Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is governed by our Board of Directors, and operated by our amazing dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are comprised of friends, family, and strangers who have become like family.
Jack Lillard is Sophie and Madigan’s father and co-founder of Sophie and Madigan’s Playground. Jack is the team coordinator for Team SaMP, the organization’s charity endurance and fundraising program.
Jack is an Audit Manager at Cotton & Company LLP, an audit and accounting firm located in Alexandria, VA. Jack has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland University College. Jack is an avid runner that has completed 9 marathons and 45 half marathons.
Becky is one of the organizations founding board members and currently serves as the Treasurer
Becky is Sophie and Madigan’s aunt and was honored to be asked to help in the creation of the organization.
She will never forget being woken up in the middle of the night and being told that the girls were unaccounted for. In the time that has followed, she has developed a deeper appreciation for how important family is and how lucky she was to have had the opportunity to create memories with the girls.
She is committed to helping others play, learn and create memories, through the building of the park as well as our programs and activities. Becky has a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and is excited to use her 10 years of experience in the financial and accounting Industry to help the organization flourish.
Danielle joined the board in June of 2013.
Danielle lives in Brunswick MD where she lives with her husband Larry and 6 children. Danielle met the Lillard family when Sophie was just 2 years old. Her daughter Madison and Sophie were fast friends and they enjoyed lots of fun times together.
Before starting a family, Danielle worked for the Department of Defense. Danielle has also served on the board of directors for the Chromosome 9P Minus Network after her daughter Hayley was diagnosed in 2001.
Jen is a founding member of Sophie and Madigan’s Playground.
Jen met the Lillards through a local mom’s group when her son, Logan was about 1. Sophie was just 10 days older Logan.
Through playground trips and hikes, she had the pleasure of getting to know Sophie and Madigan and their incredibly kind and happy personalities. Jen is honored to be on the board not only to help create an amazing playground for the Frederick community but also for the rewarding programs that the organization brings to the greater community. Helping to ensure that all families have access to unique programs that allow them to play learn and create together!
Jen lives in Middletown MD with her husband Ryan, their kids Logan, Megan and Sean. She is an active volunteer at Monocacy Valley Montessori and has held the role of Governing Council Chair. She received her degree in Business Admin with a minor in Peace and Conflict at Elizabethtown College. She had a career in Training and Development where she focused on organizational change, quality improvement, standard operating procedures, technical writing and facilitating.
Stephanie Tucker joined Sophie and Madigan’s Playground board of trustees in 2016 and brings her years of experience in donor relations from her work with the Bright Focus Foundation. She has an extensive background in sales and customer relations. Having managed two call centers. Her strive for excellent donor communications and relations has helped strengthen our donor and corporate partners.
Stephanie has both served as a volunteer and a liaison between the board and the volunteer committee. She is involved in our Running for Sophie and Madigan team She looks forward to helping us achieve our mission to break ground on the memorial park and to continue the successful play learn create programs and events.
Social Media Director
Echo Morris met & fell in love with the Lillard’s when her oldest, Riley, and their oldest, Morgan, were about a year and a half. While on lots of adventures dubbed the “Mollard” adventures, their families meshed and grew together. Losing the girls was devastating to all of the Morris family and they have been involved in keeping their spirits remembered ever since. Echo has volunteered for SaMP since the beginning in various roles, Co-hosting the Butterfly Gala being one of her very favorites.
Echo lives in Knoxville, MD with her husband, Jeremy & their four boys, Riley, Harrison, Maddox and Dixon. You can find her looking for treasures at any thrift store within a 40 mile radius, dedicating time to helping families as a birth advocate, or pouring over her next outfit to wear to Disney World, unless it’s Sunday then you can find her leading music worship at First Baptist of Brunswick. She is so excited to see the memorial Playground become a reality and see children and families creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Libby Miller is an Outreach Specialist that works with Sophie and Madigan’s Playground to build relationships and source new and exciting ways to share our mission!
Libby holds a BA in Communications and Theater Arts from Mercer University and has worked in the Marketing and HR fields.
Libby is from Atlanta, lived in London, and now calls Frederick home. She has a husband and two kids. Volunteer work with children has always been a passion. In addition to Sophie and Madigan’s Playground, she is also highly involved in her kid’s school, the YMCA of Frederick and all of the kid’s activities! She loves hiking, finding new playgrounds, and traveling with family!
Become a Board Member
Sophie & Madigan’s Playground is always looking to expand our board! If you are interested in helping all kids and their families play learn and create lifelong memories that honor Sophie and Madigan take a minute to fill out our questionnaire to learn more.