Welcome to Fun4FirstCoastKids.com! We are the #1 family resource for Jacksonville and the First Coast. We cover all things fun for families throughout Duval County, Nassau County, and northern St. Johns County.
Jacksonville and the First Coast have so much to offer families from festivals to sports programs, from events Downtown to our miles of beaches. Great news for you - we have done all the research so you have updated information and important details listed in one place saving you time so you have more of it to have fun!
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About Katrine Strickland
Katrine Strickland and her husband, Ryan, have called Jacksonville home for the last 14 years, and they know there isn’t a better place to raise their two young children than right here on the First Coast. They love anything outdoors whether it’s biking to nearby playgrounds, taking the standup paddleboards to explore our area’s waterways, or planning an upcoming hike.
Katrine is a marketing and public relations professional and owner of Cerulean Communications, where she helps brands connect with their audiences in meaningful ways through results-driven strategy and content across industries spanning environmental services to automotive. In 2017, she founded Soulments, a memory-capturing and journaling app designed to help parents organize their moments in a private and thoughtful way. Originally from Miami, she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida.
Favorite family-friendly Jacksonville spot: Any big playground where the kids can run around, use their imagination and meet new friends.
Fun fact: Before kids, Ryan and Katrine competed in many triathlons with their last race together being Ironman Wisconsin in 2011, which included a 1.2-mile swim, 1112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run.
About Jezmyn Meide
Jezmyn Meide and her husband, Jonathan, love raising their two young daughters on the First Coast and have called Jacksonville home for many years. Jonathan is a Jacksonville native, and family fun for them means going to the beach, working on their latest arts and crafts projects, and attending sporting events. Go Jags!
Jezmyn was a fourth-grade teacher in Duval County for seven years and worked on the Fun 4 First Coast Kids site before purchasing the company in July 2019 from Terri and Susie, who are Jonathan’s first cousins. Keeping it in the family!
Jezmyn is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and child development from Florida State University and then went on to earn her master’s in elementary education from the University of North Florida.
Favorite family-friendly Jacksonville spot: The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. The girls love the animals and especially enjoy visiting the elephants and feeding the giraffes. Our favorite park is Sunshine Park in Jax Beach.
Fun Fact: Jezmyn actually had 27 foster brothers and sisters growing up, and at age 17, her family adopted her identical twin brothers through the foster care system. The Meides would love to someday foster or adopt right here in Jacksonville.
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