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!

 

Arianna BioAriana-- Director of Operations

Ariana has done many 5Ks, 10Ks, and several marathons. After suffering an injury, she has been unable to compete in races, but still loves to get out for a run in her spare time. She enjoys aerobics, hot yoga, weightlifting and spinning.

Ariana has a passion for helping people explore their pathway to fitness. Her experience, knowledge, and energy has been a great addition to Fleet Feet, Pittsburgh. Ariana currently lives in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and six children.

 

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 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.

 

Lauren's BioLauren-- Director of Marketing

Lauren joined our team as Director of Marketing in February of 2012. Her diverse background includes a BA in Communication/Journalism from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Print Media and Design, and experience in the Advertising Industry as an account executive for a Pittsburgh agency. She practices yoga, enjoys spinning, and recently ran her first 5K at the Pittsburgh Great Race with the No Boundaries Training Program. Lauren grew up in the Wexford area and currently resides in Lawrenceville.

 

FIT ProfessionalJoe-- Webmaster, FIT Professional

Originally from Steubenville, Ohio, Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Computer Applications and Theology and is now pursuing an education and career in the field of nursing. He began distance running in 2010 after moving to Madison, WI, and has competed in 5Ks, 10Ks,  half-marathons, and recently completed his first marathon. 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 and footwear technology.

 

FIT ProfessionalErica-- Assistant Buyer - Apparel, 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--Store Trainer, 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.

 

Blake BioBlake-- FIT Professional

A junior 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.

 


Julie BioJulie-- FIT Professional

Julie joined our team in 2012 after running with the Fleet Feet Flyers group for several years. She has run a handful of half marathons, as well as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati last year. An extremely active individual, Julie also enjoys CrossFit, rowing, trail running, and frequently participates in strength/endurance events including mud runs, obstacle courses, and military inspired challenges. 

 

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.

 

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.