Meet the Team


Bob and SkylerBob Shooer (& Skyler)-- 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 BioDeb-- General Manager, Apparel & Accessories Buyer

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 Flyers group 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!

 

Julie BioJulie-- Director of Marketing, FIT Professional

Julie came to Fleet Feet in 2012 as a weekend Fit Professional, while she continued her corporate Marketing & Graphic Design career. Recently she made the transition to Director of Marketing for us and we couldn't be happier to have her on the team full time!  Julie lives in the south hills with her Husband and 3 dogs(Dakota, Tyler & Lexus). In her spare time you'll find her training for her next big event and she's already completed: 2 Marathons, 5 1/2 marathons, handful of Sprint & Olympic Distance Tri's, Lifting competitions, Obstacle races, Military inspired endurance events, and numerous local 5k & 10k's.... When she's not training you can still find her outdoors hiking, zip-lining, mountain biking or simply walking her energetic dogs!


FIT ProfessionalKaren-- Director of Training Programs and Running Groups, Certified Running Coach, FIT Professional

Karen began her running career after age forty as her children become more independent. To date, she has completed dozens of races including 15 marathons and is a four-time competitor at the Boston Marathon. She competes in all running distances but is passionate about the marathon. An avid distance swimmer, Karen also enjoys triathlons.

Karen brings her experience coaching, training and coordinating group runs and hopes to motivate other runners to build their endurance and enjoy the social, health, and emotional benefits of running.

  

Jen BioJen-- Footwear Buyer, FIT Professional

A runner since middle school, Jen joined our team as a recent graduate of Saint Francis University. At SFU, she was an All Northeast Conference Runner as a member of the cross country and track teams. Jen coaches our Wednesday night speed workouts at Jefferson Middle School Track.  Getting back to road racing post-gradaution, Jen placed 3rd overall female in the 2013 Liberty Mile with a time of 5:18, and 10th overall female in the 2013 EQT10-Miler with a time of 1:03.

Jen is currently training to run the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon

 

FIT ProfessionalJoe-- Webmaster, FIT Professional

Originally from Steubenville, Ohio, Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Computer Applications and Theology in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in August. He began distance running in 2010 after moving to Madison, WI, and has competed in 5Ks, 10Ks,  half-marathons, and marathons. Joe focuses his training towards running events but also enjoys CrossFit and various adventure sports. Joe brings experience in providing unparalleled service and knowledge in the areas of nutrition, health, and footwear technology.

 

Kathryn-- BIOKathryn-- FIT Professional

Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian that just relocated to the Pittsburgh area from Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University in May of 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science. During her graduate work, she worked at Fleet Feet Syracuse as a sales team member and as their nutrition expert. Kathryn lives with her husband, Greg, in Regent Square. She started running during graduate school as a way to relieve stress and has since completed 7 half marathons. 

 

Ian BioIan-- Fit Professional

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.

 

Joe BioJoe H.-- Fit Professional

Joe grew up here in Bethel Park and has been a runner since 4th grade. He recently completed the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon, and plans to do lots of 5Ks this summer. In 2013 he ran the Erie Marathon in 3:33, and hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon at the 2014 Erie Marathon. Joe enjoys helping others to enjoy his running passion as much as he does!

 

Bob P BioBob P.-- Fit Professional

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.

 

FIT ProfessionalErica-- Bra FIT Specialist, FIT Professional

Erica, though always an athlete, didn't start running until she was in college. She ran her first marathon after the birth of her 3rd daughter and has since completed 4 half-marathons. Erica is a group fitness instructor and enjoys running, cross training and teaching in her spare time.

 

Angie BioAngie-- Assistant Buyer - Accessories, FIT Professional

Always active in sports throughout high school, college and post college, Angie reconnected with her love of running right before turning 40.  After running 5Ks, a 10K and the completing her first half-marathon in 2011, Angie started running with the Fleet Feet Flyers. She has been a mentor in the Fleet Feet Marathon Training and No Boundaries programs. She loves the fit lifestyle and the idea of setting a goal and achieving it and will be running her 5th half marathon in October. Angie currently lives in Cranberry with her husband and her 7 1/2 year old daughter, Rachel.

 

Amy BioAmy--Bra FIT Specialist, FIT Professional

Amy has always been an athlete and after having children, wanted to be an active mom so she began running! After completing her first 5k, she never looked back. Amy has participated in various 5Ks, including the Steeler’s 5K the past 2 years, the PNC Turkey Trot 5 mile race, and in 2013 she completed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Amy is now a member of the Fleet Feet Flyers Running Group and can’t imagine her life without running! Amy and her husband, Mike, live in the South Hills and are parents to Maximus (6) and Lily (3).

 

Kisa BioKisa-- Training and Office Administrator

Kisa has been part of the Fleet Feet family for several years as a Fleet Feet Flyer. After participating in our No Boundaries and Marathon Training programs, Kisa joined our team behind the scenes to help new runners achieve their training goals.

 

Jen BioJen-- Manager of Social Media

Jen is the Manager of Social Media here at Fleet Feet Sports.    She has been involved in the retail business virtually her entire life, and has been a great addition to the staff in that regard..  Her bright and creative ideas really help keep our social media very current and interesting.  She stays very busy with her 2 children and leads a FIT lifestyle.  She love aerobics, yoga and after running her 1st 5K is excited to be training for the color run in the fall. 

 

Blake BioBlake-- FIT Professional

A senior at Mt. Lebanon High School, Blake is a competitive swimmer with the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club and runs track for the Blue Devils. She has completed several local races including Race for the Cure and The Great Race. Always caring and compassionate, Blake aspires to study medicine and become a part of Doctors Without Borders.


Amanda J Bio PicAmanda-- FIT Professional

Amanda began running in high school and started running long distance after college when she joined the Fleet Feet Flyers running group.  With the group, she completed her first half marathon in 2009. Since then, she has done several half marathons and two full marathons.  Amanda has been a mentor for the No Boundaries training program and is currently a mentor for the half marathon.

 

 

Susan BioSusan-- FIT Professional

Susan is an avid distance runner and has been since putting on her first pair of running shoes over 30 years ago.  In addition to a variety of races of shorter distances, she has completed 4 half marathons, 2 full marathons and 1 short course triathalon. Susan is proud to have met one of her goals this year--posting a Boston qualifying time in the Pittsburgh Marathon. She credits the training and support provided by her Fleet Feet training group for helping her achieve her goal. 

Susan is a registered nurse. She and her husband live in Mt. Lebanon and are the proud parents of 4 grown daughters. In addition to her running she enjoys yoga and bicycling. Susan strives to live a healthy lifestyle combining proper nutrition with exercise. Susan brings with her, her enthusiasm for her sport along with her experience in health and wellness.

 

Ashley BioAshley-- Fit Professional

Ashley is an Upper St. Clair High School Alum who enjoys running 5Ks and takes great interest in the injury prevention products at Fleet Feet Sports. She has a B.S. in Biology from St. Vincent College, where she played lacrosse and field hockey, and is looking to become a Physicians Assistant. Ashley enjoys snowboarding and reading, and has taken part in service trips to the Domician Republic, Brazil, Guatemala and India. She is planning to run her first half marathon in 2015!

 

Katie Bio PicKatie-- FIT Professional

Katie is currently a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School and has been a member of the cross-country and track teams since middle school. She has run a number of local 5k and 10k races including the Turkey Trot, Father’s Day Race and the Steelers 5K. She is training to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, and plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall to study engineering.

  

Julia BioJulia-- FIT Professional

Julia is going into her senior year at Mt. Lebanon High School. She participates in Cross Country, winter track, and Track, and has been a runner since the seventh grade. She has ran in many 5k races and plans on running a few half marathons in the upcoming year.