Founder & Designer
One of Jo Alcorn’s most fulfilling adventure had been having the opportunity to design her own signature furniture collection. This endeavor quickly blossomed into a complete home product line that now includes: pillows, bedding, lighting, wallpaper and a newly launched charitable pet collection aptly named PET LOVE 4 CHARITY.
With over 15 years experiences as a celebrity interior and home product designer, expert instructor, corporate ambassador, and TV personality, Jo had created a fabulous fan following. To add to credentials, she is a style editor & writer for multiple publications and blogs, a public speaker, and a avid animal environmental advocate.
Jo’s passion for design has been showcased on HGTV, Discovery Channel, Marilyn Denis, CBC’s Steven & Chris, CityTV, BT, CHCH, Global Morning and Noon, Rogers Stations, CP24 and more. Along with multiple global design publications and blogs.
She is the designer face of HGTV’s 2014 Critical Listing and is creatively showcasing her abilities on four seasons of HGTV’s biggest success Home To Win.
Brand & Sales Director
Having a bachelors degree in Business, followed by completing her MBA, Pet Love has had the privilege to have Vivian as our Brand & Sales Director. Not only is she hard working and great at her job, but is a super Mom of 3! Vivian and her husband have travelled all around the globe to gain not only great experiences, but learn a lot about different pet charities. This has helped out the Pet Love team with our values, goals and ideas to be successful in every angle.
Interior design is something that Vivian loves to pursue as well and gives Alcorn Home a great touch!
Marketing & Social Media
Marina is a Marketing student whose passion is communication, arts and design! Communication plays as huge part of her daily life, and it is something she intends to pursue and continue to work with, together with design, throughout the rest of her career. She finds it easy and exiting connecting with people and engaging with those around her. Since she was young, arts has played a huge role in her life and it has continued to be a very big influence daily, as she can always be found in art and design festivals, local artists expositions and more. When it comes to the marketing world, Marina loves the creative part of the marketing industry, she loves coming up with new ideas and creative ways to market a new product. Working at Alcorn Home allows her to apply her knowledge into action and work for a company that she greatly admires for its sustainable position.
Having love for animals and having a dog of her own, Kristen's passion in life is to 'drink wine and rescue dogs'. Throughout the Recreation and Leisure Management Course, Post-grad Event Management program and past work experiences, she has had the opportunity to develop her skills and knowledge in the industrious world of events. Being part of such a high-energy field/industry, and moving at a fast pace, has taken Kristen from Australia's Gold Coast, to the snow capped mountains of Canada's most prolific ski resort at Whistler/Blackcomb, and back home to the Greater Toronto Area, at one of the nations top golf courses; Glen Abbey, host of the Canadian Open. With her previous work experiences, she was motivated to begin her own dog care service, 'Give me Paw,' which is based on one-on-one dog care. Kristen's experience in the service industry both at home and abroad, along with her love for animals makes Kristen a valuable member of our team.
Production & Operations Director
Gabor has spent his entire career in the manufacturing field. Most of his experiences revolve around the soft good industry. Where he specialized in bringing new and innovative product lines to the market. He has a true passion for taking an idea and making it reality. He has successfully launched hundreds of new product lines to major retailers in the last 25 years. He has worked with some of Canada’s most well known brands, independent retailers, and National retailers. He has over 20 years of experience manufacturing soft goods.
Ching Tan has always had an eye for design, whether it be in her fashion or in her own home. Working in the custom stone and cabinetry business since 2011, she found her passion in making homes beautiful and functional. This is what motivated her to pursue a career as an Interior Decorator. In order for Ching to fulfill her passion, she attended Humber College majored in Interior Decorating. She is now official, a certified Interior Decorator. Now, she aspires to leave something special behind in every space she gets the pleasure to work with. Specializing in AutoCAD and SketchUp drawings.
Starting out in the Banking industry, Velvet moved to B.C. in ‘72 to work in inside sales for a steel and metal company. This expanded to a multi-million dollar company from only 3 employees to Velvet managing 60 employees in a short time frame. It was also one of the major construction contributors for the Calgary Saddle Dome. Her talent was also utilized with staff expertise; in organizing yearly conventions for the Union of B.C. Municipalities, dealing with dignitaries of the government. She then moved to Ontario growing a business nationally and selling it in 1999 as one of the most interesting deals in Ontario. She then developed her business skills even further in the Corporate world when she entered the Insurance industry, obtaining her health, OTL license, plus certifications in commercial, plus investments funds. She then moved on to the environmental world spear heading a unique environmental waste removal company. Her love for the environmental movement blossomed, knowing she wanted to do more.