Last week, Bob announced many of the exciting initiatives we will implement this year. To help us bring these initiatives to life, I am pleased to announce two new additions to our team.
Tess Jones joined us on January 8 as our Director of Marketing and Outreach. Tess is a lifelong runner, having started running with her dad at the age of 13. She competed on the Women’s Cross Country Team at St. Vincent College, and has completed 4 marathons and countless half marathons. She comes to us with a wealth of marketing and community outreach experience; most recently from Dick’s Sporting Goods, where she was responsible for all marketing for the Chelsea Collective store. At Fleet Feet Pittsburgh, Tess will lead all of our marketing and brand awareness efforts, continue to build relationships in our community, and offer fun new events and informative clinics for you to enjoy. Be sure to say hi to Tess next time you are in our store, or look for her at one of our group runs!
With the introduction of Fleet Feet Running Club, and an increased focus on our training program offerings, we have hired Timothy Lyman as our Training Programs Manager. Tim joins us on January 19, and comes with incredible credentials and experience. Tim is a competitive distance runner, fitness professional and coach. He has competed around the United States and overseas in distances ranging from 5K to full marathon. He is an ACE and ISSA certified personal trainer, LES Mills instructor and Elite Group Training program director with over ten years of experience in the field including continued education in yoga, Pilates, holistic wellness and sports nutrition. He has coached cross-country teams at the high school and collegiate level, in addition to individual sub-elites and is certified through USATF and ASEP. His training specialties include running economy, injury-prevention and functional/integrative fitness. He holds an MBA and B.A. from Point Park University. Stay tuned for details of our new training programs throughout the year, and say hello to Tim at a group run, or in the store!
Please join me in welcoming Tess & Tim to Fleet Feet Pittsburgh. I know they are excited to meet and run with all of you!
Hope to see you soon.