Bert’s storied career began in 1974 after graduating from UNC with a master’s degree in public health. He worked as a family planning counselor, a budget and planning analyst for the National Institute of Mental Health, and a local health director, among other jobs, that paved the way for his current role as an accountant at Fleet Feet. Now, he provides advisory services to franchisees and ensures their financial transactions are recorded accurately.

Originally from Modesto, Calif., Bert now lives in Chapel Hill with his wife. They have two grown children. Bert’s annual office toy drive has become a staple at Fleet Feet during the holidays, topped off by an in-office cookie party hosted by him and his wife.