ANDREW JONES - Co-Founder/CEO/President of the Board

Andrew is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran, Author of Healing the Warrior Heart and AZ Veteran's Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2017. 

He served with Fox Co 2/23 as an 0351-Assaultman and deployed to Iraq in '03 with 1st Mar Div. When he returned home he began battling extreme symptoms of PTSD, leading to alcoholism, drug abuse, homelessness, jail time and pressing a gun to his head in 2007.  

He now leads Operation Shockwave in bringing a message of life to a community struggling in the dark. 

CaS Facciponti, MSM MA - Co-founder/Trainer/board member

CaS is an Army Combat Veteran of OEF, where she served as an MP after graduating from the United States Military Academy in '03.  After receiving the rank of Major and being medically discharged from injuries sustained in combat, CaS pursued a career at the Pentagon and then became head of security for the National Basketball Association.  Struggling with a lack of meaningful purpose in her life, she left her career and chose to pursue her passion in continuing to serve the veteran community. 

The Board of Directors

Tim Araiza, Vice President


Marine Corps son and sibling

Christine Payseno, Co-Founder, Treasurer


Air Force Wife, Army Mom

Veteran Leaders (LIONs)

Vince Alonzo


US Marine Corps & US Air Force

James Anderson


US Navy

Mike Montiel


US Army