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MEET THE FOUNDER :: Mandy Telleria

Fueled by a passion for people, design, and education, Mandy Telleria founded THE GOOD DEED PROJECT with the belief that one must share their skills and resources for the greater good. What started as a pro-bono initiative has now turned into a thriving community resource which runs as a hub for businesses, skilled-professionals, students & the community at large to give back to those in need. In addition to founding TGDP, Ms. Telleria extends her contributions into the world of academia as an adjunct professor of architecture and design at the College of Southern Nevada –and– is the founding principal of VOI – a single source design studio that provides a wide range of design solutions for a spectrum of project types including those in the hospitality & commercial sectors – which allows her to bring the knowledge and expertise of design and construction needed for community development.



CARON RICHARDSON, born in Alaska and Air Force "brat", traveled all over the U.S. and Europe before settling in Las Vegas in 1978. She has called Southern Nevada home for the last 41 years while building a distinguished and diverse career as a savvy entrepreneur, engineer, and community leader who has proudly contributed to many notable projects in the Valley. Previously on staff with the American Institute of Architects Las Vegas, Caron now devotes time to volunteering with The Good Deed Projects.


DWAYNE ESHENBAUGH, is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a United States Air Force Veteran.  He moved to Las Vegas in 1984 when he was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and has called Las Vegas his home for the past 35 years. Dwayne is the founder and Principal of NOVUS Architecture, an award-winning architecture and design firm, and is the 2019 Las Vegas Chapter President of the American Institute of Architects where his focus the year is Blueprint for Better: Explorations into Affordable Housing and Homelessness.


ALISON KASNER, originally from Chicago, Illinois, will celebrate 50 years of living in Southern Nevada this August. At the age of 14, she found passion in working with students with disabilities. In 2006, she retired from CCSD after an outstanding career as a special education teacher, counselor, central office administrator and special school Principal. Alison is the founder of Our Giving Circle, a women's philanthropic group, and President and Secretary of the Kasner Family Foundation.

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