The Sprout Up Team

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Tanya Heravian

Executive Director

tanyaheravian@sproutup.org

Tanya Heravian acts as the visionary leader of the Sprout Up team. She oversees the functioning of Sprout Up headquarters as well as each chapter team, providing one-on-one support to our college student staff to make sure volunteers, kids, and teachers have as enriching an experience as possible. She vets new regions for expansion, and recruits and mentors college student staff to successfully launch, operate, and grow a chapter of Sprout Up in their region.

Dani Ziff

Director of Operations

daniziff@sproutup.org

Dani oversees the functioning of each of our chapters, providing one-on-one support to our college student staff to make sure our volunteers, kids, and teachers have as enriching an experience as possible.

Kiyome Okikawa

Director of Marketing

kiyomeokikawa@sproutup.org

Kiyome Okikawa works to share Sprout Up’s story and mission nation-wide. She is responsible for growing our audiences, so that we can continue to build more sustainable communities from the youngest members of society up.

 

Elizabeth Davidson

Director of Events

elizabethdavidson@sproutup.org

Elizabeth Davidson is in charge of planning Sprout Up’s annual ‘Investing In Our Youth’ Gala & Auction as well as overseeing fundraising events in all chapters. She builds on existing community partnerships while creating new ones to financially sustain our programs state-wide. 

Board Members

  • Bill Werlin
    Outdoor Industry Executive
    & Consultant
  • Melissa Cohen
    General Manager
    Isla Vista Food Co-op
  • Jason Raley
    Education Professor
    UC Santa Barbara
  • Laura Francis
    Education Coordinator
    NOAA
  • Mark Allen
    Former Advertising Executive
    One World Communications
  • Dan Fontaine
    Executive Director
    Wilderness Youth Project
  • Nick Allen
    Co-founder
    Sprout Up

Chapter Directors

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