Since 1999, owner and lead designer, Dave Chalek has worked in the field of Horticulture. Dave’s professional experience has included design and installation of ornamental landscapes, backyard edible gardens and romantic sanctuaries, rooftop gardens and urban retreats, farming in desert mountains and also building a farmer’s market styled store with a glass greenhouse and outdoor nursery.

Dave’s vast experience showed him that the quest to beautify our spaces often comes at the expense of our delicate ecosystem. Wanting to solve this problem, Sprout’s business model was born.

Dave is a member of the New York Botanical Gardens, the New York Environmental Group and Greenpeace.

Dave lives on Long Island with his wife and business partner and two rescue dogs.