Eli Sparks

Eli Sparks

Eli Sparks

Curriculum Manager & Lead Food Educator

Elisha comes to Local Matters with a background in social service and a dedication to working with youth. Growing up in New York and New Jersey, he moved to Columbus in 2009. Shortly after, he continued his involvement with social service work via employment with learning centers throughout Columbus, most recently at Livingston Elementary School, where he helped to create and facilitate after school and summer programming for children. Elisha is an avid gardener and loves to spend time with his wife Tara enjoying Ohio’s natural beauty in Metro Parks and beyond.

As a Food Educator, he merges his love of the natural world with his passion for teaching by facilitating engagement with the earth through nutritious food.

Education: Ohio Dominican University

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