Meet the team of The New Door project

Our goal is to create compounding change in Honduras. How? We want to hit all of the basics of humanity: air, water, food, shelter, clothing. How do you hit the basics? Education. There is no greater vehicle for change than education.


Gregory Pappas

Originally from New England, Greg has been spending as much time as possible in Central America, eating street food and working to find solutions for basic necessities like food, water, and education in Honduras.


Jessica  Cardella

Originally from New Jersey, Jess lived and taught in Honduras for three years where she fell in love with the people, food and culture and witnessed first hand the obstacles children face with regards to receiving an education. Ever since returning to the US, she has focused her time on finding ways to diminish these obstacles.


Lizandro Salgado

Internationally known as "Lalo," this guy builds houses, schools, parks, communities and someday cities. With a foundation in engineering, Lalo went on to study City Planning and Urban Development in Madrid, Spain. Since returning to Honduras in 2014, he has been working on sustainable urban projects around the country.