Meet The 7Elements Team!

David Addison, Founder


David Addison holds a PhD in Global Sustainability and started 7e over a decade ago while living and studying human security in the Dominican Republic. He loves sharing his knowledge with students and inspiring them to build a healthy, habitable planet and socially conscious ways of life for future generations.

Dave Addison
Nilsa Espinosa
Nilsa was born in the northeastern side of the Dominican republic, just right on the Haitian border in Dajabon. At a very young age started to get involved with different social groups as a volunteer giving orientations about HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and other problems that affected her community.
Started to work for 7 elements in 2021 as a local director and now as an executive director. Nilsa wants to continue growing as a professional and continues with a 7e legacy in the Dominican Republic by helping vulnerable communities, helping those that don’t have access to basic health care, that are affected by human security problems and don’t have a representation in society.

Nilsa Espinosa, Executive Director


Meet our Local Team & Indalo Lodge Staff!

Staff Names (Left to Right):
John, Papine, Rebecca, Morey, and Hansi

This is our maintenance crew at the Indalo Lodge. This group keeps the lodge running smoothly and safely for our students, participants, and staff. They have always been dedicated to the success of our 7e programs. They prioritize the safety and security of our participants. Plus they keep the lodge looking beautiful, green, and a perfect place to experience the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.