Connecting Kids

Foster Compassion        Raise Awareness        Celebrate All Abilities 

Elizabeth Medlock, Ed.S.

President/Treasurer/Founder

Elizabeth is mom to three beautiful girls, two who have special needs and disabling conditions.  She was inspired to start Connecting Kids after a visit to her local playground with her youngest daughter Logan, who has cerebral palsy and visual impairment.  Recognizing the social gap that existed between Logan and her peers, she began her mission to find creative ways to bring children of all abilities together and promote awareness and acceptance of differences.  

Bekah Lynn Ryan - Vice President

Bekah Lynn is in her final year of study for physical therapy. She recently served as a grantwriter and fundraiser chair for the South Carolina nonprofit Rein and Shine, which helped children with disabilities heal through therapeutic writing.  As fundraiser chair, she managed all aspects of fundraising, virtual auctions and marketing for the organization.  She was trained under the Orton Gillingham program on using sensory techniques to teach children with dyslexia and learning disabilities.  She is passionate about giving back to her community and sowing into the lives of children with special needs.  

Jennifer Costa - Secretary

Jennifer is mom to four beautiful children, three boys and one girl.  She brings to the team compassionate wisdom, creativity and a heart for positive change along the Emerald Coast.  

David M. Costa, MBA, Owner/Operator - Costa Enterprises

Board of Directors

David brings to Connecting Kids strong business, marketing and public relations knowledge. As a respected member of the community, David has invested time in strengthening business leaders and employers through sound business practices and principles.  The family operated Costa Enterprises currently owns 19 successful McDonald's restaurants in the NW Florida area.  He is an active member of Destiny Worship Center.  

Luke Medlock, MSA

Board of Directors

Luke brings to our team instinctive foresight and strong critical thinking and strategic planning skills.  As a respected leader in the government civilian community, he has been awarded many times for his ability to lead his peers through challenging tasks.    

Paige  Floyd-Hart, Owner - Bright Light Land Title

Board of Directors

Paige is a wife, mother, small-business owner and community activist. After earning a degree in Business Administration, Paige went into the title insurance business full-time, becoming a licensed agent in 2003. She quickly moved up the ranks into a state leadership position, overseeing multi-million dollar operations for Rels Title. In 2014, Paige launched into the role of entrepreneur and small-business owner, creating Bright Light Land Title Company, LLC.  In addition, Paige currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and Okaloosa County Parks and Recreation Citizen’s Advisory Committee.