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Meet the Team


Bob BioBob Shooer-- 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 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!


Melissa BioMelissa-- Outreach Manager

Melissa brings over 14 years of a diverse background that has prepared her to serve as a resourceful Outreach Manager for Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh. She combines her experience of social work, marketing and community outreach to serve a wide range of people and communities.

Melissa prides herself on her ability to form long-standing relationships and connect those people with the resources and other people necessary for their individual success. She is an avid runner and enjoys everything from the 5K distance to the Full Marathon. Melissa resides in Mt. Lebanon, PA.

 

Jen BioJen-- Footwear Buyer, FIT Professional

A runner since middle school, Jen joined our team as a graduate of Saint Francis University in 2013. At SFU, she was an All Northeast Conference Runner on the cross country and track teams focusing on mid-distance events. Getting back to road racing post-graduation, Jen has competed in many local road races and recently competed in her first marathon at the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon placing 17th overall female and in 3 hours and 13 minutes, qualifying for Boston.

Jen coaches our Wednesday night track workouts at the Jefferson Middle School track.

 

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.

  

Alex BioAlex-- Accessories Buyer, FIT Professional

Alex has been running since he joined Track & Field in 8th grade and hasn’t stopped since. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to the Pittsburgh area and started running with the Fleet Feet Flyers Running Group to learn the city and meet more like minded people. He enjoyed it so much that he started helping with the various training programs and started working at the store in August 2014. Alex has completed 6 marathons, most recently running a sub-three hour marathon in Detroit, MI. 

  

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.

 

Ian Bio
Ian-- Apparel Category Manager, 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.

 

Emily--BioEmily-- Social Media Marketer, 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. She then transferred to Kent State where she ran road races for fun including three half-marathons. After graduation Emily knew she wanted to work in the running industry and is so excited to have found Fleet Feet where she can help others achieve their fitness goals.

Amy Bio

Amy--Bra Category Manager, FIT Professional

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.

 

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.

 

Joe BioJoe H.-- FIT Professional

Joe grew up in Bethel Park and has been running since middle school. He has finished 2 marathons and many 5ks. His future running goals are to qualify for the Boston Marathon, finish an Ultra Marathon, and continue to improve his 5k time. Joe loves helping others enjoy running as much as he does!

 

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 Bio
Blake-- 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.


Sadie--BioSadie-- FIT Professional

Sadie is a junior at Mt. Lebanon High School. She has been running cross country and track since 7th grade and her first 5k in 5th grade. Sadie loves running and the community it creates.

 

 

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Katie-- 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. 


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!

 

Nick BioNick-- FIT Professional

Nick, from Peters Township, ran his first 5k at the age of 6 and hasn't stopped racing since. He participates in cross country and Track as well as local 5k road races. He can often be found running the Montour Trail and all around the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Nick hopes to continue running for the rest of his life while sharing his love of running with the community.