Originally from Wauwatosa and a recent graduate of UW-Madison, Calvin discovered his passion for running after years of doing his best to avoid it. A soccer player from birth, he only ran to beat defenders to 50/50 balls, when the coach told the team to do sprints, or when his endurance sport-obsessed parents “asked” him if he wanted to try another half marathon. It wasn’t until his freshman year at Madison that Calvin independently decided to seriously pursue running, and later that year he finished his first marathon in Ventura, California, along with Grandma’s Marathon and The Boston Marathon in subsequent years. Calvin has a newfound love for cycling; it is half for that love and half because he does not have a car yet that he rides his bike into work every day. Calvin graduated from Madison with degrees in legal studies and environmental studies and intends to pursue law school after taking a gap year to work in an industry he’s knowledgeable in and passionate about. He enjoys working with everyone at Fleet Feet and finds it rewarding to pass on useful knowledge to other people who like doing the same things as he does. He likes working face-to-face with people, hearing about their experiences, and helping them when he can.
Chuck was born and raised in the tiny village of Martinsville, Wisconsin. Growing up with 11 siblings, his family was the second largest industry in town. One of his favorite races is the 20 mile Syttende Mai Run from Madison to Stoughton in May of each spring and has completed 16 of them. He has also competed in a number of marathon races including; Madison, Milwaukee Lakefront, Chicago, Boston, Grandma's, Twin Cities, San Diego & Jacksonville. He also enjoys cycling on all the great country roads we have here in the Madison area. Chuck enjoys meeting new people through Fleet Feet pub runs and the Fleet Feet SpeedPLAY training. He has served several years as a pace group leader for The Madison Mini Marathon event. He thinks it's fascinating that each person has a unique story on why they run and by running with them you really get to know someone and what makes them tick.
Megan moved to Madison in the summer of 2010 looking for an outlet for her active lifestyle. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, she maintains her loyalty as a Cornhusker football fan but still enjoys taking in Badger and Packer events. Shortly after moving to Madison and joining Fleet Feet Sports, she fell in love with not only the “runner’s high,” but racing, the challenge of pushing her mileage, and camaraderie of other runners. Having loved the one-on-one interaction with her clients as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, it became clear after coaching several of Fleet Feet’s training programs and working with customers that she had found her calling in helping others discover the same joy she experienced in not just running, but living a healthy lifestyle. A devoted country music fan, Megan completed her first marathon in Nashville, TN on her birthday and continues to have the most fun participating in destination races. When she’s not heading up our training programs she can be found at the Great Dane eating Nakoma nachos.
Alice participated in one of our early No Boundaries programs and became hooked after training and running that first 5k ‘Diva Dash’. She loves group runs, training and running with friends and family. Alice is a frequent participant in local and regional events, including her first marathon in 2012. She also enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and family travels.
Matt was born and raised in McFarland, WI. Matt became more active later in life, after being coaxed into it by his wife, Amanda. He runs to honor the memory of his stillborn son, Frank, and to be a positive role model to his daughter, Ruth. While the running world may be newer to him, Matt is passionate and eager to help people on their journey towards an active lifestyle. He has participated in the No Boundaries program, and in the spring of 2013 was lucky enough to be a mentor in the group. He continues to push himself towards new distances and challenges in the active world. When not running, Matt can probably be found playing with Ruthie, taking in a Packer game, playing golf or disc golf, watching a goofy comedy movie, and definitely trying to make whomever is in his general vicinity laugh.
Julie is married with six kids. When not attending their many athletic events, she keeps sane by running and hanging out with other runners as often as she can. She became a runner after her second child was born in 2000 when she needed some adult interaction and began to sign up for races soon after. Julie has completed everything from 5Ks to marathons to her new favorite distance, the 50K Ultra. As a certified yoga instructor she also loves connecting with athletes in finding ways to use yoga as a perfect complement to their training. Her favorite thing to do at Fleet Feet is talk to customers about their fitness goals. She loves hearing their stories and finding ways to help them achieve whatever they are reaching for.
Bri grew up in Cross Plains, and developed a passion for running after she began going on runs with her mom the summer before starting 6th grade. Determined to become stronger, better, and faster as a runner, she decided to join Cross Country and Track & Field and continued both sports throughout high school. At UW-Eau Claire, she went on to run track her first two years of college, and continues to run races for fun. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Spanish minor. She is passionate about coaching and helping people accomplish their goals. She has loved having the opportunity to coach multiple programs for Fleet Feet Sports, including the Madison Mini Marathon, Allied Running Club, No Boundaries 5K &10K programs, and new this fall, the Madison Half and Full Marathon program!
Shannon moved to the Madison area in July 2014 with her two children and husband from Michigan. She ran cross country and track at Hillsdale College in Michigan, and continues to run competitively when she can squeeze it in. After working in a running specialty store in Michigan for the last eight years, Shannon knew that she wanted to continue to work within the running/active community because of the people you get to meet and help on a regular basis. Shannon has been racing a long time, anywhere from the mile to the marathon. The Boston Marathon this year was her favorite race, citing the phenomenal spectators, awesome fellow runners and challenging course as reasons why. Shannon also coaches our SpeedPLAY training. When not at work or running, Shannon enjoys dabbling in photography, reading, and enjoying time with her family and friends.
Peter was born and raised in Madison WI where he went to high school at James Madison Memorial. He ran both cross country and track but also did a little swimming. He then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he ran 4 years of cross country and track. He has completed one Half Ironman and one Marathon, but is eager to run many more in the future. He loves the outdoors and is always up for a pickup game of ultimate Frisbee! Come on in and meet Peter where he might tell you a goofy running story if you want to hear it or not.
Erin is a student at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, studying Health Promotion and Wellness. She's a Madison native and spends much of her time in the area and at Fleet Feet! She has always had a passion for fitness and recently discovered her love for running. The encouragement and friendships she found through the running community got her hooked. She's looking forward to her first 26.2 in summer 2015! When not out for a run, you might find Erin reading a good book, teaching group fitness, kayaking, walking her two dogs, cooking out with friends, or enjoying take-out Chinese.
Gretchen is originally from Seattle Washington and enjoys keeping active with running, cycling, trail running and competing in triathlons. In the winter months she also likes to ski. When she isn't working at Fleet Feet or out running she and her husband Troy, enjoy supporting their daughters at their athletic events and taking care of their dogs.
Angie is originally from Platteville, Wisconsin but has lived in the Madison area for seven years. She loves running to get some "me" time, to breath in the fresh air and have exciting conversations with running friends that inspire her. She has completed races from 5k to marathons and enjoys each distance for its degree of difficulty. When she is not working at Fleet Feet or out running she loves spending time with her family of four kids!
A.J. was born and raised in Madison, WI. He didn't start running until freshman year of college while playing baseball at MATC, and even though he didn't want to admit it, he was hooked. Several years later he entered his first race, the 20 mile Syttende Mai Run from Madison to Stoughton, 6 months after that, he finished his first marathon in Phoenix, AZ. Today, he's a big fan of runcations and the Wednesday night fun run at Fleet Feet.
Megan started out with Fleet Feet Madison over five years ago by completing the No Boundaries training program not once, but twice. Since that time she has completed too many half marathons to count, 4 full marathons and her first 50k in October of 2015. She has also participated in the training programs as a pacer and has paced several races in Madison. She has developed a strong love for running the trails in and around Madison, while balancing life as mother and wife. In addition to running, she enjoys teaching yoga at a few studios in the area. She is excited to be part of the Fleet Feet Team as a bookkeeper (yes she really does like numbers and accounting)!
Never having been a runner, or even a fast walker, Susan was first introduced to Fleet Feet after signing up for the Fall 2013 No Boundaries program. She came to quickly realize running, and being in a great community of runners, helped deal with the discomfort of being an "empty nester." She completed her first half marathon in February 2015 by taking a trip with the Destination Training group to Huntington Beach, CA. Her second half was completed in October 2015 with more on her schedule for 2016. Susan is thrilled to now be coaching the program that got her started in running - No Boundaries. Nothing brings a smile to Susan's face quicker than hearing and seeing the confidence, strength and pride the program's participants see in themselves.
Krista joined Fleet Feet Sports in the fall of 2015 as a Marketing Consultant. After 16 years in the bike industry, Krista's first love was cycling, but with two children and limited free time, running quickly became her outlet for fitness and 'me' time. She learned that she can pack a pair of running shoes and run at any hockey rink, lacrosse field or soccer field in the Midwest! In the summer her 12 and 8 year old children often join her for 5k events and sprint triathlons which warms her heart. Hiking, skiing, family overnight bike trips, kayaking and traveling are just a few of her favorite things.
Kaitie was born and raised in Columbus, WI. She studied Spanish Education and ESL and is now a 4 year old preschool teacher. She participated in her first Fleet Feet training program in the summer of 2015 and has loved the new found friendships running has opened up for her. Kaitie has completed 3 half marathons and has several more on her to do list. Her favorite races include the Lake Monona 20K, Madison Mini and the Columbus Firecracker 5. She dreams of running the Seville Marathon in Spain where she studied abroad in college. Kaitie loves the Madison area and enjoys company while running. If you keep talking, she'll keep running.
Sydnie recently joined the Fleet Feet team after moving back to Madison from the Seattle, Washington area where she attended Pacific Lutheran University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She has always harbored a great love for running, and participated in four years of cross country and track at Madison Memorial High School. Since then she has continued to run on her own, while also exploring other ways to stay active and still have fun. Sydnie loves a good challenge on a rock climbing wall, a sunny afternoon paddle boarding or kayaking, and even the occasional evening stroll. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, but in the mean time she is thoroughly enjoying her time coaching cross country at Edgewood High School and helping Madison stay fit with the rest of the Fleet Feet team.
Josh is new to the Madison area. He was a collegiate distance runner when the events of 9/11 happened. He finished the semester and spent the next 14 years enlisted in the US Army. While Josh still competes in the sports of running and triathlon, his greatest passion is helping others attain their goals through coaching and mentoring on the various aspects of endurance fitness.
Jake is from the small town of North Lake Wisconsin where he grew up in a blue-collar family that taught him respect, hard work, and dedication. He discovered running at a young age and has always been known as the running guy to his friends and family. In high school, he was a sprinter breaking school records and he and three other teammates for a relay became the first All Americans for track & field in their school’s history. In 2011 he discovered OCR (obstacle course races) and fell in love with all of it: the obstacles, getting muddy, the atmosphere and the OCR community of people is amazing. Now he is a competitive OCR and Trail runner, he runs multiple races around the Midwest. Along with being a run enthusiast, he has been a personal trainer and nutrition specialist since 2010. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, camping, and just wants to live life to the fullest!
Our team members are our most valuable asset. They are the ones that provide care to our life blood, our customers. So we have to be particular when choosing potential team members. We go to great lengths to look for amazing people that are willing to put others first and motivated to continually learn how to better serve our customers. Most of our team members were our customers first, so they appreciate the service we offer and understand the expectation for service that goes with being a part of this team.
Fleet Feet Sports is definitely a fun and rewarding place to work for people that have a passion for quality and guest service. From full time positions to family-friendly schedules, Fleet Feet Sports will work with you to match your career desires. Fleet Feet Sports can be a career; we offer wages well above the retail industry norm. After all, we want good people to join us, stay with us and grow with us.
The ideal candidates are people that are passionate about running, walking and triathlon, have retail experience, and a dynamic personality. Our sales positions offer flexible hours, great training, good pay, advancement opportunities and fun perks!
If you are interested in helping others and would like to work with the Fleet Feet team, please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact information and resume. You may also call Jessica at the store at 608-833-9999.