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 - 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 620. 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.
Liz - Store Manager, Footwear Buyer & Youth and 5k Running CoachFitness Goal: To remain healthy physically and mentally so I can keep up with my daughter!Interesting Fact About Me: I'm a member of the 100lb weight loss club!Favorite Race: Shamrock'n 1/2 Marathon Favorite Product: Garmin 920What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Sharing stories and experiences with our customers, training groups, and local community members. As well as running into people we've educated, fit and inspired in the community. Nothing feels better then running into a customer in the grocery store who takes the time to stop and thank me for what we did to help them change their live.
Meg - 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.
Ricky - Fit Specialist Fitness Goal: Is to break 15 minutes in the 5k on the track & 2:20 in the marathon. Interesting Fact About Me: I was a cancer survivor at the age of 2ish. And it takes a lt to get me down and discouraged. Note: My car got stolen my first week at Fleet Feet and that did not even get my smile to go away. Favorite Race: SF Distance Carnival Track meet at SF State every April Favorite Product: Roll Recovery & Rock Tape are equally loved. What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: I love working at Fleet Feet because I love having the satisfaction of seeing how much happier we can make customers by just putting something under and around their foot. Finding ways to try and relieve pain in certain areas. It is also great to be able to be a central place for a lot of the near by running community to be able to gather.
Kendra - FIT Specialist
Interesting Fact About Me: I'm an Air Force veteran who completed 8 years of service
Favorite Race: Turkey Trot
Favorite Product: Superfeet. They've made such a difference with my running performance! They're extremely comfortable and provide me with a ton of support.
What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Having the opportunity to help customers find comfort while also helping them reach their goals.
Shasta - Inventory 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.
Taylor - FIT Specialist Fitness Goal: To beat my mom’s time in a marathon.Interesting Fact About Me: I have been running since the second grade.Favorite Race: Nike Women’s 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco Favorite Product: CEP compression socks!What I Love Most About Working At Fleet Feet: Being a part of a team that’s dedicated to helping the community achieve their personal fitness goals and living a healthy lifestyle.