Our enthusiastic Fleet Feet outfitters offer individual attention and broad knowledge to everyone who walks through our doors. Whether you run, walk, seek a solution to pain, or simply need advice and motivation to lead a more active lifestyle, our experts can help!
Abby Andrews (Albany & Malta)
Abby Andrews joined Fleet Feet Albany and Malta from Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach. She started running cross country as an undergrad at Cazenovia College where she graduated in 2019. She has always run for fun and her favorite race distance is the 10K. Abby is currently attending grad school for counseling psychology, so she spends her free time reading and studying. She loves helping people find their perfect fit and loves ON shoes, which are so light and great to walk and run in.
Dale Broomhead (Albany)
Albany 5K Advanced and 10K Coach
Dale began working at Fleet Feet in the spring of 2014. He began running in high school to train for football and basketball and really enjoyed it. He continued running while in college at SUNY-Cortland and still enjoys it today. His favorite thing about running is the feeling you have after a run. His favorite place to run is at the University of Albany and Lions Park. Dale’s favorite distances and races are the Troy Turkey Trot 10K and the Kinderhook OK 5K. Dale enjoys the people he works with at Fleet Feet Albany and also enjoys coaching FFDP participants. He grew up in Lansingburgh and was lucky to teach physical education and coach XC and track for 36 years. The sport of running leads to many friendships and Dale’s current coaching of adult runners in Fleet Feet Albany’s 5K Advanced and 10K Programs continues that trend. Dale’s favorite product in the store are Feetures Socks — Try them on!
Patti Clark (Malta)
Training Program Coordinator, Albany & Malta
Patti has been with Fleet Feet in the Capital Region since 2006, and now works as both a Fit Associate and directing the training programs for both the Albany and Malta stores. When she's not busy with Fleet Feet, she enjoys strength training, antiques, summer campfires and chocolate. A native of Galway, New York, she particularly enjoys running in the Saratoga Spa State Park and her favorite product in the store is Balega socks.
Tony Comanzo (Albany)
Tony has been working at Fleet Feet Albany since 2019. His favorite places to run are in the city of Schenectady and the bike path. Tony likes working at Fleet Feet because he is working with his friends every day. He also enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends. Tony is a Computer Science and Applied Mathematics major at the University of Albany. When not running, Tony keeps up with his water drinking, does computer programming projects, jams out with friends, and serves as president of the UAlbany Running Club. Tony is from the Town of Colonie and graduated from Niskayuna High School, where he started running in 10th grade. He favors the Balega Blister Resist socks — Mohair is black magic.
Ben Fazio (Albany)
Inventory Buyer, Fit Associate
Ryan Fox (Albany)
Ryan Fox has been working at Fleet Feet Albany since 2017. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Ryan started running at the age of twelve and loves how running connects him to nature and allows him to explore the woods. His favorite place to run is Acadia National Park. Ryan likes longer distances. His favorite is the marathon and in his spare time he hikes (and bikes) long distances. In 2018, Ryan thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and the next year did most of the Pacific Crest Trail. In the fall of 2019, he biked from Albany to NYC! He is currently a University at Albany graduate student studying to be a history teacher. His current running shoe is the Hoka Clifton, which he finds super lightweight, but supportive.
Jake Johnson (Albany)
Jake began running when he was very young and he attributes his initial introduction and subsequent love for the sport to his mother, whose love for running rubbed off on him. His favorite place to run is the Pine Bush in Albany and his favorite racing distance is 1000 meters. He started working at Fleet Feet in 2016 and is excited to introduce people to the sport. In addition to running, Jake plays basketball and enjoys hiking. Jake is from Colonie, graduated from Colonie High School, and is currently attending SUNY-Albany. His favorite product in the store is the Addaday Stick Massage Roller because when used properly it really can help cure some running issues.
Keith Jordan (Malta)
Store Manager, Malta
Keith Jordan likes the simplicity and calmness of running, particularly at the Saratoga Spa State Park. He favors distances between 800-meters and 5K. When not managing our Malta store, Keith coaches XC and track at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, where he has helped athletes to progress since 2011. A runner in high school in Millis, Massachusetts, and in college at UMASS, Keith moved to the Capital Region in 1989 and began working at Fleet Feet Malta in 2013. While he has many favorite products in the store, at the top of his list right now is the Aftershokz headset.
John Kenworthy (Malta)
When he’s not working at Fleet Feet Malta, John Kenworthy is the Head Coach for Men's and Women's XC and Track at Siena College. John grew up in Gloversville and ran for 6 years at Gloversville High and then at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, from 2005-2010. John muses, “As an athlete, my favorite part of running was getting out the door every day with some of my closest friends. The time you spend running with someone builds a bond unlike any other. Over the years, I've come to appreciate where running has brought me personally, physically, and geographically as an athlete and a coach. I've seen so much of the world through runs and travelling for running.” His top local spot to run is the Vischer Ferry Preserve. John joined Fleet Feet in the fall of 2016 and his favorite product in the store, by far, is the Honey Stinger Vanilla Waffles.
Steven Lindsay (Albany)
Steven Lindsay discovered running in 2017 and enjoys finding new places during his workouts. His favorite location to run is in the mountains of the Catskills. One of the reasons he likes working at Fleet Feet Albany is being around people who share the same hobby. A current student, Steven spends the time that he is not running studying and napping. He’s a big fan of the R8 massage roller.
Keith Machabee (Albany)
Keith has been working at Fleet Feet Albany since 2017. He started running as part of the Delmar Track and Field Youth Program and his favorite thing about running is the competitive aspect of the sport. Keith enjoys running in Thacher Park and his favorite racing distance is 10,000 meters. What he enjoys most about working at Fleet Feet is educating fellow runners. Keith is a graduate student at the University at Albany, and enjoys hiking, cycling, and coaching at Bethlehem. Keith grew up in Delmar, New York, went to school at Bethlehem Central High School and the University at Albany. His favorite product in the store is the R8 massage roller.
Cassie McLaughlin (Malta)
Cassie McLaughlin, a resident of Clifton Park and currently a student at Shenendehowa High School, started running by joining the outdoor track team in 2017. She now runs cross-country and track. “I love the feeling you get after running. along with the fact that all you need is a pair of sneakers to pursue the sport,” says Cassie. Her favorite place to run is the Saratoga Battlefield (Saratoga National Historical Park). She enjoys racing the 5K distance as well as the 800 meter event during outdoor track. Outside of running, she likes to cook and enjoys learning about science/biology. Saucony’s Freedom ISO is her favorite shoe.
Taylor Mead (Albany)
Taylor has been working at Fleet Feet since September 2015. She was introduced to running in fifth grade when she ran the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K with her mom. It was only, however, during high school that she really began to love running. Taylor is a sprinter at heart, but alternates between the 5K and the half marathon as her current favorite racing distances. She really enjoys helping people with their running questions and her experience coaching track at Guilderland helps her to precisely address those questions. In addition to coaching, Taylor goes to crossfit and plays with her German Shepherd — Ace! Taylor graduated from Marist College. Her favorite product at Fleet Feet are compression socks which help a lot with her sprinter calves that are always tight.
Nick Miller (Malta)
Nick Miller’s favorite thing about running is the camaraderie. He’s been a runner since the 7th grade and enjoys running on the dirt roads outside of Troy. Nick grew up in Endwell, New York, where he ran for Maine-Endwell High School and then he ran at Siena College. A big fan of the 2k distance, when he’s not working at Fleet Feet, Nick is an assistant track and XC coach at Siena. Nick has worked at Fleet Feet since 2016 and his favorite product is the Vanilla Honey Stinger Waffle in the nutrition section of the store.
Jack Nabozny (Albany)
Jack has been working at Fleet Feet Albany since 2015. He started running in ninth grade when his friends all started running for a school team. His favorite place to run is in Olana and his preferred race distance is either 10K or 15K. In 2020, Jack will bring his long-time long-distance running experience to the Fleet Feet training programs as he assists with the 13.1 and 26.2 programs at Albany. When not running and working at Fleet Feet, Jack enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He particularly likes hanging out with his grandchildren. Jack is from Hudson, New York. His favorite product in the store is Hammer CBD.
Janice Phoenix (Albany)
Store Manager, Albany
Janice Phoenix joined our team in 2007 and she enjoys meeting new people and working with great employees at Fleet Feet Albany. She started running as a way to keep in shape and likes the solitude of the sport. Her preferred race distance is the 15K, where she finds the Maurten Gel nutrition products make running a little easier. When she's not at Fleet Feet or running, Janice occasionally works for a law firm. She grew up in Schenectady.
Dave Powers (Malta)
The sights, smells, and sensations from being outside are what intrigue Dave Powers when he’s out for a run. His favorite distance is the 5K. He began running while in college, to train for competitive rowing at Boston University. When not running, Dave continues to row and also is very involved with the cycling community, distributing high-end bicycles and related accessories. Dave grew up in Schenectady, worked internationally, and returned to the Capital Region with his family in 2006. He has worked at Fleet Feet since 2018. His favorite product is the New Balance Fresh Foam More.
TJ Randall (Albany)
TJ Randall, who will graduate from Shaker High School in 2020, started working at Fleet Feet in 2018. He has been running since 7th grade, when a coach asked him to join the team. He runs cross-country, indoor and outdoor track for his high school and his favorite distance is the mile. On his feet, TJ is a big fan of the Mizuno Wave Rider.
Andrew Serafino (Albany)
Andrew Serafino has worked at Fleet Feet Albany since 2016 and took up running after college to stay in shape and provide stress relief. His favorite place to run is The Crossings of Colonie. He enjoys the culture of Fleet Feet, along with working with people who motivate you to live a healthier, happier life. Andrew grew up playing hockey and played division III at SUNY-Canton while majoring in sports management with a minor in business administration. In addition to hockey, Andrew is extremely passionate about baseball and football and might be the biggest Giants fan on the planet. Unfortunately, he works with an Eagles fan (See Eric Young’s bio). His favorite products in the store are the Goodr sunglasses: “So many different styles and you can’t beat the price.”
Samantha Simmons (Malta)
A native of Troy, Samantha Simmons started running in middle school for the modified track team and pursued both cross-country and track at Mechanicville High School. She loves the way running clears her mind, and her favorite place to run is the Saratoga Spa State Park. She has worked at Fleet Feet Malta since 2019 and her favorite race distance is the half marathon, because there is enough time to make strategic moves but also have fun. Outside of work and running, Samantha likes to attend concerts and different events with friends. Her current running goal is to train strong throughout the winter in her favorite product, the New Balance 880.
Andrew Van Slyke (Albany)
Andrew Van Slyke started running in 2014 when he was looking for new opportunities in varsity sports while in high school. Andrew’s favorite part of running is the constant ability to improve your previous results. His favorite racing distance is the half and full marathon, and he recently ran the Chicago Marathon to complete his first. He is currently a graduate student in forensic accounting at the University at Albany and in his spare time enjoys snow skiing and enjoying the outdoors. His favorite product in the store is the Nike Vomero 14.
John Williams-Searle (Albany)
Director of Marketing
John has been working at Fleet Feet Albany for a little over five years. He started running in middle school as a way to get in shape for soccer and soon figured out that he liked running better. One of his favorite things about the sport is when you achieve “flow” on a run — there is really nothing quite like it. One of his favorite places to run is along the Corning bike path; also running along the beach, which he doesn’t get to do often enough. His favorite race distance is five miles — you’ve got to train for speed and endurance. His favorite thing about working at Fleet Feet Albany is figuring out various fit conundrums and then getting customers into a comfortable pair of running shoes. He also really enjoys launching new runners on their journey. In his spare time, John enjoys watching films, sci-fi television, reading, and cooking. He is originally from Rochester, New York, and went to college at Oberlin, Ohio, and graduate school at the University of Iowa. His current favorite product in the store — it is hard to choose just one — are Maurten gels. They are rather miraculous.
Eric Young (Albany)
After realizing he was one of the faster kids in his neighborhood, Eric Young took up running in eighth grade and joined the modified cross country team. He likes how running makes him feel physically as well as mentally. Eric’s favorite places to run are Lions Park and the University of Albany track. Outside of working at Fleet Feet Albany, where he enjoys listening to customers’ backgrounds, running with the Fleet Feet Running Club and the training groups, and hanging out with his awesome co-workers, Eric likes spending time with family and friends. Eric is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan – “Fly Eagles Fly!” – and manages to go once or twice a year to watch them play. He’s from Latham, New York, and graduated from Shaker High School and Hudson Valley Community College. Eric is a big fan of the NUUN product line, which helps him with his workouts, as well as recovery.