Our Team

Jillian Williams

CEO & President

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Reagan was raised in a small town outside of Corpus Christi called Portland, TX. She is the youngest to three older brothers.

She grew up showing goats and lamb through the TAFT 4-H Club. She traveled across Texas to show her animals to locations including, San Patricio County, San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Dallas, and Austin.

In 2013, Reagan graduated a year early from high school. Barely 17, Reagan moved to College Station, TX and attended community college at Blinn. After completing a year and a half of her basics, Reagan was accepted into Texas A&M University. In January 2015, Reagan began studying political science. She soon realized that was not her calling and changed her major to Agribusiness in January 2016. May 12, 2017 Reagan graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agribusiness. Following graduation, Reagan accepted a job offer as an insurance agent for Texas Farm Bureau.

Reagan Smith

Vice President

Dallas McKaughan

Treasurer

Dallas grew up in Odem, Texas and graduated from Sinton High School. From there, she went off to the University of Texas at San Antonio and then moved back to Corpus Christi in 2016 to pursue a nursing degree. She will graduate in 2019 and plans to sit for her RN License immediately after graduation, as she is anxious to begin her career with aspirations of becoming a nurse practitioner. Dallas learned at a young age how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be – having three of her very young friends lose their father who was in his 30’s to cancer. The minute she learned of Jillian’s diagnosis, Dallas was “all in” to help in any way with Jillian’s Leap.  She has been, and continues to help Live n Leap become a success in any way she can.  In 2017, Dallas married her high school sweetheart Matthew and they have made Corpus Christi their home.

Allison Surginer graduated Valedictorian from Sinton High School in 2014, and continued her education at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she studied Business Administration.

During her time at StMU, she participated in many organizations and activities, including Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, St. Mary’s Small Business Institute, and the StMU Values-driven Intrapreneurship course.

During her last year, she and five other classmates created Fireside Innovation with the non-profit co-working space The Impact Guild, a retreat for social entrepreneurs and socially-driven individuals. While working with the organization, Allison fell in love with the non-profit world and began her journey with Live n Leap at the end of February of 2018.

Allison Surginer

Secretary

Kaitlyn Rorer

Leap Executive Chair

Kaitlyn Rorer was born and raised in Sinton, Texas. She recently graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Special Education. She loves helping shape the minds of our youth and has a huge passion for children with special needs.

She loves putting my creative mind to use and enjoys arts and crafts, such as wood work, painting, repurposing, and vinyl work. Attending church is a huge part of her life and she is a firm believer that God has a plan for all of us and he will guide you. Kaitlyn feels like God has lead her to help with philanthropic work with Live n Leap. Growing up as one of Jillian’s best friends and watching her leap through cancer made her feel compelled to do all she could to make this vision a reality.

Kaitlyn married her high school sweet heart and has started her dream job. The next step in life for her is to help others leap through life.

Krystal’s zest for life and philanthropy is a direct result from watching her Grandmother and Grandfather selflessly devote their time volunteering at their local thrift stores, church outreach, playing two church services for their local nursing homes and taking home baked goods to local charities.

People say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as she has helped volunteer her whole life with her parents through their church. This desire continued through college at Texas A&M where she went on a mission trip to Monterrey with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Her and her husband, Joshua White, are driven by passion and have built a reputation of thinking outside of the box to put together inaugural events to create new and unexplored revenue streams for local charities in the Coastal Bend.

Krystal began her career in the Eagle Ford Shale in 2013 working for Wood Group and knew she had found her niche as she still works in the energy industry today. In less than a year, she acquired several million-dollar accounts by working with customers internally to create strong partnerships and by providing them with collaborative opportunities, with Wood Group’s sister companies to build a strong foundation for their business needs.

It was in this industry where she found her passion to help raise awareness, financial support, and volunteering of her time. She coordinated her companies’ first Share A Meal with her local Ronald McDonald House Charities. It was at that event where her love for RMDH grew and she started their first Fishing Tournament and Precision Rifle Competition Fundraisers.

Krystal and Josh desire to leave a legacy of love and compassion behind as they feel it is the fabric of life and their social responsibility. They have two beautiful children Oliver and Scarlet who share their same desires to be strong advocates and pay it forward!

Krystal White

PR & Development