Our Team

Executive Director

Kathi Haralson

Board of Directors


Kelly Marwill

Vice President

Karlie Ramirez


Teri Andresen


Kat Courson

Board Member

Shannon Brooks

Board Member/ Past President

Suzanne Brown


Board Member

Alison Davidson

Board Member

Bianca Garcia

Board Member

Rami Legha

Board Member

Caroline Moon

Board Member

Mari Robinson

Board Member

Drew Thurman

Keri Walling Pop-Up Birthday Board

Board Member

Keri Walling

Board Member

Roy Wung


Laila Scott

Laila Scott, the founder of Pop-Up Birthday, is a mom of three boys and active community volunteer. With a gift for creating meaningful celebrations, she decided to use her talents and time to create a ministry to celebrate children in foster care. Her guiding mission was to fill a child’s heart with joy during a time of crisis.

In July 2014, she started Pop-Up Birthday by creating her first birthday in a box for a little girl who simply wished for a Frozen birthday party. The idea and joy quickly multiplied, and today, Pop-Up Birthday has celebrated over 5,000 birthdays!

Pop-Up Birthday continues to provide almost 100 birthdays each month to children impacted by the foster care system in Central Texas.