Our Team

Project Schoolhouse has a hard working talented team in both Nicaragua and the US

USA Team

Selina Serna

Executive Director

Selina brings a graceful yet firm, quiet accountability to Project Schoolhouse. Her role as Vice President and Treasurer for the Board as well as Executive Director for the organization ensures that fundraising meets or exceeds projections and that our project costs fall in line with budgets.

A long-time team member of Whole Foods Market, Selina knows the importance of balancing social good with successful business models. Selina has served as Financial Controller for Whole Foods’s UK expansion, Assistant Controller for US Southwest Region and, most recently, Sr. Coordinator for Growth and Business Development. Selina is a graduate of Rice University.

Thomas Barker

Director of Operations / Founder

Thomas Barker, or ‘Tab’ as he is commonly known, founded Project Schoolhouse in 2004. The ideology behind Project Schoolhouse’s approach to development comes from an Economics degree from Carleton College, further work in Argentina on a Fulbright Grant, followed by many years abroad traveling and studying. Always working to minimize outside impacts while leveraging local initiative and knowledge, Tab works to turn scarce resources into sustainable development projects.

Nicaragua Team


Maria Ines Bracamonte

Nicaragua Operations Coordinator


Manuel Selva Garcia

Head of Construction


Jairo Bracamonte



Mario Sepulveda