Carol Gilpin, Owner of Fleet Feet Vacaville, has been active through running, walking, and triathlon for 30 plus years. Prior to opening Fleet Feet Vacaville in 2004 she was a Registered Dietitian specializing in Diabetes Education and Sports Nutrition. Her passion in running started in 1990 when she watched finishers of the Long Beach Marathon and she vowed to run that exact race the following year. She did in fact run that race and has since run over 50 races ranging from the marathon distance (26.2 miles) up to 50 miles! When asked what is her favorite thing about having a Fleet Feet is, she responded "I love helping the community through fitness and financial support. I also love that my 3 daughters have grown up in my store, worked for me, and worked for other Fleet Feet's while attending college- that's pretty cool!" She is passionate about health and fitness and strives to bring a unique experience to the community. When not running, (either the store or getting those miles in) Carol spends time with her family and enjoys socializing with her husband, winemaker John Gilpin. Carol is a great example of how to have a successful business while still enjoying life and creating time for her family.
Natasha "Tasha" Hite – Floor ManagerFavorite Running Location:Running around the neighborhood with my husband and kiddos!Most Memorable Race:Yosemite Half-MarathonFun Fact About Me:I was the 2007 Washington State Dairy Princess.Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:1.) lululemon Fast and Free tight ; 2.) New Balance 1080 ; 3.) Brooks Dare Racerback braWhy do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville?I love that at Fleet Feet - Vacaville we are a family! We help make peoples lives better and our family is always growing.
Amberley McKenzie – Assistant ManagerFavorite Outdoor Activity:Most Memorable Fitness Memory:Fun Fact About Me:Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:Hands down, my Addaday Torch Massager.Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville? Helping the new customers through the whole fit process and seeing their reactions to a new comfortable shoe or insole makes working here exciting.
Elizabeth Engle- Resident "Sock Lady" & Outfitter
Fitness Goal: To stay healthy, fit and active my whole life long.
Interesting Fact About Me: I went to college on a theater scholarship.
Favorite Race: Hands down, Big Sur Marathon
Favorite Product: Garmin Fenix 5. It helps me keep track of my mileage and fitness goals. At a glance I can see what my weekly, monthly or even yearly mileage is and stay encouraged to keep getting out there and keep moving.
What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Encouraging others to get out there and get fit. Also helping the customer, whose feet hurt terribly, find the right products to make them feel better. Oliver Abundez-Dominguez- Marketing Coordinator & Outfitter
Favorite Running Location: Long runs starting at Coronado Beach and down the Silver Strand! Can't beat the San Diego cool breeze and soaking your legs in the water post-run!
Most Memorable Race:Bill Delinger Cross Country Invitational 2016 - rewarded me with an 8k PR and helped me tap into a new competitive mentality!
Fun Fact About Me:I play soccer with my girlfriend and puppy, Baloo, every night!
Go-To Running Gear:Hoka Clifton... I jumped on the Hoka train with the Clifton 2 and haven't hopped off since!
Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville?I enjoy researching and trying new running product, but I love sharing my favorite product to customers the most! The Vacaville community is eager to learn and there's no better feeling than a customer finding a shoe/apparel item/accessory that will make a difference in their day-to-day activities! Jaime Erickson – Receiving & Inventory SpecialistFitness Goal: To stay healthy and fit and continue to lift all the weights
Interesting Fact About Me: I was named after the bionic women Jaime SummersFavorite Race/Fitness Competition: Favorite Product: All the lululemon leggings!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Everyone is so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Anita Hagen – OutfitterFitness Goal:To Keep Moving Forward, To Keep Learning, Joie De Vivre & To Do Epic Stuff!Interesting Fact About Me: I am a monthly sponsor to Josephine Sparkle Pants, an adorable loveable pony at Lucky One’s Ranch (a non-profit animal sanctuary) in Vacaville!Favorite Race:The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000K/Back Across Tennessee 2000KFavorite Product: Garmin Forerunner 45. Love that it tracks my runs, walks, hikes & yoga. It’s terrific! And the pop of red is awesome.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I love the people, the training programs, hearing what brings a person in and being able to help them. Blake Miles – OutfitterFavorite Running Location:Pena Adobe and Mt. Diablo!Most Memorable Race:Disneyland Half-MarathonFun Fact About Me:I'm a Vanden High School robotics team mentor for welding. Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:My Garmin 945 and Altra Torins.Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville? The atmosphere is fun and the people are nice! Gaby Constantino – Outfitter Favorite Running Location:Most Memorable Race:Fun Fact About Me:Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville? Kendall Rewick – OutfitterFavorite Running Location:Lagoon ValleyMost Memorable Race:Shamrockin' in Sacramento because it was my first half marathon.Fun Fact About Me:I go to college at Chico State and work at Fleet Feet Chico when I am up there.Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:My Fast and Free lululemon running tights.Why do I love Fleet Feet - VacavilleI have grown up in this store so it holds a special place in my heart. Being able to come to work and help people feel more comfortable whether it is for medical reasons, for work, or for exercise is something that I love to do. Mary Lynn Askin– OutfitterFavorite Outdoor Activity:GardeningMost Memorable Race:My first, and only, marathon in Napa, CA. My whole family - 3 children and husband were there, and they made signs to cheer me on. It was a great day. 3-1-2020.Fun Fact About Me:My dad, brother, first husband, and second husband are all named John! Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:CEP Compression socks. I love the support!Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville?Everyone at the store sincerely wants to get you the best fit in a shoe! And everyone, customers too, are enthusiastic about their sport and fitness - it's great! Nathan Hefner – OutfitterFavorite Running Location:I love trail running in Rockville!Most Memorable Race:Doing my first 32 mile race in the Arizona desert!Fun Fact About Me:I've never run a marathon. I skipped straight to the ultra-distance.Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:My Nathan running vest.Why do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville?The staff is the best. Most fun loving and knowledgeable people out there. Ron Rondares – OutfitterFavorite Outdoor Activity:You name it! Give me a trail, climb, run, swim... Anything outside!Most Memorable Race:My first marathon in San Francisco. I was supposed to run my first half-marathon that day, but ended up making it a full!Fun Fact About Me:I'm funny when I'm not hungry! Gear I Can't Leave My House Without:Nathan Hydration VestWhy do I love Fleet Feet - Vacaville?It's a place to make friends and enjoy outdoor activities.