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History

AcousticSheep LLC was founded in 2007 by Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, a family physician, and her husband Jason Wolfe, a video game developer. Dr. Lai struggled with getting back to sleep after patient phone calls in the middle of the night. She needed to listen to some meditative music to help her relax. But headphones were bulky, and ear buds were uncomfortable. Since there were no headphones specifically designed for sleeping on the market, she invented her own and called them SleepPhones.

They worked so well for her that she decided she had to offer them to all of her patients taking sleeping pills. Her husband soldered and she sewed the first 500 pieces themselves on their kitchen table. Initial feedback was phenomenal. One lady was able to come off of sleeping pills after taking them for 10 years. Another saved her marriage because she could finally sleep in the same bed as her snoring husband. Dr. Lai and her husband decided to patent their invention and start a real business. They completely sold out in their first year.

For the first 6 years, Jason and Wei-Shin ran the kitchen table business out of their house. After selling 100,000 pieces, they decided to take their business to the next level, hiring their first full-time employee and setting up their warehouse in Erie, PA. Since leaving their day jobs 3 years ago, Jason and Wei-Shin have won numerous awards as Entrepreneur of the Year in PA (SBA), Entrepreneur of the Year in Western PA & WV (Ernst & Young), and Small Business of the Year with the Consumer Technology Association. They have won 8 Consumer Electronics Association Innovation Awards for their products, 2 Pennsylvania ImPAct Awards (Entrepreneur and Exports), and a Red Dot Design Award. Locally, they have won the Disrupt Erie Award, Ben Franklin Award, and the Commitment to Erie Award.

From designing and manufacturing tremendously helpful products to running a fun, innovative company, Wei-Shin and Jason look forward to growing AcousticSheep to offer a fresh, new, natural sleep solution to everyone worldwide.

Wei-Shin, MD and CEO and Jason Wolfe, CTO


Our Flock

Wei-Shin Lai, MD, Chief Executive Officer

Wei-Shin Lai, MD
Chief Executive Officer

Jason Wolfe, Chief Technical Officer

Jason Wolfe
Chief Technical Officer

“Amanda

Amanda Ace
Sales Assistant

Amanda Austin, Digital Marketing Manager

Amanda Austin
Digital Marketing Manager

“Mindy

Mindy Baldi
Fulfillment Specialist

“Doug

Doug Blair
Customer Service Specialist

Sarah Fromknecht, Commercial Sales Manager

Sarah Fromknecht
Commercial Sales Manager

Vanessa Hsu, Procurement Manager

Vanessa Hsu
Procurement Manager

Jenna Jaworowski, Customer Service Manager

Jenna Jaworowski
Customer Service Manager

Erica Kraus, Fulfillment Specialist

Erica Kraus
Compliance Assistant

JoLynn McClintock, Executive Assistant

JoLynn McClintock
Executive Assistant

Kegan McCrea, Intern

Kegan McCrea
Intern

Jack Reesman, Fulfillment Specialist

Jack Reesman
Fulfillment Specialist

Jason Reesman, Assistant Warehouse Manager

Jason Reesman
Assistant Warehouse Manager

Michael Scheuer, Fulfillment Specialist

Mike Scheuer
Fulfillment Specialist

“Carrie

Carrie Smith
Art Director

Pam Torrelli, Fulfillment Specialist

Pam Torrelli
Fulfillment Specialist

Daniel Wiler, Shipping Assistant

Daniel Wiler
Shipping Assistant

Jeff Wolfe, Warehouse Manager

Jeff Wolfe
Warehouse Manager



Mission Statement

AcousticSheep LLC creates a world of happy, healthy, well-rested people with our comfortable headphones, allowing for easy sleep and enjoyable exercise. We strive to use local resources, leverage technology and be socially and environmentally responsible as we manufacture our patented designs.

SleepPhones product line and RunPhones product line


Contact

AcousticSheep LLC, 2001 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16506, USA. Phone and Fax 877-838-4790. Images and more information for media can be found at: http://sleepphones.com/our-story/media. Press, please contact Carrie Smith at carrie@acousticsheep.com. Resellers and distributors, please contact our Sales team at wholesale@acousticsheep.com.

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