MEET OUR CO-FOUNDERS
Get to know Megan Kilis and Vicky Lane, who co-founded Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jacksonville Moms Blog) back in 2012.
Born in Jacksonville and raised in New Orleans and Houston, Megan attended college in Knoxville, then worked in Nashville. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for Cajun food and jazz, Texas BBQ, Tennessee football, and everything Music City. She is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community, and all things mom. Having fallen in love with her parents’ hot plumber Mike in 2007, she married him two years later in her parents’ backyard. After their spunky curly-haired charmer Kingsley was born in February 2010, Megan decided not to return to her job. While spending time as a stay-at-home mom, however, she realized that Jacksonville was lacking some important resources for moms–so in August 2012, she asked her friend Vicky to join her in starting Jacksonville Moms Blog, now Jacksonville Mom. Megan loves learning more about her city; connecting with other moms, as well as connecting moms with one another; and discovering new local businesses. As the blog has grown, so has her family: in May 2014, she and Mike welcomed a spirited baby boy named Britton. When she’s not working on Jacksonville Mom, you can find Megan sweating it out with other moms, shooting skeet with Mike, or running around on the beach with her energetic duo!
Vicky is a work-from-home mom who can best be described as a beach girl with a city vibe. She’s lived in Manhattan and Chicago but feels most comfortable with her toes in the sand. You can usually find her at a local yoga studio, on the tennis court, or in the kitchen (Vicky attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, which she is reminded of by her husband every time she orders in). Vicky is also a Flagler College graduate. Her love for St. Augustine began upon setting foot in the Oldest City. After four years, she continued on and started her career in Higher Ed in the Flagler College Admissions Office. She then went on to finish her Masters Degree in Education at UNF in 2007 and worked in Enrollment Services for five years, two of those as University Registrar. Wife to adoring husband John, her love for all things “Mom” began in 2010 when their son Brendan was born. Vicky chose to put her full-time career in higher education on hold to spend time with her new baby, giving her a new respect for motherhood and parenting. In June 2012, John and Vicky welcomed sweet Audrey to the family. Living in North Florida for over 10 years, Vicky has created an amazing circle of Moms who are continuously seeking new ways to enrich their children’s lives in and around Jacksonville, and is proud to be the co-founder of Jacksonville Mom.