Meet the Team
Executive Director/ Founder
Garrett Underwood is the founder/Executive Director of Seed House Project and the owner of Malachi Clothing, a well-known Christian Clothing company in Southern California.
Mr. Underwood graduates at Cal State Northridge with a Kinesiology Degree and also attends Azusa Pacific enrolled in the graduate program for Sociology of Organization Development.
Mr. Underwood is exceptional in leadership development and mentorship. He plays as the outreach coordinator for all of the downtown as well as the program manager for outreach at PATH.
Mr. Underwood oversees all programs within the Seed House Project. His goal is to reinvent the transition for youth to adulthood. Using technology and new innovative ideas to create change within the homelessness in LA.
Dr. Brown is a program coordinator with a strong commitment to serving the community in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. Accomplished and highly respected subject specialist in leadership development, and change management.
Dr. Brown is experienced working with teams within organizations, assisting managers create methods used for developing and implementing strategies to improve organizational processes and achieve overall organizational goals. Dr. Brown has a passion for helping individuals develop as leaders to improve the organizational efficiency through training and development, and by generating methods to cultivate skills to build individual confidence. Dr. Brown also has experience in program and organizational planning with critical thinking, problem-solving and relationship-building expertise.
Dr. Brown has over 10 years of direct Staff Development & Supervision experience working in residential treatment. He is a highly respected team builder and leader whose responsibility is delivering ideal services, resources and programs for clients. Further, Dr. Brown is deeply committed to building a cohesive team through new member orientation and team-building exercises that would help improve the quality of life for clients.
Bea Castillo is the newest team member at the Seed House Project taking over the role of Program Manager. They graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Child and Adolescence Development. They have been specializing in community development and enrichment for 10 years.
Mx. Castillo’s community-building efforts have ranged from environmental justice education to family and youth development services through various nonprofit organizations. They co-founded and sat on the board of one of the first LGBTQIA+ non profits in the Santa Clarita Valley, hosting the first recognized Pride event in the history of the city in 2019. Currently, Bea coordinates programming and education services for homeless clients in SCV’s largest homeless shelter, Bridge to Home.
Bea’s passion lies in helping clients find their voice, creativity and teaching clients how to honor their true authentic selves. Mental health awareness and trauma-informed care are the core tenants in Bea’s intentional practices in community building. Their philosophy on life and their work is, “I am because we are.”
Joshua studied Hospitality Management at the University of Washington during his time in Seattle.
He moved to Malibu in 2018 in order to study Chemical Dependency and Mental health with a focus on the under-served population.
He joined Seed House Project in May of 2020 because of his passion for young adults and those who have grown up under adverse situations.
He is continuing his education within the field and one day hopes to open his own treatment center with a focus on assisting the Native Americans I’m his tribe and the PNW.