The Fleet Feet team is comprised of the most passionate individuals in running specialty. Their focus is centered around giving our guests the best possible experience time after time as well as ensuring you achieve your needs in lifestyle, fit, customer service, training and product.
Paul and Cathy are following their dreams in a number of ways. First and foremost, they are now living in an area that has always been dear to them. They honeymooned in Myrtle Beach 1983 and spent numerous vacations in the area, always dreaming of coming back to stay. Over the years, they have lived in Germany with the Army and circled the States twice, plus a stint in Canada. Not letting the grass grow under their feet, they moved 17 times and had two wonderful sons. Shawn is our store manager and Kyle is an accountant in Lexington, KY. In 2016, their dream to settle in Myrtle Beach became a reality when they were given the opportunity to own Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach.
Paul graduated from the United State Military Academy and earned an MBA in Finance from San Jose State University. He spent 8 years in the Military then over 20 years in the corporate world. He has worked in the industrial and medical industries, but always had a passion for running and fitness. Paul ran his first 5K in 1980, and fell in love with the sport. He ran his first marathon, Berlin, in 1983, and has since finished 16 more along with numerous other races. He is excited to help other people start down the healthy lifestyle path and to achieve their goals.
Cathy has B.S. and M.A. degrees in Education from Oklahoma State University. She spent 30 years in the classroom teaching mostly middle school. While working in the Department of Defense American School in Vilseck, West Germany, she also coached the track team. From skiing: water, downhill and cross country, to running, tae kwan do, and yoga, Cathy has always been motivated to stay fit. She is happy to be in Myrtle Beach sharing her enthusiasm for fitness!
Shawn studied at the University of Kentucky from 2008 to 2012, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Throughout the years, he played soccer, football, baseball, ran track as a sprinter and a long distance runner, and participated in cross country. He still runs today as a way to refocus and believes that you don’t have to run 5 minute miles to get the most out of the experience. His motto is a mile is a mile, no matter how you get it done!
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Heather discovered her love for running shortly after the birth of her oldest son in 2006. Running had such an incredible impact on her life, both physically and emotionally, that she knew it was her calling to help others discover the benefits of physical activity and living a healthier lifestyle. She returned to school to study Exercise and Sport Science at Coastal Carolina University, and has since worked in the fitness field as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and coach for the last 7 years. In addition, Heather works as a freelance writer in the running and fitness industries, sharing tips and knowledge with readers across the world.
Originally from the state of Vermont, Heather has spent more than a decade of combined time living and running in the Grand Strand area. But her heart will always be in the mountains and forests, therefore you are most likely to find her on any given day running Myrtle Beach's very own "Hulk" trails. Heather has completed countless races during her career, spanning from 5K's to ultra marathons. She's currently training hard to complete her first 100 mile ultra marathon. Heather is very excited to join the Fleet Feet team, to share her love of running and knowledge with others, and help get more people moving in Myrtle Beach!
Born and raised in Minnesota, Chelsey grew up watching her uncle run the Twin Cities Marathon. Every year spectating the event was a family affair; Chelsey loved making signs, cheering runners on, and being able to watch her uncle race. That excitement stayed with her, and she developed her own passion for staying active and being outdoors. She relocated to Myrtle Beach in 2006. Since she was new to the area and didn't know anyone, her boyfriend (now husband) offered to adopt a dog for her. She immediately knew that she wanted a running companion, and that is exactly what she picked out. Chelsey and her pup Cnidaria have been running together for 6 years now, they especially love spending time in the woods and running on trails. Chelsey loves helping people take their first steps into the running world, whether she is giving advice on how to strive for a more active lifestyle, or simply providing encouragement and motivation. Chelsey is a firm believe that the seemingly impossible can become possible with the right mindset. As a SCUBA instructor, Chelsey has a lot of experience helping people take that step into a world that may seem scary at first, but offers so many new and exciting possibilities.