Maddie’s Footprints Staff
Edie was born and raised in Scott, Louisiana, and graduated from Carencro High School and LSU. She has worked in the non-profit industry for 11 years, with much of that time being spent with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Edie has two grown children, Shelby and Josh, and owns her own trail racing company, Paix Running. When she is not working with Maddie’s or Paix Running, Edie enjoys running in town and on wooded trails. When asked about her transition to Maddie’s, “I am honored to work with such an incredible organization. The passion of the staff and volunteers for our families makes every day meaningful. I am looking forward to being a part of Maddie’s for many years to come, and watching it grow and reach more families in Acadiana area.”
Reecie was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She began her professional career in the employment staffing industry. After spending 10 years in staffing Reecie joined a marketing / advertising firm and from there grew and branched off and started her own design company. With over 10 years experience in marketing she had the opportunity to brand businesses, assist with special events and found a love for event planning. In 2008, Reecie’s family suffered the loss of her precious 2 year old son, Clint, due to an accidental drowning. It was then that her journey changed and she searched to find “Clints Purpose!” Clint was a tissue donor and Reecie jumped in feet first and became involved with LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency). It was through her volunteer efforts that she found a passion for helping people with a similar loss and also found a love for public speaking. Reecie has 8 years experience in dealing with bereaved families and found her hearts passion. Reecie is married to Justin Gilmore and together they have 5 beautiful daughters and one granddaughter!!!!
Abbey was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to Lafayette in 2015 to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were she graduated in Marketing. Abbey started working with Maddie’s Footprints in January 2018 as our marketing intern assisting with events, sponsorship outreach, and much more. During her time as an intern, she found a passion for fulfilling Maddie’s mission and was ready to give more of her time and talent to supporting our organization and the families we serve. Moving from intern to Event/Marketing Coordinator, Abbey is excited for this new role and can’t wait to see where it takes her and the people she will meet along the way!