Our board


We are currently seeking a new Chairperson for our Board - click here to find out more about the application process!


Public Officer & Treasurer - Alexandra Seager

Alexandra ventured to Tasmania from the UK with her husband about six years ago, and now loves to call this island her home.  Alexandra is the Manager Financial and Management Accounting at TasWater and brings to Sprout her valued skills in this area to ensure the organisation remains on track and viable into the long term.  Alex is keen to do as much growing as possible at her home in Kingston, keeps heritage chickens and even owned a goat, until it ate everything!

Secretary - Mark Massie

Following a 30 year career in the Navy Mark retired to the Huon Valley and established Aurora Farm, a Dorper sheep farm near Geeveston with his wife, Deanne. Mark participated in the Sprout Producer Program in 2016 gaining valuable knowledge and thoroughly enjoying the year long scholarship. His participation in the SPP highlighted the benefits that Sprout is able to provide to small producers and the community as a whole within Tasmania and he is keen to ensure that others are able to likewise benefit.

Board member - Jorja Callow

Jorja is also quite new to Tasmania from growing up in the arid lands of South Australia. She brings qualifications and nearly a decade experience in Permaculture, after working on a well known certified organic and permaculture property in South Aus she continued growing and learning in sub-tropics of Northern New South Wales, creating Henskull Permaculture – a grass roots educational, consulting and design business. Here in Hobart, Jorja is the Garden Manager of the biodynamic kitchen garden at Stefano Lubiana Wines Osteria. Jorja, along with her husband, two dogs and an array of chickens have recently started setting their radical homesteading roots on 2.5 acres north of Hobart. Jorja brings a passion for local food, food security, seed sovereignty and respect for the traditional custodians of this land - past, present, and future!

Tony Scherer, Co-Founder of Sprout also sits on the Board as President.


We would like to thank our past Board Members, who have contributed to where Sprout is today from our inception in 2011:

Alice Percy

Ian Locke

Tanya Dalton

Natalia Urosevic

Luke Burgess

Nick Haddow

Emma Terry

Joanne Smith

Courtney Drew

Cameron Johns

Amanda Woollams

Hannah Martin

Rob Batten

Deanne de Leeuw

Genevieve Koning

Simon Stubbs

Alistair Primrose

Michaela Lamprey