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!

 

 Abbey-- Director of Marketing & Outreach, FIT Professional

Abbey joined the Fleet Feet Sports team in October 2015, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with communication and nonfiction writing degrees. Originally from outside of Williamsport, Pa., she hasn’t competitively ran since her cross country days back in junior high, but she’s excited to get back at it. While at Pitt she wrote for  her college newspaper, community newspapers and continues to freelance for Mt. Lebanon Magazine. Abbey enjoys camping, hiking, geocaching, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and walking her Jack Russell, Marla.

 

Alex BioAlex-- Assistant Store Manager, Footwear & Accessories Buyer, Track Coach, FIT Professional

Alex started running competitively when he joined Track & Field in 8th grade. After graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to the Pittsburgh area for a job with Coca-Cola and started running with the Fleet Feet Flyers Running group. He ended up enjoying the community so much that he eventually started working at the store. Alex has completed 8 marathons, with a personal best of 2:52:10.

 

Brad-- Assistant Store Manager – Customer Experience, Store Trainer, FIT Professional

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.

 

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 18 marathons and is a six-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. 

Emily--BioEmily-- Social Media & Communication Coordinator, 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.

 

Ian Bio
Ian-- Inventory Manager, Apparel Manager, Shelf Master, 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.

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Michael--FIT Professional, Nutrition Category Manager

Michael joined the Fleet Feet Sports team in October 2015.  After years of providing customer service in various positions, he is happy to join the team and focus his enthusiasm on the running, walking, and fitness community.  An avid runner for the past decade, Michael has competed in a variety of races ranging from the 5k to the marathon.  Before starting at Fleet Feet Sports, Michael was first a customer who has great admiration for the FIT experience. He said he wouldn't had known where to start in his own training if it weren't for the FIT Professionals.

 

 

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 Bio

Amy--FIT Professional, Bra FIT Specialist

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 Coordinator and No Boundaries Coach

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.

Kisa is married and has two children, whom she has shared her love of running with. Both of her children can beat her in the 5k, but she still has the distance on them!


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. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Julia BioJulia-- FIT Professional

Julia is going into her junior year at Penn State. She participated in Mount Lebanon Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Track. She has run in many 5k races and plans on running a few half marathons in the upcoming year. 

 

 

Julia BioThomas-- FIT Professional

Thomas realized his love for running through participating in the local 10k, Martha’s run, at the age of 12. Thomas, who is a member of the Mt. Lebanon High School Cross Country and Track Teams, loves running not only for its competitive nature, but also the healthy lifestyle, mental focus, and lasting friendships that it creates. He hopes to aid others in finding these during their own running experiences through his work at Fleet Feet Sports. 

 

 

 

Blake Bio
Blake-- FIT Professional

Now a freshmen at University of Vermont. Blake was a competitive swimmer with the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club and ran 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.




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