parenthood with their now seven-year-old and a grumble of pugs. The family can be found exploring local sights and attractions, trying new restaurants and toeing the start line of local races. Jennifer owns the blog Runs With Pugs and works part-time in the run specialty field.
Madison is a Florida girl living in St. Johns with her husband and twin 4-year-olds. She loves her family, yoga, real/local food, nature, and music. You could call her a modern-day hippie (she would totally love that). As a stay at home mom, she and her kids enjoy time outdoors, crafting, reading, and having dance parties. At the end of most days, you can find her listening to podcasts and eating dark chocolate.
Amy grew up in the charming town of Amelia Island where she spent excessive amounts of time at the beach. She recently moved to St. Augustine with her husband and two little boys (4 and 1). She often drives race cars at Publix and is an expert at tying Superman capes and kissing boo-boos. Amy has a degree in Psychology and has worked in various positions helping children with special needs. In her spare time, you can find her listening to Pandora, drinking coffee, and working on her latest DIY project. She also has a love for all things vintage and shares all of her frugal finds on her blog, Vintage & Grace.
Beth Toy balances a bustling household of two teenagers and a preschooler while forging a career as one of the top employee benefits specialists in Northeast Florida. With one kid on the way to College and one on the way to kindergarten, she bumps and bounces through life with laughter, grace, and wisdom. Her heart is full of passion for serving others and her community. She is a Young Life leader, Vice President of Athletic Booster Club where her kiddos attend school, and a member of the Fund Development Committee for EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. She loves all things outside and beach. A home-cooked meal at her dining room table with her family is her proudest moment of any busy week.
Lisa was born on the gulf coast of Florida and grew up in the suburbs of NYC. She found her way back to the sunshine state as a student at Flagler College, where she studied elementary education and youth ministry. She fell in love with this quaint little gem of a city and decided to stick around when she graduated in 2008. Lisa was an elementary school teacher in the St. Johns County School District for seven years, and she currently teaches yoga part-time (including Baby + Me Yoga) while staying home with her littles most days. She also volunteers as a children’s church teacher at her home church and helps with a local homeschooling community. Lisa is Mommy to her five-year-old, Jolie, and her two-year-old, Nora. You can always find these spunky Venancio girls having fun together, whether it be strolling the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings in search of honey sticks, splashing at the beach, carousel-ing, biking downtown, picnic-ing at the fort, or bonding over popsicles and coffee. Lisa’s favorite hobbies are yoga and surfing/paddle boarding. She is really excited about supporting local farming, clean eating/cooking, and raising her children to value cultural experiences and a healthy lifestyle. Lisa enjoys nature and being outdoors, and she has a love for adventure and traveling. She adores the oldest city and soaking up the Florida sunshine with her little co-adventurers.
Leah was born in the Wild West of California and raised in the beautiful bluegrass of Kentucky. Leah fell in love with the magic of St Augustine and moved here as a newlywed. She lives with four untamable children, a menagerie of animals and a loving husband. Leah spends most of her time trying to wrangle small beasts as they explore the world, tell her they don’t want what’s for dinner and complain about wearing shoes. Her favorite things are seeing the spark of discovery in little eyes and being creative. Leah isn’t afraid to use coupons and fights against being a perfectionist. She is only funny when she’s not trying to be and never has a comeback. She is the person who laughs at every joke and will ramble on for hours about religion and philosophy. Leah loves to help and has a tender heart. She rarely meets someone she doesn’t like. Don’t be afraid to say hello if you see her out and about.
Kayla is a born and raised St Augustine native who couldn’t imagine calling anywhere else home. She graduated from Flagler College in 2010 with a BA in Communication and earned an MBA with an emphasis in marketing by the age of 21. Kayla is the co-owner of Girly-Girl Partea’s, a company that specializes in themed children’s party planning and character events. She’s a former Director of Marketing who now works from home as a freelance social media marketer while raising her daughter. She has a self-proclaimed obsession with crafting and believes glitter makes everything better. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and can often be found at Disney World. Kayla also writes about motherhood on her personal blog, Mommy of a Princess.
Hannah Rae Evans
Determined never to grow up and stop pretending, Hannah, lives with her husband and two children make-believing in forts and going on adventures in the old enchanted city of St. Augustine. Having been born in Key West and raised in the country outside of Gainesville, she is a true Florida native with saltwater in her blood and a heart for southern hospitality. Hannah manages a busy calendar filled with family gatherings, volunteering at her church, and activities with her kids on top of working a full-time job. She is also the author of the children’s book, UnBEARably Bored, which her two little ones inspired. Hannah is truly happy when she is party planning for one of her children’s birthdays, cruising on the boat with her husband, or nerding out over books.
Meagan Nordmann Fowler
Meagan Nordmann Fowler is a freelance digital marketer, social media ninja, and writer for startup companies. A Vanderbilt University graduate, she was a writer and editor for Nashville Arts Magazine, The Tennessean, and 12th & Broad Magazine in Nashville before discovering her passion for all things social media. She longed for a baby for many, many years and after moving to St. Augustine, she was finally promoted to mother-status in October 2016 with the arrival of her baby girl, Etta Rose. A visual artist, model and oboist, she celebrates the feminine and tries to find the humor and beauty in all things messy and chaotic. You can find more on her Chapter IV travel blog or on her personally-branded social media accounts with over 25K Followers on Twitter and Instagram (@megnordmann).