OSOA Team

Founder/President

Kimberly Felshaw is the Founder/President of Operation Showers of Appreciation (OSOAmil), a non-profit organization that throws baby showers for military expectant families. As President she is responsible for running all facets of the organization. She consults regularly with companies and other non-profits looking to support our military expectant families. Prior to her current position, she entered the United States Marine Corp and served aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

In 2001, Kimberly joined the silent ranks of a military spouse. She endured 2 deployments within the 1st year of her marriage with many more to follow. While Kimberly’s husband was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom Kimberly stayed busy volunteering with the command.

Kimberly was awarded the San Diego Channel 10 News Leadership Award, has been nominated for Volunteer of the Year, was featured in People Magazine on August 16, 2010 for her work with Operation Showers of Appreciation and on April 19, 2012 Kimberly was featured on CNN Headline News Breakthrough Women.

Raised in Norwalk, Ohio, Kimberly currently resides in Bullhead, AZ with her children. Her oldest daughter Allysa Victoria Felshaw along with Kimberly’s unwavering compassion to help others is the driving force behind Operation Showers of Appreciation.

In addition to volunteering with OSOA, Kimberly is a full-time mom to two wonderful children and recent graduate at All Beauty College where she has earned a degree in Cosmetology.

Vice President/Donations & Grants Coordinator
  Courtney Hilborn was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA, where she grew up playing sports and doing volunteer work. She has worked as a civilian contractor to the United States Marine Corps as a Family Readiness Officer and is a military spouse of a combat veteran. She enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, playing with her dogs and helping out non-profit organizations.

Courtney came on board to OSOAmil as our Donations Coordinator and Grants/Sponsorship Coordinator and has since moved up to being Vice President for OSOAmil.  Courtney is very compassionate and dedicated to OSOAmil and seeing it expand to help more and more military expectant moms.

Courtney and her husband have a awesome little boy and girl.

In addition to volunteering with OSOAmil, Courtney works with local military commands in assisting the Family Readiness Officers and is a full-time mommy to two wonderful kids.

 

Treasurer/Logistics Manager/Webmaster

Jason is a combat United States Marine Corps veteran.  He started helping out OSOAmil due to wanting to help military families.  Jason loves spending time with his son, daughter, and wife.

Secretary

Connie Chappeler has a very close heart to OSOAmil as the founder Kimberly Felshaw is her daughter and Kimberly's daughter Allyssa was her first grand-daughter.  When Kimberly decided to give back in honor of her daughter, Connie thought that was the greatest idea.  It was really touching to see a church, reach out to the military families.  Kimberly has a heart of compassion, as does Connie and Connie felt it would be a great idea to help the military families.  Connie can't always be at our military baby showers, that is why our volunteers are so special.  Without our volunteers help, especially Courtney, the organization wouldn't be what it is today.

 

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