Emerson Spartz (b. February 17th 1987 in LaPorte, Indiana) currently serves as the President & CEO of MuggleNet.com. Spartz founded the MuggleNet website in 1999 as a homeschooled twelve-year-old. As CEO, he oversees 120 volunteers and a paid staff. In 2007, Spartz incorporated Spartz Inc. to serve as the legal entity representing his MuggleNet e-business.
In 2009, Emerson together with Ben Schoen created and published a book entitled Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site.
In 2004, Spartz graduated from Thomson High School with a 4.0 GPA. As of 2009, he is a fourth-year student with a management concentration at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.
As of April 9th 2009, Emerson Spartz is engaged to Gaby Montero. He proposed to her at center court during a time out at a Chicago Bulls game, in which she was actively participating. Over 21,000 people watched the proposal.
Emerson and his fiance have also recently launched the website givesmehope.com. The website was created in response to the popular website fmylife.com, in which users share how their day was ruined. On givesmehope.com, users share their most inspiring, uplifting stories, and allow others to draw strength from their experiences. Emerson says, "It's like Chicken Soup for the Soul - the 21st Century, Twitter-style version."