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.
MEET OUR TEAM:
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.
Natasha Hite – Floor Manager, Footwear Buyer & OutfitterFitness Goal: To run the Golden State 1/2 Series.
Interesting Fact About Me: I was Miss Washington State Dairy Princess in 2007.Favorite Race: Yosemite 1/2 Marathon.Favorite Product: Brooks Launch running shoe.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I am new to the area and I get to meet so many awesome people who love running just like my husband and I do. Anissa Morales – Receiving/Inventory SpecialistFitness Goal: To continue to be mentally & physically healthy and strong!
Interesting Fact About Me: I am a Qualified TRX Trainer, and in the process of obtaining a Personal Trainer Certificate.Favorite Race: Turkey TrotFavorite Product: Brooks Adrenaline. I love them so much I own three pairs!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I partnered with Fleet Feet Vacaville to bring my TRX cross program into the running groups. I enjoy being a part of the Fleet Feet family & wanted to share my passion with the community. Taylor Rewick – Roving OutfitterFitness Goal: To stay in great running shapeInteresting Fact About Me: I work at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa while I am away at college and at Fleet Feet Vacaville when I'm on my breaks and summer.Favorite Race: Loop the LagoonFavorite Product: CEP socks. I use them on our travels as well as when I run.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Sharing my knowledge of how important it is to have good shoes is a great feeling. I love when customers leave with new shoes and smiles on their faces. Kendall Rewick – Roving OutfitterFitness Goal: To be able to do longer distance runningInteresting Fact About Me: I started Chico State last fall!Favorite Race: Turkey TrotFavorite Product: My Lululemon apparel is so buttery soft, who wouldn't love it?What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Not only do I get to work with my mom, but everyone here feels like family. I feel really lucky to have great coworkers and to know so many of the customers that come in. Emily Layton – Outfitter, WPF (Work Place Fit) GuruFitness Goal: To run the CIM in 2018Interesting Fact About Me: I lead our Rise & Shine Yoga classes at 9am on Sundays, and teach yoga at Ebb & Flow Yoga Studio in Vacaville. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in December 2017!Favorite Race: Davis Moonlight Half MarathonFavorite Product: Garmin fenix 5S Sapphire in Rose Gold... because its functional AND stylish!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I love working with people who love running. I also enjoy educating customers on shoes, apparel, and accessories to help them achieve their personal and fitness goals. Desi Fernandez – Social Media & Marketing, OutfitterFitness Goal: To run a Full Marathon! I did my first half this year (a goal I wanted to achieve), so next up is 26 miles!Interesting Fact About Me: I didnt start running until later in life. Favorite Race: Wharf to Wharf. It’s a 6 mile run from Santa Cruz to Capitola. It’s just beautiful.Favorite Product: Besides the shoes? I can't really live without anything in the store now.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: The people. The vibe is like hanging out with your friends rather than working. Ron Rondares – OutfitterFitness Goal: To complete 2 Full Marathons in 2018: Santa Rosa and CIMInteresting Fact About Me: I am retired and after traveling all over the world and doing incredible hikes, I wanted to share my passion of running with everyone through Fleet Feet.Favorite Race: Kauia 1/2 Marathon.Favorite Product: Besides the shoes? New Balance apparel is versatile and reflective.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Being an inspiration and sharing my knowlege to runners of all ages and fitness levels.
Amberley McKenzie – OutfitterFitness Goal: To keep my energy level at an all time high. Being healthy and fit is a great feeling!Interesting Fact About Me: I work at a running store and I don't run! But I am an ultimate gym rat. Heavy weight-lifting and high intensity workouts are my favorite.Favorite Race: Loop the Lagoon.Favorite Product: Hands down, Addaday Torch Massager.What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Helping the new customers through the whole fit process and seeing their reactions to a new comfortable shoe or insole makes working here exciting. Mary Askin – Outfitter
Fitness Goal: To enjoy and improve upon each workout whether it be running, TRX, swimming or Yoga. And just maybe, if I do that, I will be able to complete a Marathon one day!
Interesting fact about me: I graduated from CSU Sacramento at age 50 with a degree in Business, it’s never too late to learn!
Favorite race: San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half.
Favorite product: CEP compression socks. They have made a huge difference in comfort and stamina during my runs and for recovery afterwards.
What I love most about working at Fleet Feet: If I drank, I would have a favorite bar. I don’t drink, but Fleet Feet feels to me what I envision a favorite bar must feel like. With each customer I am able to assist, it further affirms for me that fitness is obtainable for all no matter what their personal goals might be.