JOSEPH SPORN - FOUNDER & PRESIDENT Joseph S. Sporn is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and musician from New York City. He is the proud father of 3 children, and founder of Yuppie Puppy Pet Care, Inc., which was the first dog daycare center in the United States.  Joe began his career working as a dog walker and a technician in a large veterinary hospital.  In 1999, he founded The Sporn Company, which is centered around the sale of his original Sporn® Halter. Since its founding, The Sporn Company has grown into a worldwide enterprise that offers unique, innovative, and patented products for animals all over the world.

JOSEPH SPORN - FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Joseph S. Sporn is an American inventor, entrepreneur, and musician from New York City. He is the proud father of 3 children, and founder of Yuppie Puppy Pet Care, Inc., which was the first dog daycare center in the United States.  Joe began his career working as a dog walker and a technician in a large veterinary hospital.  In 1999, he founded The Sporn Company, which is centered around the sale of his original Sporn® Halter.

Since its founding, The Sporn Company has grown into a worldwide enterprise that offers unique, innovative, and patented products for animals all over the world.

RICHARD GOODRUM - VICE PRESIDENT Native Arkansan with a Heart for NYC, I reside in Fayetteville and work with a great team here that I consider family.  When not with my Pet Peeps, you can find me playing drums with my band (or Joe Sporn!), hanging out with my family, or calling the HOGS.  Along with 4 kids and a beautiful wife, my house is packed with Geno the Boston, Stormy the Heeler Mix, Buddy the Jack Russell, and Mavis and Murphy our two friendly felines.

RICHARD GOODRUM - VICE PRESIDENT

Native Arkansan with a Heart for NYC, I reside in Fayetteville and work with a great team here that I consider family.  When not with my Pet Peeps, you can find me playing drums with my band (or Joe Sporn!), hanging out with my family, or calling the HOGS.  Along with 4 kids and a beautiful wife, my house is packed with Geno the Boston, Stormy the Heeler Mix, Buddy the Jack Russell, and Mavis and Murphy our two friendly felines.

ALPHONSO DELANEY II - ART DIRECTOR Originally from eastern Long Island, I decided to go to Pratt Institute in New York City and never looked back. Surrounding myself with different cultures, backgrounds, foods, sights, (did I mention food?) and everything that being in NYC has to offer was something I couldn't pass up. As a part of the Sporn Company since 2001, I've taken my knowledge and experience (along with all the inspiration my animals and NYC has to offer) and apply it to every aspect of my work.  If I'm not designing, you can probably find me sketching, writing, or grilling out back for the team!

ALPHONSO DELANEY II - ART DIRECTOR

Originally from eastern Long Island, I decided to go to Pratt Institute in New York City and never looked back. Surrounding myself with different cultures, backgrounds, foods, sights, (did I mention food?) and everything that being in NYC has to offer was something I couldn't pass up. As a part of the Sporn Company since 2001, I've taken my knowledge and experience (along with all the inspiration my animals and NYC has to offer) and apply it to every aspect of my work.  If I'm not designing, you can probably find me sketching, writing, or grilling out back for the team!

 
RICK LARSON - NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Husband, proud father of one son-Trace, pet parent of three dogs, three cats; pink "Floyd", “Olive" oil, Remedy, Stella Blue, Rock & Rowe. I am a second generation pet industry veteran.  I grew up working in our family pet store.  I am experienced with retail, manufacturing, import, export and wholesale business within the pet industry. I have a strong background in animal husbandry; specifically marine and freshwater aquatics. Pets are all about LOVE.  Unconditional love; given and received. I truly love what I do and the pets & people I work with!

RICK LARSON - NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Husband, proud father of one son-Trace, pet parent of three dogs, three cats; pink "Floyd", “Olive" oil, Remedy, Stella Blue, Rock & Rowe.

I am a second generation pet industry veteran.  I grew up working in our family pet store.  I am experienced with retail, manufacturing, import, export and wholesale business within the pet industry. I have a strong background in animal husbandry; specifically marine and freshwater aquatics. Pets are all about LOVE.  Unconditional love; given and received. I truly love what I do and the pets & people I work with!

JENNIE YUEN - OFFICE MANAGER / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Hello there! I'm mom to two adorable little dinosaurs named Jaden and Harrison.  Jaden is 3 years old and already acting like a teenage rebel. His baby brother Harrison just turned 5 months and is already "talking" our ears off! We also have a bossy 14 year old Persian cat that thinks he's the head of our household!  When I'm not at work I can be found home chasing these 2 dinosaurs around and making sure they are fed, bathed, clothed and all that good stuff. I grew up in Upstate NY and I now call New York City my home sweet home.

JENNIE YUEN - OFFICE MANAGER / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Hello there! I'm mom to two adorable little dinosaurs named Jaden and Harrison.  Jaden is 3 years old and already acting like a teenage rebel. His baby brother Harrison just turned 5 months and is already "talking" our ears off! We also have a bossy 14 year old Persian cat that thinks he's the head of our household! 

When I'm not at work I can be found home chasing these 2 dinosaurs around and making sure they are fed, bathed, clothed and all that good stuff. I grew up in Upstate NY and I now call New York City my home sweet home.

BRITTNI WILES - PRODUCT & MARKETING MANAGER Born and raised in Arkansas; I’m a lover of all things outdoors, arts and crafts, music festivals, southern fried foods and sweet tea, and of course, animals! I’m a proud pet parent to two Australian Shepherds, Luka and Pippa, a tabby cat who thinks it’s part dog, Stevie, and an aquarium full of Water Dragons. When I’m not in the office working on pet products, I spend most of my time exploring and capturing Mother Nature.

BRITTNI WILES - PRODUCT & MARKETING MANAGER

Born and raised in Arkansas; I’m a lover of all things outdoors, arts and crafts, music festivals, southern fried foods and sweet tea, and of course, animals! I’m a proud pet parent to two Australian Shepherds, Luka and Pippa, a tabby cat who thinks it’s part dog, Stevie, and an aquarium full of Water Dragons. When I’m not in the office working on pet products, I spend most of my time exploring and capturing Mother Nature.

 
CHEN YUE - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT My love with puppies love started from childhood. I enjoyed the time playing with my dog before I came to US for school. That is a strong incentive to join Sporn. I feel very happy to have this great opportunity to be dedicated to pet lovers. Since then, I've been with Sporn for over 6 years and the passion never fades. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and watching movies. I also travel a lot with my family and have really enjoyed the beauty of nature and creation of human beings.

CHEN YUE - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

My love with puppies love started from childhood. I enjoyed the time playing with my dog before I came to US for school. That is a strong incentive to join Sporn. I feel very happy to have this great opportunity to be dedicated to pet lovers. Since then, I've been with Sporn for over 6 years and the passion never fades. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and watching movies. I also travel a lot with my family and have really enjoyed the beauty of nature and creation of human beings.

GRACE WANG - INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Two things I cannot live without -- music and love. That's what I find here at Sporn! Risk loving, adventure seeking and food hunting makes the not so graceful Grace!

GRACE WANG - INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

Two things I cannot live without -- music and love. That's what I find here at Sporn! Risk loving, adventure seeking and food hunting makes the not so graceful Grace!

STEPHEN CLARK - ACCOUNT MANAGER I live to travel. Addicted to PHO and have 2 fur babies Benny & Abel (both mutts).

STEPHEN CLARK - ACCOUNT MANAGER

I live to travel. Addicted to PHO and have 2 fur babies Benny & Abel (both mutts).

 
BROCK GOSSETT - CUSTOMER SERVICE I have three dogs; a Doberman named Arthur, a Doberman / Hound mix named Darby, and a Walker Hound named Cullen. I am very active with our local rescue organizations and take in foster dogs on occasion.  I like spending time outdoors as much as possible digging in my yard planting flowers and such. When I can’t be outdoors I enjoy reading, anything crime & mystery, hanging out with friends and having laughs, and cooking. 

BROCK GOSSETT - CUSTOMER SERVICE

I have three dogs; a Doberman named Arthur, a Doberman / Hound mix named Darby, and a Walker Hound named Cullen. I am very active with our local rescue organizations and take in foster dogs on occasion. 

I like spending time outdoors as much as possible digging in my yard planting flowers and such. When I can’t be outdoors I enjoy reading, anything crime & mystery, hanging out with friends and having laughs, and cooking. 

JENNIFER SKINNER - ACCOUNTING The newest member of the Sporn team and a novice to the pet products industry, accounting for all the dollars and cents is where I come in. I have three wonderful children and two fur kiddos. Since joining the team Zoey and Anna have certainly become the most spoiled members of our household, testing products and occasionally getting to hang out at the office.

JENNIFER SKINNER - ACCOUNTING

The newest member of the Sporn team and a novice to the pet products industry, accounting for all the dollars and cents is where I come in. I have three wonderful children and two fur kiddos. Since joining the team Zoey and Anna have certainly become the most spoiled members of our household, testing products and occasionally getting to hang out at the office.