Our Team

 Carla Perri COO
Carla Perri
Chief of Everything, the buck stops here!
"I am a very happy girl when I am with my family and my animals!"
"I love to create things and watch them grow,"
"I bought my husband his dream tractor for his 50th birthday. I can’t wait to turn 50 so he can take me on my dream trip overseas!"
"I love the gift of wisdom as you get older!"
"My words to live by: Patience, Perseverance, Balance, Listen, Less is More!"
Gretchen Swenson
Sales Manager
I began riding at the age of five and doing the local circuit along with some bigger shows. At 12, I began competing in the “A” circuit in the pony divisions. After my years as a Junior, I began showing the Young Hunters divisions for a local Thoroughbred farm. I hung up my boots for quite a few years after moving out of the area. About two years ago I bought a horse, which led me to my other passion, equine massage. I ride when I have the time, which is not often enough! I have a daughter that will be starting college soon and she also dabbles in horses.
"I live on a farm with 4 horses, 3 dogs and 4 barn cats. You can see my jack Russell is on the cover of the 2017-2018 Perri’s Catalog!"
Tina Mark
Accounts Manager and Customer Service Team Member
"I grew up showing Arabian horses. I still ride when I have time. My two daughters, Becky and Sebrina both ride too. Becky rides for Jonathan Sheppard and is now pursuing her career as an Equine Dentist! My younger daughter, Sebrina, is just starting her rodeo career in the PA High School Rodeo doing barrels and poles, which is a big jump from the Pony Club world she grew up with!"
"We live on a farm with ten horses, four dogs, two cats, a rooster, a goat and a pig!"
"You have seen both my girls on the covers of Perri's Leather Catalogs!"
Ashley Harrell
Marketing Director and Customer Service Team Member
"I caught the horse bug early! I have been riding since I was just 2 years old. I grew up showing in the hunter/jumper circuit, but more recently switched gears and began showing pattern classes in breed shows. Slower is absolutely my way of going now! I also love a good trail ride on Cutter, my Quarter Horse that Tina rescued and then gave me! When I am not riding, I love doing anything outside. Camping, fishing, kayaking... my three dogs Ace, Indy and Six usually tag along!
Linda Sears
Engraving Team Member
"I started showing my American Saddle bred "Scott" in the Amateur 3-gaited/equitation division as a youth. Crazy times! Now, as a retired school teacher, I am enjoying my new job as an engraver at Perri's Leather and the everyday challenges of dressage with my Sport Morgan, Equinox Song of Courage, aka "Songman." I'm pictured here with my forever special school master K-Dominant "Kam."
Amy Lippincott
Warehouse Manager
"I was fortunante enough to grow up on a large boarding and competition farm and was on a horse before I could walk!" My best trip with horses was in 2000. I got to travel to Japan for The Nakayama Grand Jump with Ninepins. That's him in the picture at 23! Having gone from Pony Club to eventing with Bruce Davidson to race horses with Jonathan Sheppard, I decided it was time for a change. It's been an adjustment switching to the inside part of the horse industry but I love it! It gives me more time to spend with my son, my future Eagle Scout!"
Karen Zmuida
Engraving & Warehouse Team Member
I have escaped from the corporate rat race, and am enjoying semi-retirement as an engraver and warehouse worker at Perri's Leather. Over the years I have owned Palominos, Quarter Horses and Paints and enjoy showing in the Western and Showmanship classes at the breed shows.
My favorite quote is "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "Woo Hoo what a ride!" 
John Tussey
Warehouse Team Member
"I am a rambunctious ball of awesome!" The hired muscle, I pick things up and put things down. I joined the warehouse team in 2015 and am quickly learning more than I ever thought I would know about horses and riding equipment. I love music, so when I'm not at work, you can usually find me at a concert or festival. "
Elvis Perri
Security Guard, Official Snack Tester, Moral Support Coach & Perri's Leather Canine Supermodel
" I have the hardest job of the whole Perri's Family! Not only do I keep my team safe from the mailman, delivery guys and whoever else comes into my building, I also make sure everyone's snacks and lunches are up to my very rigorous taste standards. When I've made sure everyone is safe, I make my rounds through the office and warehouse, checking that whole team is having the best day possible! You may also recognize me as the Top Model for the Perri's Leather Canine Line! I tell you, if everyone around here worked as hard as I do, there would be a whole lot more time for snack and belly rub breaks! "