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!
Andrew started running the summer after seventh grade and later ran cross country and track in high school. But it wasn’t until post-high school that he got more serious about the sport. Andrew began working in specialty running in January of 2007, worked at Fleet Feet Memphis from summer 2007 to summer 2008, and spent the past 6 years in Tucson working for The Running Shop. While he was away he married his wife, Kate, and they have a daughter, Allyson.
Chris started running in middle school and has not looked back since. After running college cross country, Chris took up running marathons and half marathons. Chris likes running with the Monday night Fun Run group and the Thursday night group as well. Aside from working at the store, Chris is a middle school cross country coach at Hutchison School.
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 hanging out with her rescue dogs, playing piano or singing karaoke.
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. He’s also Fleet Feet’s 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.
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 and their new baby girl, decorating their home, or riding the roads on her bike.
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 in 2013 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.
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.
Rosie has been running since she was in 8th grade, but she always had a bucket list goal of running a half-marathon. After she finished her first half in 2010, she fell in love with the sport and has not stopped running since. You might see her helping with the store’s running groups as a pacer for some of the runners. If she’s not running, Rosie is usually working on lesson plans for her third graders at Hutchison School, cooking up something tasty in her kitchen or hiking with her husband, Alex.
Taylor, along with his wife Stephanie and daughter Harper, moved back to the Memphis area in January 2015 after spending the last 8 years in Madison,Wisconsin. Taylor spent 4 years with Fleet Feet Madison in numerous different roles. He was an Ironman WI finisher in 2010 & 2012, but he’ll be the first to tell you that his favorite triathlon distance is 70.3.
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 hopes to conquer the full marathon soon.
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.