Tristan was born and raised on the island of Roatan, his family came to the island of Utila (West of Roatan) four generations ago.
Tristan grew up enjoying and appreciating the island life. In his early 20’s, he began working with his family’s company (Island Properties) selling real estate to clients from all over the world.
One day on the beach, Tristan asked Jesus Christ to forgive him of his sins and to save his life. He began telling all of his friends and family about his life decision. A few friends asked him to share with them at his house one night. It ended up being four years of twice per week Bible studies.
Soon Tristan and his wife Nicole started "Salvation Kingdom Ministries". They believe in reaching as many people as possible with the Truth and then saving those lives through Jesus Christ. Tristan became the President of the Roatan Pastor’s association in 2014 until 2017. He lives everyday with excellence for God. Guiding employees, students and business owners to excellence through the teachings in God’s word. Today, Tristan is a very blessed Husband to Nicole and father to three sons Elijah, Caleb and Nathan. Tristan declares the island of Roatan to be a fruitful territory where every inhabitant can prosper and flourish.
Director of Partnerships
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Rodrigo joins the Institute for Excellence after having experienced how devastating poverty can be to many communities and having come to the realization that only a deep and systemic approach can be effective and sustainable in its eradication.
He has previously worked in the financial services industry in Hong Kong and Brazil. He later joined Grupo SolPanamby as a board member with executive rolls in its real estate, media and agriculture operations, leading the creation of multiple business units and playing a key role in developing the group’s strategic plan.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil.