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Meet Our Team

Bob Shooer -- President/Owner

Bob, a former department store retail executive and avid runner, is pleased to be able to provide the exceptional services and products that Fleet Feet Sports offers, to everyone in Pittsburgh and the tri-state area. He enjoys working with the community to serve the needs of his current and future customers from the everyday runner, to someone who needs to be FIT in a comfortable pair of shoes. By embracing FITlosophy™, Fleet Feet Sports in Pittsburgh will further differentiate itself as the destination for the complete FIT experience.

Bob brings years of experience and a passion for helping others to achieve their wellness and fitness goals. "Fleet Feet Pittsburgh doesn’t simply sell running and walking products, we provide information on living a healthy lifestyle. We can help you get started in a beginning fitness program or help you find a shoe insert to alleviate foot pain. At Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh, you will find a welcoming environment where runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities receive unparalleled service and support." 

Bob grew up in New York, but has called Pittsburgh his home for 30 years. He resides in Mt. Lebanon, and looks forward to meeting you during your next visit to the store.


Deb -- Vice President, General Manager, Apparel Buyer

Deb Bio

Deb joined Fleet Feet Pittsburgh in April 2012 and has brought the apparel assortment to a new level.  As General Manager, Deb oversees all store operations, and brings a wealth of experience in this regard.

Deb enjoys yoga and running, and ran her first full marathon in Columbus in October of 2013, qualifying for Boston.  Deb has run a number of half marathons and is a regular at the Fleet Feet Running Club runs.

Deb lives in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and two daughters.  Deb’s endless energy and positive attitude make her a great addition to the Fleet Feet staff!


Alex -- Assistant Store Manager, Footwear & Accessories Buyer, Track Coach, FIT Professional

Alex started running competitively when he joined Track & Field in 8th grade. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to the Pittsburgh area for a job with Coca-Cola and started running with the Fleet Feet Flyers Running group. He ended up enjoying the community so much that he eventually started working at the store. Alex has completed 8 marathons, with a personal best of 2:52:10


Brad --  Assistant Store Manager – Customer Experience, Store Trainer, FIT Professional, USTAF Certified Coach

Brad is from Charlotte, North Carolina and has worked in specialty running for over 5 years. A former collegiate standout at Lenoir Rhyne University and always ready to take on a challenge, he competes at distances from 5k to 100 miles.  In his role as Assistant Store Manager, Brad will bring his years of experience and enthusiasm to the selling floor, bringing the customer experience to an even higher level. If you catch Brad running in the South Hills area, feel free to stop and “nerd out” over any and all things running.


Tess -- Director of Marketing & Outreach

Ever since the first run with her Dad at the age of 13, Tess has had a love of running. She ran Cross-Country at Saint Vincent College and has completed 4 marathons.  Outside of running she is a Certified Spinning & BarreAmped Instructor and loves to cross-train with cycling, barre and yoga. Tess lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter and dog. 


Tim -- Training Programs Manager

 

Timothy Lyman is a competitive distance runner, fitness professional and coach. He has competed around the United States and overseas in distances ranging from 5K to full marathon, with a 5K PR of 17:31 and marathon PR of 3:12. He is an ACE and ISSA certified personal trainer, LES Mills instructor and Elite Group Training program director with over ten years of experience in the field including continued education in yoga, pilates, holistic wellness and sports nutrition. He has coached cross-country teams at the high school and collegiate level, in addition to individual sub-elites and is certified through USATF and ASEP. His training specialties include running economy, injury-prevention and functional/integrative fitness. He holds an MBA and B.A. from Point Park University, and can be found online on Twitter @pghruncoach..


Kisa -- Training Coordinator and No Boundaries Coach

Kisa Bio

Kisa returned to running in her late 30s after not running since high school. She joined Fleet Feet for their No Boundaries Path to 10k training program in the fall of 2011, and hasn’t looked back since. She went on to complete training with Fleet Feet for her first half marathon the following spring in Pittsburgh. To date, she has run the Pittsburgh Full Marathon, eight Half Marathons, and many other races.

After mentoring with No Boundaries and the Pittsburgh Half Marathon programs, Kisa joined the team at Fleet Feet in the fall of 2013. She is now the Head Coach of the No Boundaries Path to 5k & 10k Program, the one that gave her the push she needed to get back into running. This program is dear to her heart and brings her the most joy, as she gets to help others on the journey to become runners and part of the Fleet Feet Family. Kisa also oversees our weight loss program, The Movement, and works on many of our other training programs in various capacities.


Emily -- Social Media & Communications Coordinator, FIT Professional

Emily--Bio

Emily began running track and cross country in high school, and continued to run for Franciscan University in her hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. 


Ian -- Inventory Manager, FIT Professional

Ian Bio

Ian graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports Management.  He started running towards the end of high school with the goal to lose weight and start a healthy lifestyle. Since working at Fleet Feet, he is getting back into running his casual routes around the Mt. Lebanon area.


Jackie -- FIT Professional 

Jackie found distance running thanks to hungry Fleet Fleet Flyers who frequented Houlihan's every Thursday night after their runs, where she had been a manager. With their encouragement she joined the No Boundaries program in 2012. She ran her first 5k at the Great Race on her birthday. She was hooked. She got involved in various Fleet Feet Sports training programs and has completed 5ks, 10ks, 15ks, 10 milers and 3 half marathons. She has been actively involved as a mentor in the No Boundaries program, where she shares her love of running and inspires others to start their own training, no matter what their ages! As Jackie's passion for running grew she said goodbye to the restaurant business and joined the Fleet Feet Sports team so she could share her love of running with others within the community. Jackie and her husband Michael live in Greenoch with their two spoiled dogs, Monongahela and Chessey. 


James --  FIT Professional

Coming all the way from Texas, James has decided to join the Fleet Feet Sports family!

Originally from Houston, James began his running career at Colby Community College located in Colby, Kansas. There, he found his love for the sport where he became a 3x All-American award recipient, including a runner-up finish at the 2012 NJCAA Indoor National Championships. After receiving his A.A. in General Studies, James transferred to the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Arkansas) where he continued his educational and running paths. He was named team captain both years at UCA, and was All-Conference performer during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. In 2014 he received a B.S. in Health Education.

Wanting to continue his educational and athletic experience, James decided to attend Graduate School at Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas). His primary focus would be on their Educational Technology program, but having one more season of cross country and outdoor track eligibility, he decided to go for it all. Throughout his year at Texas State, James finished a 3.0 student, and set personal bests in the 5k, 8k, 1500m, and 800m runs.

Currently, James is a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of Pittsburgh cross country/track and field programs! He loves developing athletes on and off the competition surfaces, and believes a strong mind, hard work, and consistency can not only benefit you in the athletic arena, but can help guide you to making smart decisions in your everyday life. He is still training to race fast, so catch him at the local races surrounding the Pittsburgh area rocking the signature Fleet Feet Sports singlet!


Bob P. --  FIT Professional

Bob P Bio

Bob joined the Fleet Feet group in February of 2014 after retiring from a sales position with Nestle USA. Bob has been involved with the local running community for the past 28 years and can be seen at quite a few of the local races. He has run over a dozen marathons and was a part of the pacing team for the Baltimore Marathon. He was a part time cross country coach at Canon-MacMillan in the late 1990s and still likes to work with anyone looking to improve their running. Bob lives in Canonsburg with his wife Anna and they both enjoy traveling, photography and exploring new areas of the country. He also enjoys playing golf, music, and the guitar in his spare time.


Amy -- FIT Professional

Amy Bio

Amy has always been an athlete and after having children and relocating to Pittsburgh from State College in 2011, she wanted to take back control of her life and started running! After completing her first 5k in the summer of 2012 she was hooked. She was so motivated when she began running she decided she would tackle the Pittsburgh Half Marathon a mere 8 months later. Amy has participated in various 5Ks, 10Ks, 5 & 10 mile races as well as half marathons. Amy is passionate about empowering other moms who are new to the running community.

Amy is a former teacher with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her natural ease with teaching is prevalent with every customer she interacts with. She is happy to educate customers on products, injury prevention as well as the various programs we offer.  Amy and her husband, Mike, live in South Fayette and are parents to Maximus and Lily.

K.C. -- FIT Professional 

K.C. is a mom, wife and freelance writer / editor as well as a cheerleader for Fleet Feet and its training programs. With no prior running experience, she joined Fleet Feet's No Boundaries 5k training in 2014 to set a good example for her then 5-year-old son. Completing the program was such a great experience that she has trained and mentored in Fleet Feet's 5k, 10k and marathon relay programs ever since. K.C. loves that through mentoring and working part-time in the store, she meets lots of people who are making positive changes and gets to help them turn "I can't" into "I did". She regularly joins fellow Fleet Feet trainees and mentors for Flyers Run Club and other short-distance runs, getting in some miles and exploring beautiful Pittsburgh with great companions.


 Thomas -- FIT Professional

Julia Bio

Thomas realized his love for running through participating in the local 10k, Martha’s run, at the age of 12. Thomas, who is a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School Cross Country and Track Teams, loves running not only for its competitive nature, but also the healthy lifestyle, mental focus, and lasting friendships that it creates. He hopes to aid others in finding these during their own running experiences through his work at Fleet Feet Sports. 


Justin -- FIT Professional 

Justin started running in middle school to now. He attended Upper St. Clair High School and is now a freshman at St. Vincent University, where he continues to run for the school. Running is something that Justin takes pride in and would love to share throughout the community. 


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