"I love running. It has led to many exciting opportunities in my life. Running gave me a scholarship to Fresno State, a beautiful wife who I met on the track team at State, a chance to compete in the 2000 Olympic Team Trials and was the driving force behind opening Sierra Running Co., now Fleet Feet Sports, over 10 years ago. Running has been a part of my life for over 25 years and I still look forward to lacing up my shoes! Fitting people and sharing my passion for the sport is what I love to do."
Andrea ran Cross Country and Track for Woodland High School, American River College, and then at Fresno State. She has completed a number of marathons and half-marathons and holds PR’s of 3:35 and 1:29 respectively. On October 11, 2014 she competed in her first Ironman World Championship. She is a member of TC3 and Sierra Challenge Express (as long as she still gets her beauty sleep). Her favorite trainers are the Nike Pegasus and the Altra Torin. As Andrea puts it, “My favorite part of working at Fleet Feet is helping people find solutions so that they can achieve in their fitness goals!”
General Manager/ Training Group Coach
Kyle has been in the running scene for over 20 years. He competed locally for Buchanan High School and Fresno State. Since then, he has traded all weather tracks and cross country courses for the roads and trails of ultra marathon events. Along with managing the store he is a training group coach and many participants will attest that he is a great coach to have. Kyle, “finds joy in helping the beginner runner get started or the experienced runner better their times”. Outside of work, relaxing, enjoying a nice cold beer, and spending time outdoors with friends and family are at the top of his list!
FIT Specialist / Team Sales Director
Mikel was a Division II State XC Champion and Footlocker National qualifier at Clovis High School and specialized in steeplechase at the University of Nebraska. He no longer competes but enjoys running as one of his many hobbies. Mikel has been with the shop since 2012 and is thankful that he has a chance to work in a business that specializes in something that he loves. Aside from athletics and work he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife, producing electronic music, and supporting Liverpool FC (YNWA!).
FIT Specialist / Inventory Manager
Tabitha is a soccer player convert. She played for West Hills College before taking an interest in running. In 2014 she ran her first half marathon and plans to continue the trend. Aside from helping customers find the right shoes she helps make sure the shop is stocked with all of the goodies it needs!
FIT Specialist / Training Group Director
David is an experienced ultra marathoner and running enthusiast. In February of 2010 David ran his first 50k two months later he ran a 50 miler and then capped it off with his first 100 miler in August (The Headlands 100). The longer events have special place in his heart. As he tells it, "I really enjoy the 100 mile distance because it's mentally and physically exhausting, but very fulfilling." When he's not running David enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He currently holds a purple belt and is working towards his brown belt.
Savanah is a former high school band member turned runner. She currently attends at Fresno State as a Kinesiology major and enjoys running and yoga in her free time. She completed her first half marathon in 2014 and looks forward to future races in the years to come. Her favorite parts of working at a Fleet Feet are meeting people with a passion for running and introducing the sport to new customers.
Kristian is another convert to running but this time from baseball! He developed an interest in running when he started at Fresno State, where he is currently pursuing a Business Degree in Sports Marketing. Since starting college, Kristian has completed 5 half marathons and 1 full marathon and looks forward to participating in more events.
Kyle "Pace" Grossman
Kyle is a bit of a local running hero. He has raced distances from the 1600m in high school to half marathons after graduating. He has spent the last two summers doing his part to help around the shop.
Keryn has been a runner for over 14 years. She was a sprinter in high school and then continued running into adulthood (mostly because it's cheaper therapy). She started at Fleet Feet (formerly Sierra Running Company) as a Fit Specialist and is now the Marketing Manager. She particularly enjoys working with new runners and hearing their inspiring stories. What thrills her: running, cooking with local ingredients, yoga, humanitarian projects, reading autobiographies & post-its.