Not many people can say they started working at the age of 4, but Dani can, when she began working at her grandfather’s produce stand, weighing vegetables and charming customers as only a 4-year-old can. That early start paved the way for a passionate and committed career rooted in helping and serving people through human resources.

Born and raised in San Jose, Calif., Dani graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business administration. Before coming to Fleet Feet in 2017, Dani spent seven years working at PetSmart Inc., as well as several years working at Epcor Utilities in Edmonton, Canada, after her husband Dean’s profession brought them to the Great White North.

As Fleet Feet’s senior director of human resources, Dani oversees the HR team and is responsible for culture, employee development, performance and talent management, employee relations, payroll, and compensation, among other responsibilities. Since arriving at Fleet Feet, Dani has implemented new programs, resources, and initiatives to help drive employee development and engagement for the Store Support Team and franchisees.

Dani lives in Holly Springs with her husband and their two children, Camryn and Ryan.