Mara is the Founder & CEO of Sprout Pediatric Food Allergy Clinics that aim to serve the growing number of children and their families living with food allergies. Mara was first introduced to food allergies when her oldest daughter, Cooper was just six months old. Cooper is now a rambunctious, thriving four year old - but lives each day avoiding allergens and foods that could possibly contain them. Mara is passionate about helping families and believes stronger families are the bedrock of a stronger society. She sits on the Foundation Board of Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, the Corporate Giving Committee and was a founding member of Children's Council.