John is the owner of Fleet Feet Greensboro & High Point since 2003. John graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and went on to earn a Master's degree from the US Army/Baylor University Physical Therapy program. During his time at Eastern Kentucky, he competed as a collegiate athlete in tennis and swimming which transformed his love for triathlons in 1996.
John is a proud husband to his wife Liz, and father to his three children: Matthew, Alexandra, and Brandon. One of his main goals at Fleet Feet/Off ‘N Running is to provide each customer with excellent care and service.
Originally from Ohio, Cherie moved to Greensboro to attend UNC Greensboro to finish her studies. At age 40, Cherie decided to start running. She is now training for her 5th marathon. When she is not working or running, Cherie enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their three daughters, Claire, Christina and Caroline.
Fun fact: Cherie's past careers allow her to be able to color your hair, make you a cocktail and embroider a towel while flying at 10,000 feet.
Kelly began working at Fleet Feet in February of 2014. A product of competitive tennis, Kelly took a full ride to Duke where she focused her studies in Markets and Management. She recently took up running as an exercise outlet and recently completed her first half marathon. When she is not working, she is enjoying time with her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Julia.
Fun fact: Kelly played all four Majors on the WTA Tour.
Originally from Michigan, Mandy moved to Greensboro in 2010. She took up running when she lived in Boston and started back up about 4 years and 3 marathons ago. She is planning on entering the world of ultra marathons next fall. When she is not running, she is spending her time with her husband, Justin, (who she met after a 5 mile trail run) dog, Shenanigans, and cat, Trouble.
Fun fact - Her first ever running race was a marathon.
Originally from Ontario, Canada, Kathi and her husband moved to Greensboro in 2010. She has been a recreational runner for over 30 years and she coached cross country and triathlon for many years at the high school where she was employed. One of the first things they did when they moved to town was find the local running store (Offn Running at the time) where they met a very friendly and welcoming group of people, and the rest is history! Kathi has been a Fleet Feet store employee for almost 2 years and belongs to our Streakers Training Program group.
Fun fact: Kathi's favorite place to run and race is on the trails and she often joins our Wednesday night trail running group.
Stevven is a local to the area attending Ragsdale High School and Appalachian State University. He ran track and cross country at both schools and performed a high level. Some of his accomplishments include: 2001 and 2002 State XC Champion while at Ragsdale; 2015 USATF 10 Mile State Champion; 2013 and 14' Greensboro Race Series champion. Stevven has been with Fleet Feet for almost two years now and he's loved every moment of it. This is his third season coaching the Funner Runners, aka #stevvenpowered, in High Point and it has been a great experience
Gina is originally from Minnesota but LOVES North Carolina! Her and her hubby, Jason have 3 wonderful children.....Carrie, Alison and Nathan. Jason and Gina are late bloomers to running. In 2009 they ran their first race, the Inaugural Palmetto Half and they were hooked! Since then they have run many races as a family. One of Gina's greatest joys is watching her children cross that finish line. Gina was the CEO of our household for many years and started working at Fleet Feet Sports fall of 2014. This job has been a blessing in so many ways. As a cancer survivor, she wanted to give back and give people hope. In turn that has all come back to her by being surrounded by a fabulous FF team and our amazing customers.
As a minion fourth grader, Coach Jen won her first cross-country race, and thus, a running monster was born. She continued on to run competitively for Bethel High School (CT) and Lehigh University (PA). After moving with her husband, Mike, to Greensboro, Coach Jen began marathoning in 2009 and set her 2:58 PR at the Philadelphia Marathon only 11 months after her son, Logan Rhys, was born. Coach Jen has been with Fleet Feet/Off’n Running Sports for over five years and created the very popular Streakers program in 2011. Now heading into its 12th session, participation has increased by over FIVE TIMES since inception. As a USA Track and Field (USATF) and Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach, Coach Jen has cumulatively produced thousands of PRs, not to mention numerous Boston Marathon qualifiers. Coach Jen’s training philosophy lies heavily in quality over quantity, proper recovery techniques, and making sure running adds fulfillment and happiness to life, not stress.
Julie has been running for eight years and gives credit to her husband, Bill, for getting her started. She has maintained a good fitness level but he encourages her to include running in her exercise plan. When not running, Julie enjoys body pump at the Y and biking on the greenway. Over the past year Julie has had the opportunity to coach the Beginner No Boundaries, Funner Runner Half Marathon and 10k Training programs from the Fleet Feet High Point Store. Currently, she coaches No Boundaries in Greensboro. The most rewarding part about coaching the beginner group is seeing the smile on their face after completing their first 5k race and shouting "I did it!"
Fun fact: When not coaching at Fleet Feet, Julie enjoy running with the Blueliners and Greensboro Running Club.
Leigh comes to us as a Personal Trainer in High Point, NC. She moved to High Point with her husband from Harrisonburg, Virginia. Leigh loves being active and has a passion for helping others get active and stay active. Running, biking, lifting weights, and boxing are some of the things she does to keep it fun.
Fun fact: The biggest challenge Leigh has ever done is the Augusta Half Iron Man! Gotta keep moving!
Tara is one of those "late in life" runners starting when she was 48. After making some serious life changes and losing a significant amount of weight, she took up running. It took Tara 6 weeks to be able to run a mile nonstop in about 18 minutes. 7 weeks later, she ran in the Women's Only 5K and was hooked on racing. 2 years later she ran her 1st marathon. Running has taught Tara a lot about herself and has shown her that you can do anything once you put your mind to it!!
Fun fact: Tara played coed softball in the Fall. Her favorite race is the Law Enforcement 5K because of the charity it benefits, the Special Olympics.
Emily has been employed by Off'n Running/Fleet Feet Greensboro since 2008. She brings over 20 years of running experience with her and enjoys talking to customers about running, walking and being active. Competitive running started for her in high school where she was a member of Tennessee State Championship teams for cross country and track. Her success earned her a scholarship to run for East Tennessee State University, where she competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. Emily received her bachelors degree in nutrition and a masters degree in sports studies. Since college, she has run 4 marathons and countless road races at varying distances. Her favorite race distance is 10 miles. She also helps coach kids of all ages through Crazy Running, Greensboro Day School and local homeschool groups.
Fun Fact: Emily met her husband at a group run and can now be found pushing their son around town in a jogging stroller.
Taylor has been with the Fleet Feet family since September 2015. She is currently attending the UNCG to attain the necessary prerequisites to apply to medical school. Shortly after becoming a fit specialist, she ran her first half marathon with her dad. Taylor took up running after having to give up soccer when she was twelve. Her passion lies in injury prevention and treatment as she does lower leg research for the University. Taking good care of your body is essential to a happy run!
Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and information to Fleet Feet. He is a licensed PTA with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. He is a true runner at heart, enjoying long scenic runs over any other short distance road races. Although, he began racing as a cyclist and continued to race in college at Appalachian State.
Fun fact: The Smoky Mountain ultra relay was the most fun he's ever had running. He claims he's weird because he wants minimal shoes for trails but wants high cushioned Hoka's on the road.
I have lived in Greensboro all my life. I first fell in love with running when I was a little kid through my father, who is a big runner. I ran all 4 years in high school, and am currently running on scholarship at Catawba College. I am studying Sports Management.