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.
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. 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. 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 & an Ultra in 2021. I've done 5 Half Marathons so far, so its time to challenge myself!Interesting Fact About Me: I didnt start running until later in life. Favorite Race: 2020 Stinson Beach Half Marathon.Favorite Product: Besides the shoes & Balega socks? 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. 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.
Jayson Hefner – OutfitterFitness Goal: To enhance my mental fortitude and strengthen my body. I am on a mission to continually push my preconceived limits and show others they can do the same. A specific goal of mine is to run a 100 mile ultra!Interesting Fact About Me: My motivational hip hop songs are on all major streaming platforms!Favorite Race: Accra International Marathon in GhanaFavorite Product: HOKA Carbon X. This is my favorite everyday running shoe and race shoe tied into one!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: The welcoming atmosphere of the store because of the team within, as well as the inspiration and knowledge I am able to share with clients from all different walks of life. Blake Miles – OutfitterFitness Goal: To get back in shape to run a half marathonInteresting Fact About Me: Beside being a college student, I’m a welding mentor for a high school robotics team
Favorite Race: Disneyland Star Wars Half MarathonFavorite Product: My shoes and my Garmin forerunner 235What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Helping people find the best shoes to make them happy and comfortable as they work out or run and explore the world.