Our People

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A good company starts with great people

We believe that intellectual capital is critical to providing innovative and creative solutions in every area of our business. We’re passionate about making a measurable impact in everything we do, and understand our employees are the catalyst to making this happen. Empowered employees are part of our company values, and over the years, we have been fortunate to attract the most talented professionals in our industry. Our employees come to PlayCore, and ultimately stay, to build rewarding careers because of our entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to innovation, the opportunity for growth, and the high expectation for excellence. Our people are our most valuable asset – they are skilled performers and problem solvers that believe active lifestyles are the key to happy and healthy communities.

Freenotes Harmony Park

  • Lindsay Richardson Hill

    Lindsay Richardson Hill

    Senior Vice President and Group Manager

    Lindsay Richardson Hill has developed her career in the playground and recreation industry at PlayCore for over 18 years. Her roles have primarily included marketing, product development and sales. She is currently responsible for the management of four brands including Play & Park Structures, BigToys, UltraPlay, and Freenotes Harmony Park. Her team identifies, develops, and launches innovative new products as well as provides sales and service to meet market needs while continuously improving the recreation offerings available to communities. She has an BA in Communications and an MA in Marketing. She helps build her community through current and prior volunteer or board positions with the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), The Bright School, Miracle League of Chattanooga, and the Junior League of Chattanooga,.

    Lindsay says, “I enjoy exploring new places through travel and recreational activities. My husband is an avid golfer, and I am continuously learning and developing my golf skills which allows us enjoy time outdoors together on golf courses across the country.”

  • Jesse Taylor

    Jesse Taylor

    Senior Vice President of Finance

    Jesse Taylor joined PlayCore in November, 2009 and is responsible for the oversight of financial activities of several PlayCore brands. Prior to joining the company, Jesse worked as an audit manager for Ernst & Young LLP. Jesse is a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and a member of the AICPA and the TSCPA.

    Jesse greatly enjoys exploring, hiking, and mountain climbing.

  • Kelly Ellington

    Kelly Ellington

    Director of Marketing and Product Development

    Kelly Ellington joined PlayCore in April 2021 with 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Operations Management. She is responsible for all key marketing functions of four brands including Play and Park Structures, UltraPlay, Freenotes Harmony Park and Big Toys. She has successfully implemented strategic marketing and communication programs, proposal win strategies and training, cross-selling processes, brand strategy and an architecture to successfully meet business objectives, as well as brand equity development across multiple brands.

    Kelly received her B.A in Communications, with a minor in Sociology. She is an active Board Member of many organizations including Tennessee International Dyslexia Association, Sigma Kappa Alumnae Advisory and Chapter Boards, and most recently rolled off the Board of Chattanooga Kids on the Block where she was an active participant for 11 years, serving as Board President for six of those years.

    In Kelly’s spare time she enjoys all things adventure including sky diving, biplane or hot air balloon rides or flying a navy jet with an aerobatic specialist! Kelly is a proud Mom to five kids of whom she travels often with and enjoys the blessings of life. She let’s her husband tag along too! 

  • Kate Morrison

    Kate Morrison

    Sales and Business Development Manager

    Kate is responsible for driving sales and maximizing revenue opportunities with the Freenotes Harmony Park. She is working to expand their distribution network and continue the global music park movement. Kate has an undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Packaging Science and joined the PlayCore team in April 2013.

Want To Join The Team?

At PlayCore, our mission and values are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees are determined, talented individuals who relish the opportunity to serve, transform lives, and make a difference in communities. If you are looking for a meaningful career, check out the Careers page for current opportunities.