Carol Gilpin, Owner of Fleet Feet Sports, Vacaville, has been active through running, walking, and triathlon for 20 plus years. Carol is a Registered Dietitian and specializes in Sports Nutrition. 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) Carols spends time with her 3 beautiful daughters 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" & Fit Specialist 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 MarathonFavorite 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.
Meg Cardenas - Fit Specialist & Inventory Buyer
Fitness Goal: To finish 2 half marathons, and 2 more 10k's by the end of the year. I hope to continue to improve my running, and to always remind myself to enjoy the journey. I hope to someday run a full marathon with my mom as well. Interesting Fact About Me: I have visited 2 countries, both Australia and New Zealand. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I hope to visit again someday.Favorite Race: Though it was extremely tough for me, I'd say my favorite race so far would be Brazen's "Goonies" Half Marathon, at Lagoon Valley in Vacaville. I want to do it again next year. Favorite Product: would be Addaday's Pro Massage Roller! What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I enjoy working with people who genuinely love what they do. Fleet Feet is about helping others, and I feel so blessed to be part of this family.
Shasta Bade - Back Office Manager
Fitness Goal: I am working on becoming a better, faster runner.
Interesting Fact About Me: I held a white tiger cub next to my grandma while we were in Japan at 14 years old.
Favorite Race: Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, CA
Favorite Product: My Nathan water bottle. I can run with my phone, my car key, and important cards with me on my runs while staying hydrated.
What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I enjoy all the Fleet Feet does to help the with community. Its not just running groups, or wellness clinics, but also supporting the youth, and homeless often.
Natasha Hite – FIT Specialist & Footwear BuyerFitness 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.
Ashley Matias – Floor ManagerFitness Goal: To run the Boston Marathon and eventually break 3 hours in the marathon.Interesting Fact About Me: I was born and raised in San Diego, CA and coached high school cross country and track for 5 years..Favorite Race: California International Marathon. Favorite Product: The Roll Recovery!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I get to share my passion for running with others and help get them get the right tools to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.
Taylor Rewick – Roving Fit SpecialistFitness 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 – Staff Support and Future Fit SpecialistFitness Goal: To keep up with my mom on her runs.Interesting Fact About Me: I will be graduating Vacaville High School this June.Favorite Race: Turkey TrotFavorite Product: My Lucy 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 – Fit SpecialistFitness Goal: To run the CIM in 2018Interesting Fact About Me: I am a yoga assistant and yoga teacher at Ebb & Flow Yoga Studio in Vacaville. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in December 2017 in the studio as well. 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.
Claire Pierce – Fit SpecialistFitness Goal: I want to run longer distances. Interesting Fact About Me: I've lived 8 different states: Georgia, Texas, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Alabama, Florida, and Colorado.Favorite Race: Ground of the Gods 10k in Colorado SpringsFavorite Product: I love my Hydroflask. It keeps the cold stuff cold and the hot stuff hot. What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I like the community. Everyone is so nice and welcoming.