by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Spark Photography

For Shon and Heather Boney, moving to the community of Santaluz in 2009 was truly something to celebrate. “We left San Diego in 2002 to start up our company [Sprouts Farmers Market] in Arizona. Although it was an experience we will never forget, we always knew San Diego would be our final destination. It was so nice to return to our family and childhood friends,” said Heather Boney.

Shon, Heather and their three daughters, Sydney, Brooke and Megan, enjoy the active outdoor lifestyle the 4S Ranch community offers. Staying active, according to Heather, is a “big deal” for their family.

All three Boney girls are involved with a variety of activities, including gymnastics and trampolining. Heather is a former dancer and choreographer and was a stunt woman in the early 90’s. Shon, who is a licensed pilot, enjoys mountain biking, boating and spending time with the family. “Shon is very patient – and with a house filled with females, he has to put up with a lot. Fortunately, three of our pets are male which evens out the playing field a bit,” laughed Heather.

Commitment to Community and Family

The Boney family, starting with Shon’s grandfather, Henry, has been a fixture in San Diego for decades, as the owners of Boney’s, Henry’s and now Sprouts grocery store chains. Each generation of the Boney family has taken great pride in being active members of the San Diego community, and Shon, Heather and their daughters are no exception. They are especially involved with supporting Del Norte High School and its programs. In 2011, the Boney family, along with other dedicated parents, helped establish a girls’ gymnastics team at Del Norte. “This year, the varsity team placed second in league and seventh in CIF. Sydney took second in all-around floor. We are quite proud of all the girls,” declared Heather.

Although the Boney family works hard and plays hard, making time to unwind and relax together is a family priority. Heather is quick to point out that the family never misses an episode of American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance. “It is also a family tradition to go to Lake Powell every summer. We’ve been going for 17 years, and it is by far our favorite vacation destination,” stated Heather.

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Names:  Shon and Heather Boney
Residence:  Santaluz
Since:  June 2009
Hometown:  San Diego
Occupation:  Owner and CEO Sprouts Farmers Market
Children:  Sydney (17), Brooke (14), Megan (8)
Pets:  Tucker, Dallas (Yellow Labs)
Sketcher, Roxy (cats)

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