Team

The Fleet Feet Runner's Spot 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.

Lou Guzman(email)

Owner/Founder

Katina Guzman(email)

Owner

Carol Mattos(email)

Store Manager

Carol has 2 daughters, and her spouse, Brandon was stationed at Ft. Bragg for 10 years of his military career.  Carol likes running, strength training, volunteering and most of all, spending time with her family.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Shepard University and her favorite running shoes are the Brooks Cascadia and the Topo Magnifly. 

  • 1999, 2001, 2002 NCAA DIV II WVIAC Cross Country All Conference
  • 2001 NCAA DIV II WVIAC 10,000m Track & Field Conference Champion
  • 1999 NCAA DIV II WVIAC Cross Country “Runner of the Year”
  • Ran 2 Marathons: The Marine Corps Marathon and the Cleveland Marathon

Rebecca Ybarra(email)

Apparel and Accessories Buyer

Rebecca is a Fayetteville native, and a college graduate of Methodist University in Business Administration. She swam competitively at South View High School all four years. Her events were the 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Freestyle Relay. Rebecca is currently obtaining her Master's Degree in Business Administration with the University of Phoenix. She enjoys kayaking in the ocean and getting her tan on at the beach. She also enjoys spending time at home with her children, Luna the cat, and Stella the dog.

Davey Pittard(email)

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Davey is a former high school and collegiate cross country runner. He has run 5k's and 8k's for years, but is now interested in higher mileage runs and races. He is even looking to eventually make his way up to ultras. He prefers trails and likes to explore different area's in and around Fayetteville. His favorite place to run in town is on the mountain bike trails of Smith Lake, and his overall favorite trail, that's decently close by, is the Campbell Creek Loop trail at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Other than running, he enjoys creating music, taking pictures, and going on hikes.

  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 – Walter M. Williams Cross Country Team
  • 2013, 2014 – Methodist University Cross Country Team
  • 2010 – Human Race 5k in Greensboro
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 – Camp Chestnut Ridge Trail Run
  • 2011, 2012 – Angels Among Us 5k
  • 2011 – Shamrock Run for Hope (1st in age group)
  • 2011, 2014 – Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k
  • 2013, 2014 – Camp Rockfish Adventure Run (2nd place overall '13, 1st place overall '14)
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 – Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh
  • 2016 – Cradle to Grave 30k

Kanchan Gautam(email)

Social Media/Fit Specialist

Kanchan has a BA in Psychology and is an avid reader. Raised by outdoors enthusiasts, she started hiking and trekking at an early age. Eventually she transitioned to trail/road running and now has spent 12+ years as a runner.

Kristianna Bailey

Fit Specialist

Kristianna is from Fayetteville North Carolina and graduated from Terry Sanford High School in 2013. She is currently a senior at Methodist University, studying Management with a minor in Accounting and Resort Management. Growing up, she played softball as a pitcher and shortstop. She is a former collegiate cheerleader, and enjoys participating in yoga. Kristianna is in the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, and holds the Public Relations Chairman position. She has a puppy named Brodie, her favorite food is pizza, and she likes to spend her time at the beach.

Jack Brunecz(email)

Race Team Manager/Coach and Mentor

Jack Brunecz is currently the head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Methodist University where he has been for the past year. 

Prior to that, he was the head cross country coach and track and field coach at Pine Forest High School for over 5 years, where the school saw its cross country team advance to the state championship for the first time in 27 years. 

Jack still runs competitively himself and is still striving to not only improve upon his personal bests in all distances but he is always trying to help his student-athletes and, other local runners, get the most out of their running as well. He also currently holds a USATF Level 2 certification in the endurance events.

PRs:

  • 5k – 15:41
  • 10k – 33:52
  • 10 mile – 54:50
  • Half Marathon – 1:14:03
  • Full Marathon – 2:40:48

Russell Galvan

Training Programs Manager

Russell’s favorite aspect of coaching is being able to work with runners of all ability levels across multiple distances. His experience includes all race types and distances from road to trail and 5k to 60 mile distances.

“I came up as 100% self-taught, I didn’t really have many people around who I could look to for solid advice about my running. After years of experience on the road and the trail, I’m looking to help other runners avoid the mistakes that I made in my own training, and help them become the best runner they can be, while still enjoying the sport that we all love.”

Coach Russell is looking forward to working with all of our participants on a one on one basis to learn about their personal journey and help each and every member meet or exceed their expectations for this program and beyond. 

Russell lives locally in Fayetteville and enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs.  While not running, he just wants to be outside and you can find him mountain biking, road biking, kayaking, or spending time with his family at the beach.

  • USATF Level 1 Certified Coach – 2017
  • Fleet Feet Certified Coach

Kristin MacDonald (email)

Nutritionist

Kristin has been a Registered Dietitian since 2009.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Health Care Policy and Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Kristin is the owner of Healthy Appetites Nutrition Counseling, L.L.C., located in Fayetteville, NC  Through her nutrition  counseling business Kristin promotes positive relationships with food.  She works with clients to develop lifestyles that help them feel their best.

Counseling services are provided for general nutrition and wellness, prevention and management of chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and disordered eating.

Kristin specializes in counseling for weight management and food allergies, including Celiac disease and gluten-free living.  In 2015 she completed an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate of Training Program on food allergies.

As an avid runner herself, Kristin enjoys working with runners and athletes  and as well!

Counseling sessions with Kristin may include nutrition education, review of current eating habits, menu development, meal planning, cooking and diet modification.  Kristin also conducts group nutrition counseling sessions, healthy cooking demonstration and grocery store tours.

Check out Kristin’s blog and website at www.healthyappetitesnutrition.com

Get in touch with Kristin to discuss your nutrition needs today: healthyappetitesnutrition@gmail.com / (913) 426-7687

 

Sean Thomas

Fit Specialist

Sean enjoys being as active as possible. Some of his favorite activity's are running, rock climbing, and hiking. He is the captain of his cross country team and there is nothing he loves more then running cross country and track. He plans on running cross country for UMO in the fall of 2017.

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