Meet Our Team

Bob Shooer -- President/Owner

Following a career in department store retail, Bob has been part of the Fleet Feet organization for fourteen years, and has owned the store since 2007.  Bob is committed to providing a premium in-store experience and ensuring that Fleet Feet Pittsburgh is the destination for all things running and walking in the tristate area.   In a recent interview Bob stated “What sets us apart here at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh is our relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community”.  He went on to say “everyone who works here at the store has a passion for what we do.  We all get a tremendous sense of fulfillment from knowing that in our own way, we are helping to change lives”. He is very proud that Fleet Feet Pittsburgh has been voted one of the Top 10 Running Stores in America in 2018

Bob is the Chairman of the Fleet Feet National Franchise Advisory Council and serves on many committees and boards.  He has lived in Mt. Lebanon for most of his adult life.

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!

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.

Tim -- Director of Training Programs


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.

Maria-- Marketing Manager

After several years in customer service, Maria has come to Fleet Feet Pittsburgh as the marketing manager.  Her favorite part of her position is her ability to be creative on a daily basis.  She graduated from Allegheny College, where she majored in creative writing and then received her master’s degree in secondary English education from Duquesne.  Some of Maria’s favorite things to do include going to Penguins games, traveling, and attending as many concerts as possible.

Emily -- Social Media & Communications Coordinator, Track Coach, FIT Professional

Emily began running track and cross country in high school, and continued to run for Franciscan University in her hometown of Steubenville, Ohio. Today you can find her running with the FFRC, and coaching the Speed Demons on the track every Wednesday night!

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.

Travis-- FIT Professional 

Travis began running when he was in 8th grade to get in shape for basketball. Little did he know, that running would become his passion and a major vehicle in his life. Travis is an alumnus of Canon McMillan High School and Slippery Rock University, where he was on the cross country and track teams and earned degrees in Psychology and Public Health. His running focus has since turned to road races and marathon, where he is hoping to participate in some major races and keep improving. He is excited to be working at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh because he wants to make a difference in the community by providing people with the motivation, tools, and resources to live healthier lives. Travis currently lives in Mt. Washington with his' wife, Hopi, and their cat, Gatsby..

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. 

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.

Ally -- FIT Professional 


Ally started running with her dad when she was 11, but really developed a passion for running when she joined the cross country and track teams her junior year of high school. She is considering a career in athletic training or physical therapy and loves to have conversations about sports in general. She enjoys running because of the self discipline and persistance involved, and being on the team has given her a second family to support and push her to do the best that she can. She hopes to connect with others in the community through her passion of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Laura -- FIT Professional

Laura’s athletic journey started in soccer. She played the sport from kindergarten to 8th grade, but as middle school started she realized that she was much better at running fast than kicking a ball and started running in 7th grade. Now a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School, Laura is completing her 6th year of cross country and track. She loves how the sport is physically and mentally challenging and how overcoming these challenges creates meaningful connections with herself, her teammates, and any other runners she encounters. In college, she is planning on studying biochemical engineering where she hopes to solve problems on the molecular level concerning the mental and physical challenges that runners and others face.

Vianna -- FIT Professional 

 Vianna Shiry is a sophomore at Upper St  Clair High School. She started working  at Fleet Feet because she has a passion for running and loves to help others. Some of her other passions besides running include traveling, spending time with her family, and volunteering for others who are less fortunate. 

 Michael -- FIT Professional

Michael began running for general fitness in high school before taking an interest in road races. While participating in the many local area road races, he became acquainted with the Pittsburgh running community. He enjoys being an active member of this community through Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh.

Malcolm-- FIT Professional

Malcolm is originally from Twickenham, a suburb of London.  In 1976, after accepting a track scholarship from the University of Arkansas, he moved to the United States.  He is a well-known marathon runner, with a personal best 2:11:35, which landed him 5th place in the Boston Marathon.  He has placed first in the Pittsburgh, Copenhagen, and Columbus Marathons.  Additionally, he placed 2nd in the San Diego Marathon, 3rd in the Rio de Janeiro Marathon, 5th in the Beppu Marathon in Japan, and 7th in the London Marathon.  Previously, he was the British Record holder for completing a 30K in 1:32:00.  In addition to working at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh, Malcolm spends his time coaching the Fleet Feet Running Club.

 Stu-- FIT Professional 

Stu joined the Fleet Feet Pittsburgh Team after working for four years as a youth running coach. He is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, where he was a three-time Collegiate All- American Athlete.  Additionally, he is an eight-time WVIAC conference champion, two-time West Virginia state champion, and a USATF level one certified coach.  Stu’s favorite part of working at Fleet Feet is ensuring that customers have a pleasant experience.

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