Built by nerds. Used by rescuers.

Our mission is to bring modern technology and tech principles to animal rescue. Here's our story.


Hershey tries to escape the clutches of love

Hershey tries to escape the clutches of love

Rachel Schwartz

Co-FOUNDER
 

Legally an only child, I like to think I was one of 6, having grown up with 2 rescued miniature dachshunds and 3 rescued cats (including an orange one discovered here...yes literally inside this place). At Sparkie I do everything non-technical, from speaking with our clients, to getting new ones, to working with our interns on awesome blog content. I also scoop poop.

 
Again, Hershey tries to escape the cluthes

Again, Hershey tries to escape the cluthes

David Lynch

Co-Founder
 

I've been coding for a while (before it was the "cool" thing to do) and even helped build one of the first radio scanners back in *gulp* the 80s. I love employing the latest technology to bring about social good, and while I'm not as experienced in rescue as our clients, I've talked to a lot of them and like to think I know how to build darn good software for them!

 
Kelly, with only 1 of her dogs in the background (usually they photo-bomb her)

Kelly, with only 1 of her dogs in the background (usually they photo-bomb her)

Kelly Ronnow

consultant/rescue expert/dog mama
 

I have been in animal rescue since I was 6 years old, starting with nursing baby squirrels back to health after they lost their mother. As an adult, I rescue, foster, help with disaster relief, pet sit and do behavior modification for all sorts of animals.  Here at Sparkie I get to share my passion with rescuers and try to help make their lives easier.  With 4 to 14 dogs in my house on any given day, making things easier is a daily goal!

 
Bianca's a digital all-star!

Bianca's a digital all-star!

Bianca De Bono

DIGITAL MARKETING INTERN
 

I stumbled upon Sparkie while looking for an internship after graduating from college in May. An animal lover and rescuer parent myself (to an 11 year old Yorkie named Vinny!) I love working on content that can help animal rescuers as well as measuring digital and social metrics for Sparkie!