Learn more about the local moms behind the Jacksonville Beach Moms website.

About Jacksonville Beach Moms

Jacksonville Beach Moms is a local founded, locally focused digital media resource dedicated to bringing you the best of Jacksonville & Jacksonville Beach for families. We’ve got you covered with events, local happenings, family friendly venues and so much more! We are a Jacksonville Beach start up with strong roots in our community. We are not part of a national affiliate or franchise.

Our mission is to show off everything we love about Jacksonville & Jacksonville Beach by providing a free guide for parents and caregivers. We promote locally owned businesses, programs, events and schools to keep families informed about everything going on in Jacksonville.

Where to Find Us

Meet the Jacksonville Beach Moms Team

Shannon Beckham {Owner & Content Manager}

Shannon Beckham Jacksonville Beach Moms

Shannon is a former Special Education teacher, turned stay at home mom that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her family travel adventures at The Beckham Project and hosts the podcast, Jacksonville Momcast, where she chats with Jacksonville moms about motherhood and more in the 904.

Melody Coarsey {Writer}

Melody is a graduate of Jacksonville University. She married a Jax Beach resident, moved away for 12 years, then returned to the area in 2016. Together they have two girls. Melody works as owner/photographer of Melody Coarsey Photography, she loves yoga, family, traveling, dining with a view and the ocean.

Jillian Gishler {Writer}

Jillian is a New Englander at heart. Born in Jacksonville Beach, she grew up in Massachusetts but was beckoned back to Florida for a Disney World Internship. She returned to the beach in 2005 after graduating from Florida State. Ten years ago she opened her handmade & vintage collective shop, Sew Vicious, in Neptune Beach. Jillian raises chickens, is a passionate gardener, a DIYer, a thrift store junkie, a deal loving mama, and has several inspirational travel journals available on Amazon. She leads her daughters’ Girl Scout Troop, teaches sewing at a local Montessori School, and is a Parents Who Lead Alumni. She loves surprising her husband and daughters with mini-vacations around the Sunshine State.

Callie Knorr {Writer}

Calli Knorr - Jacksonville mom and writer for Jacksonville Beach Moms

Callie is a Northern Virginia native, Sunshine Park regular, mom of a toddler and four-legged pre-teen, and golf wife to her husband who is the house favorite. They moved to Jacksonville from the DC area in December 2018 and trading the beltway for the beaches was the best decision of their dog’s life. She spends weekdays working in marketing and weekends working as the activity planner in search of the best nap-inducing events. This typically consists of beach in the morning, soccer and splash pad in the second morning, pool after lunch, Target, and golf carting to get Mayday in the evenings. During the moments to herself she’s listening to podcasts, watching Bravo, laughing at Tik Toks, or adding to cart. She prefers her Roundbird iced and my TacoLu “dilla” style. And if you ever want to discuss niche 90s and 2000s references or anything pop culture related, she’s your Jacksonville Beach Mom. Follow Callie for a mix of all the above!

Lindsey Wheaton {Writer}

Lindsey Wheaton

Lindsey has lived in Jacksonville now for over 12 years and is originally from the southeast Georgia area. She is a business and data manager for UF Health Emergency and Trauma services downtown by day, a travel agent, social media influencer, and BLS instructor by night. She is also the mom of three kids, Lily, Logan, and Ruby. She is married to a very talented musician, Cody who plays locally all around in the Bold City Classics and Blue Muse and with the symphony as well. Lindsey started posting on social media about her trips to Disney and beyond on social media in the last few years as a means to document the joy and help others with planning their trips, balancing traveling and motherhood and finding the true magic in it all. As her presence grew she was invited to become a travel agent specializing in Disney and other theme parks because of her expansive knowledge. You can follow Lindsey on Instagram and tiktok as well as request a free travel quote for your trip @magicmomlife or send her an email at [email protected].

Jennifer Jensen {Writer}

Jennifer Jensen, Jacksonville Mom

Jennifer wasn’t born in Jacksonville, but she claims it as her hometown anyways. Originally from Ohio, she moved to Jacksonville when she was only 8 years old, eventually leaving to pursue a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. After living in various places and pursuing a writing and reporting career, she eventually made it back to Jacksonville in 2013 and has been here ever since. She is self-employed as a freelance writer, editor and social media specialist. She is also a mom to two daughters, Chloe and Violet. They love to explore Jacksonville together, especially all the parks and outdoors spaces the city has to offer. You can check out her work and contact her at https://jenniferjensen.journoportfolio.com.

Advertise with Jacksonville Beach Moms

We would love to partner with you to advertise our business to our audience. You can learn more about the different advertising options we offer by visiting our advertising information page.

Internships with Jacksonville Beach Media

We offer paid summer internships to high school and college students with an interest in marketing, social media, or the tourism industry. You can find out more about this opportunity by visiting our internship information page.

Looking for a Guest Post for Your Site?

Our team loves to collaborate with other blogs and we’d welcome the opportunity to guest post on your site. One of our talented writers can craft the perfect content to highlight an aspect of Jacksonville life that fits with your business. Take a look at some of the local brands we’ve worked with in the past.

As Seen On

We love working with other Jacksonville companies and have contributed to TV stations and publications around North Florida to provide quality content for their audience.

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