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 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 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, MA, RD, LDN, CNSC-- 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 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!

 

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.

 

Amy BioAmy--Bra FIT Specialist, 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.

 

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. 


Alex BioAlex-- 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.