At Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington, we hope to become more than just a store where you shop. We want to become a place you visit often because you feel comfortable. We want to be a resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We want to be a place that inspires. And we want to be your friend. We are lucky to have a team that is diverse, motivated, and knowledgeable. Each employee brings a unique perspective and set of experiences to our store. Please see our photos and read our bios and get to know us a little better.
Grant has been a Bloomington/Normal native all his life and joined our team in June of 2015. He is currently studying psychology, with hopes to eventually go to graduate school for physical therapy. As years have passed he has truly enjoyed running yet has never run track or cross-country. Baseball, basketball, football, and soccer have been a part of his life since he was little. Now he has settled down to explore the great joy of running. He recently completed his first half marathon at We Care Twin Cities and he hopes to finish his first marathon in 2016. Meanwhile Grant enjoys being a Youth Group leader for Eastview and an FCA Camp leader as he looks to continue his active and healthy lifestyle.
Jill is from Bloomington, graduated from ISU and is a full time employee for the local parks and recreation department. She has been with Fleet Feet Bloomington since the store opened in May of 2013. Since the opening, she has made many pairs of feet happy in Bloomington/Normal. Jill has run several half marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. She also enjoys biking and swimming and is always willing to help friends train for races and reach their goals. Jill really enjoys being part of the Fleet Feet team and helping others accomplish their goals as well.
Barb started participating in 5Ks 20 years ago as a way of challenging herself and a passion for running was born. Since then, she has amped up her game and continued the challenge by running longer and longer distances. She’s mom to two grown sons and lives in rural Clinton with her husband and two shih tzu puppies. When asked what her favorite race is, she has a hard time choosing just one because each one brings with it special memories, but running the Indy Mini half marathon in 2016 with Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi (for a few feet at least) will definitely always rank among the top of the list. Barb absolutely loves sharing her love of running with everyone, so it is not uncommon to see her mentoring one of our training programs when she’s not working at the store. She loves seeing the confidence that completing a training program or a race can bring to participants. One of her favorite quotes is “I often hear someone say ‘I’m not a real runner.’ We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”—Bart Yasso. .
Kelly has been with us since we opened in May of 2013. With more than 30 years of experience in retail and a passion for an active, healthy lifestyle he loves helping other meet their needs. Kelly is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and enjoys working with and watching others transform their lives. Kelly believes that working at Fleet Feet allows him to share his passion for fitness with other people. He is an avid runner and has completed many races at distances from the 5K to the full marathon. Outside of running he enjoys biking and hiking. Kelly lives in Normal with his wife, Corinna, and their 3 children, Kelsie, Keegan and Kyleigh.
Michele joins the Fleet Feet team as a longtime member of the running community. She became familiar with Fleet Feet after joining one of our Monday Night Fun Runs and since then has been a mentor for our training programs and a participant in the triathlon training program. She is a tutor in the English as a Second Language program at Heartland Community College and a retired preschool teacher. Michele lives in Bloomington with her husband Tom. They are adjusting to their new empty nest since kids Eric, Kelly and Brian have moved out on their own. She loves working with people to help them on their fitness journey.
Jess spent plenty of time at Fleet Feet as a customer before joining the team. The mother of 3, she spends many of her days going from one activity to another. When not chasing her daughters around, she is an active triathlete and a member of the Grim Reapers. If she's not out running, you can likely find her on her bike. Her favorite local race is the Tri Shark triathlon and is a devotee of the Newton Kismet shoe. Jess lives with her husband Greg and daughters Hannah, Kiersten and Allison on their homestead in rural Heyworth.
Alli is 18 years old and recently moved to the Bloomington-Normal area from Tuscola, IL to play soccer for Heartland Community College. In high school she ran track and played soccer. She plans to enlist in the Army National Guard soon and become an active duty Infantry Officer, then later enter the EMS field as a paramedic. At Fleet Feet Alli hopes to continue to learn anything she can about health and wellness.
Samantha Quigle has been adding functional fitness to people's lives for almost a decade. She is a personal trainer and a former Division I athlete who discovered running after college. A bunch of races and a couple of triathlons later, Sam joined the Fleet Feet team. She keeps all our training programs running (see what we did there?) and she can help you find just the right gear to keep you moving. When she isn’t in the store or on the trail with FF’s running family, Sam keeps busy as the owner and head trainer at Positive Training.
Raegan lives in Normal and works a day job as the marketing coordinator at Heartland Community College. She has lived in the community since 2004 and had her first experience with Fleet Feet as a customer when she lived in Chicago. The daughter of a cross country and track coach, Raegan has been running since she was a kid, winning her first race when she was 4 years old. After years of competitive running, she now describes herself as a “completer” instead of a “competer,” having completed 2 marathons, 10+ half-marathons and almost 20 triathlons. A self-proclaimed advertising geek, Raegan has a degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Illinois State University. Some of her favorite things are sunny days, cheese, Mickey Mouse, time with friends, the ocean and riding in her car with the top down. She feeds her love of an active lifestyle by running, cycling, swimming and snowshoeing and loves helping others discover their “inner athlete.”
Kristen graduated from the U of I in 2013 with a degree in biology and is also an alumni of Bloomington High School. She has been active all her life, playing soccer and softball for 14 years. However, she did not realize the joy in running until college. Running was a great stress reliever for her in college and still is today. After volunteering at 5k events and the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon she decided to become one of those participating in the races.
In April she completed her first marathon and is excited to keep racing! She keeps up her casual training for a half marathon in the fall when she is not working at the hospital or at Fleet Feet. Next year she is hoping to attend grad school for physician assistant studies. Until then, she is happy to help others realize their fitness and health goals!.