Joseph S. 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® Daycare for Dogs, the world's first dog daycare center since 1986.  Joe began his career working as a dog walker and a technician in a large veterinary hospital.  He founded The Sporn Company in 1999, which is centered around the sale of his original Sporn Halter® - the first humane pull control solution endorsed by the ASPCA in their history. 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.  Sales of the original halters and harnesses exceed 20 million units.  So important for the dogs, daycare has become a worldwide industry. According to the APPA® more than 10 million dogs attend daycare each month in the USA alone.

Alphonso Delaney II
Creative 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.

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.

Jennie Yuen Zhu
Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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.

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. 

Grace Wang
International Accounts

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!