Aaron McCray - Store Operations Manager
Aaron was raised in Chester, Virginia, where he ran for Thomas Dale’s cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track program all four years of high school. In college, he competed for George Mason University for a year before joining the university’s triathlon club. Prior to Fleet Feet, he worked with Potomac River Running in Fairfax, Virginia. In all accounts, he is a shoe dog; devoted to the continuous learning, selling, and buying of footwear. He is always looking for the next addition to his running resume: he’s ran races starting at distances on the track to the 50-mile distance.
Beth Glover - Retail Experience Manager
Born and raised in Richmond, Beth returned after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She began running as a way of getting back into shape after recovering from an ACL reconstruction a few years prior. She fell in love with the sport, the community, and all things health and fitness related. Beth is an active SEAL Team PT member, Beachbody Fitness Coach, adventure racer, and five-time marathoner with more to come! She is thrilled that her passions for fashion, fitness, and giving back to the community all come together as a part of the Fleet Feet team.
Jason Driscoll - Marketing/Community Outreach Coordinator
Jason has been an active member of the Richmond running community for the past 5 years after moving here from Northern Virginia. In college he competed as a cross country and track athlete at the University of Mary Washington and also assistant coached there for one season. Here in Richmond he enjoys long runs utilizing the James River trail system and racing in the occasional 5k or 10k. Jason is a self-proclaimed "big nerd" when it comes to running shoes and loves to use his experience to help people find the right shoes for them as well as give training advice to beginners and veterans alike.
Seth is a native Virginian who has called Richmond home for the past 4 years. He has experience running middle-distance indoor/outdoor track in high school and has developed a love over the past decade for distance running. He completed the 2013 Blue Ridge Marathon in his hometown of Roanoke, and has enjoyed running everything from 10k's to half-marathons in Richmond. He is happy to meet all of your fitness needs and goals, and will probably ask you about your favorite running, walking, hiking, and cycling routes.
Spencer Blanton - Running Club Coordinator & Digital Marketing Manager
Originally from Richmond, Spencer moved back after college in South Carolina to be closer to her family. In high school, she participated in tennis and track, which led to the completion of her first half marathon in 2012. Since then, she has continued to play tennis and run. When she is bored, you can find her wandering the aisles of Target debating if she needs any of what she has picked up. She absolutely loves being a part of the Fleet Feet family and helping the Richmond community be more active!
Emily Stroetzel - Footwear Buyer
Ian McDonald - Accessory Buyer
Lina Garada - Event Coordinator
Lina Garada lives and breathes design. She’s a Richmond native who embarked to Virginia Tech to pursue a degree in Industrial Design. Little did she know, that it would be here, that she would fall in love with the mountains and the wonderful world of endurance sports. Simultaneously, it was in Blacksburg that she really came to understand the definition, benefits, and finesse of tight-knit community. Excited to be back in the RVA, Lina continues to take her love for design and playing outdoors to help build and empower the local community. Currently she is working on raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis through training for a half Ironman.
Paul Murphy - Workplace Fit Coordinator
Paul, a native of Baltimore (or as he would put it: our resident Baltimoron), has been with us since February of 2019. He participated in cross-country in high school, but he became much more serious about his running after finishing college. Paul is focusing most of his training on the marathon distance, and he hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon in the next few years. Paul loves his new home in Richmond, and if you see him out running, make sure to say hello.
Sam Harris - Outreach Coordinator
Born in South Jersey, Sam graduated from UMass Amherst in 2017 with a degree in Sport Management. He has played soccer and tennis from an early age, which is where his passion for fitness began. Sam recently moved to the city of Richmond in early 2019, and has loved it ever since.
Brady Weller - Apparel Buyer
Brady comes from Baltimore, MD where he completed a Bachelor's degree in writing and did graduate studies in theology. Besides selling shoes and finding great new apparel, Brady likes to play and coach soccer, help people with their workouts, and try out all of the Richmond restaurants. Brady has run mid-distance and distance track and cares about proper running form, diet and nutrition, and the benefits of massage! On the side, Brady owns and operates a wedding DJ business that services Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and beyond!
Cabell Franklin - Digital Marketing Assistant
Cabell is a Richmond native and has been a runner for most of her life. She is a former cross country and track runner for Atlee high school where her love for the sport grew. Aside from her passion for running, she is an avid hiker, biker, and loves everything outdoors! She is now pursuing long distance races and triathlons. Cabell very excited to be apart of the Fleet Feet family and help give back to the RVA community!
Beth Diefenthaler - Outfitter
Beth grew up in the Museum District of RVA. She began running during college. After college she began teaching and coaching cross country at a local middle school. She has participated in every distance from 5ks to marathons, but her favorite distance is the 13.1. When not found at RVA’s best running store, she can be found supporting her 2 boys on the sidelines of soccer and cross country or dipping a line in the James River.
Megan Edwards - Outfitter
Megan is a native Atlantan who has lived in Richmond since 2005 and has been a runner for most of her life. She ran track and played soccer at Emory University, and enjoys competing in Olympic distance triathlons and CrossFitting. Megan comes from a clinical research background, but has a passion for coaching kids and helping people realize their fitness goals. She currently coaches JV cross country at St. Catherine's School and manages her small personal training business. Megan's favorite part of working at Fleet Feet is being surrounded by lovers of running and helping customers find the best products to enhance their running experience. Her husband, Matt, second grader Erin, and dog Griffin keep her busy at home. Megan is training for the Richmond half marathon and is really enjoying talking with everyone about their upcoming races!
Meghan Nguyen - Outfitter
Meghan is a recent transplant to RVA. She fell for running shortly after college and is still head over heels in love. She comes from a background in sports, fitness, & event management. The past decade has provided her with the daily opportunity to build agility, speed, and endurance through raising four young children. She has completed two marathons, three half marathons and many other shorter distance races. She is currently training for the Richmond Marathon. Meghan is very excited to be a part of the Fleet Feet team and helping people move comfortably.
Terra Barry - Outfitter
Terra is a recent addition to the Richmond scene and is from Leesburg, VA. She has lived in RVA for over a year and in her spare time loves exploring and running around the trails and parks Richmond has to offer!
Kat Edwards - Outfitter
Kat has made the trek from Northern Michigan to Richmond for the summer. She is studying Sports Science and Nutrition at Northern Michigan University, located at the tippy top of the Upper Peninsula. Ask her about it and she'll show you where that is on her hand! Having run 11 out of the 19 years of her life, she is branching out into Triathlon training as well as CrossFit. Passionate about all things running and training, she enjoys sharing her love of activities with the community.
Kat Swaine - Outfitter
Kat has been a member of the Richmond community for almost ten years. She started running a few years ago after back surgery cut her volleyball career short. When she’s not at work she can be found hiking, talking about herself, and exploring the Richmond food scene.
Joy Voss - Outfitter
Joy is a Midwestern transplant who now calls Richmond home. Her running life started on the soccer field at the age of 5. Serendipitously, her parents entered her in a 5k when she was 8 years old; She stopped to tie her shoes and pull up her knee-high socks and won the race. Needless to say, she was hooked. She took her running through high school and college, 7 marathons (ask her which one was her favorite), but now does more running after her 3 children. She loves mixing up her fitness routine with Bikram yoga and, most recently, CrossFit. Although she studied Economics in college, she has recently completed her education to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (currently studying for her licensure Board Exam). She loves to share her knowledge of injury prevention. Come in and ask her a question!
Hannah Ballowe - Store Greeter
Hannah graduated from St. Catherine's School this year, where she competed in Cross Country as well as Track and Field. She will be going to Virginia Tech in the fall to continue competing in Cross Country and Track while pursuing a major in Biology. Her favorite place to run in the Richmond area is Pocahontas State Park.