Sprouts Board of Directors


Sean Eckard

Starship Technologies, Venice

Sean’s travels around the world have given him a deliciously unique understanding of the diversity of ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques that make up global cuisines. We’re excited to work together and supply a platform for Sean’s interests in cooking to coincide with his career in strategic partnerships. Together, we’re creating even more culinary opportunities for our local communities and businesses.


The Inside Scoop

Why are you interested in cooking/food/education?

I’ve been fortunate enough to gain a deeper understanding of distinct cultures through my journeys and I want to be able to share my knowledge and facilitate opportunities for children and young adults alike to experience new cultures right at home in their own kitchen.

What is one rewarding experience for you at Sprouts?

Those times when a student gets that “ah-hah” moment – when they realize they can create, do, or build anything they put their mind to.

What else should we know about you?

I feel very fortunate to be part of the team and I hope to make a positive impact on the lives of the youth Sprouts community.  I look forward to attending and contributing to future Sprouts cooking camps and programs.

What is the connection between your job and your role at Sprouts?

With Sprouts, it is my purpose to oversee the business side of our diverse community. My focus is on maintaining new and existing relationships with our current partners in order to promote business growth, strengthen community ties, and encourage youth development through positive pathways in the field of Culinary Arts.

Why do you think the work that Sprouts is doing is important?

Youth development programs are the staple of any growing society. Sprouts Cooking Club is a pioneer that not only engages at-risk-youth, but also empowers young minds to take control of their health by encouraging self-sustainability through culinary education.