At Fleet Feet Sports, we hope to become more than just a store where you shop. We want to become a place you visit often because you feel comfortable. We want to be a resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We want to be a place that inspires. And we want to be your friend. Here’s a glimpse into the lives of our Fleet Feet Staff members!
Alex recently returned from beautiful Colorado where he grew to love trail running to move back to his hometown of Memphis. Since he started running in high school, Alex has completed a number of races and hopes to conquer the full marathon in 2013. When not in class at the University of Memphis or working at Fleet Feet Sports, one can usually find him cheering on his favorite soccer club, Liverpool FC, or hanging out with his dogs.
A basketball player turned runner, Brittany began running after college. Her email address is quickbrit, and that’s the truth! Recently married, Brittany is carrying on the tradition of finding your mate on the sales floor at Fleet Feet Sports. Brittany is also going back to school for her Master’s in Psychology at the University of Memphis.
Christin started running in 2010 as a New Year’s resolution and literally hasn’t stopped. She now runs everything from 5Ks to marathons and is an RRCA-certified running coach. Christin is the Marketing Director at Fleet Feet Sports, handling the store’s advertising, social media and race sponsorships. When not on the pavement or trails, you can find her playing piano, hanging out with her three rescue dogs or traveling with her husband.
Everyone knows Feb, the Manager of Fleet Feet Sports. He’s been running and racing everything from 5Ks to ultramarathons for a number of years in and around Memphis. Although he prefers the wilderness and trails, he comes out of hiding every year to pace the St. Jude Marathon. Feb’s madly in love with his wife and three beautiful girls and currently enjoys rocking a handlebar mustache. Feb’s also the shoe buyer, and no shoe makes it on our shoe wall without going through him first.
Kristen started running track at the age of 9 and fell in love with the sport. She now runs everything from 5Ks to half marathons and enjoys sharing her passion of running with others. Kristen ran for Southeast Missouri and is currently the coach for the St. Agnes track and cross country team. If you come out to our Monday Night Fun Runs or Thursday Night Track workouts, you’ll likely get to hang out with Kristen. When she’s not running, you’ll find her cooking, camping, hiking and riding horses.
Libby was persuaded to run a half marathon her senior year of high school, and years later, she is still going strong. Aside from school and working at the store, Libby trains for numerous races as well as helps mentor our Fleet Feet training programs. A die-hard Mississippi State fan, Libby and her husband enjoy going to games and cheering on the Bulldogs.
Marcia’s dad took her to the track as soon as she could walk, and she has been running ever since. A former PE teacher, Marcia has a passion for coaching others and watching them learn and improve, which makes her the perfect Fleet Feet Sports Running Coach. Whether you want to run your first 5K or a faster half marathon, Marcia gets her training program participants across the finish line healthy and strong. When not running, Marcia can be found hanging out with her husband, decorating their new home, or riding the roads on her bike.
Rachel keeps Fleet Feet Sports organized, handling everything behind the scenes from shipping to inventory. A lifelong soccer player, Rachel has always been running, but it’s only recently that she’s taken up long-distance running. She completed her first half marathon last fall and has caught the bug to do more races. Recently married, Rachel loves cheering for her Gators.
Richie is a two wheeled pedal’n fool who made the switch from country music to the Delta blues when he moved from his hometown in Middle Tennessee and made his way to sunny Memphis. He has been riding and racing bikes since 2006 and is currently racing at the CAT 3 level with dreams and aspirations of continuing to excel. In his cycling off-season, Richie lives out his other passion–running. He lives simply and minimally with his dog Lucy, and is recently married to his beautiful wife, Anna.
Robbie‘s background is on the basketball and volleyball courts as both player and coach. In fact, she is Mississippi’s Volleyball Coach of the Year! A recreational runner (what better way to stay in shape for other sports?), Robbie just ran her first half-marathon, and narrowly beat the boss.
Robert, the self-professed “old guy” at the store, is a retired ultrarunner who still enjoys running shorter distances. Robert has run and paced the St. Jude Marathon as well as run a number of other marathons and ultramarathons. His greatest satisfaction from running came from pacing St. Jude, helping runners cross the finish line of their first marathon. You can also find him as captain of an aid station at SwampStomper every year.
Sarah grew up in Memphis and has been running for as long as she can remember. She ran track and cross country for Evangelical Christian School and was a long-time customer of the store before she joined the Fleet Feet crew. Sarah has completed several half marathons and is currently training for her first full marathon– the 2013 St. Jude Marathon.
In a 2002 visit to his doctor, Tommy was told to lose some weight, and he took up running. Less than a year later, he had lost 65 pounds and completed his first half marathon. Running led to recreational cycling which led to completing multi-sport events, and in a matter of a few years he was racing in triathlons. In 2006 he left the multi-sport scene, started mountain bike racing, and continued to run recreationally. When not running or riding, Tommy likes to cook, hang out with homeless people (check out his awesome bike ministry!), walk his dog, and play with lawn darts.
Wendy began running in 1996 when she was young and super fit. Now a mom of two boys and a full time teacher, she runs to be alone, to attempt to stay fit, and for fun. “Slow and steady” is how she runs her races. Her favorite distance is the marathon but will jump in on any distance as long as the pace stays easy-goin’! Her mom is one of her favorite training partners. You’ll find Wendy at Fleet Feet during the summer and on weekends.
Eric took up running in the summer before high school in an effort to earn a letter jacket and keep up with his football-playing pals. He never dreamed it would lead to being the owner of a running store! Though he’s run in lots of places and at lots of paces, his current favorite routes are covered with his kids.