Operator, and Omnipotent Being Whom the Weak and Fearful Employees Must Obey
I began my career in the running specialty retail industry over a decade ago as an avid customer to Second Sole in Youngstown, Ohio. I was a personal trainer, marketing guru turned apparel buyer. I quickly fell in love with the customer base, the product and the industry. In July of 2009 I opened Second Sole here in Cranberry Township, PA with my business Partner, Steve Hixson, the founder of Second Sole Ohio, with hopes to continue the 28 year tradition of Second Sole (now Mojo Running) here in Pennsylvania.
Running, cycling, crossfit and competition are my passions. Color, texture, fit, form and fabrication are my simple pleasures in life. I have been fortunate to marry the two together for an amazing business. My philosophy has always been to treat my customers as I treat my friends and family. To support them in their dreams while providing them with the tools that they need to succeed.
Recently, I was honored with a position on the IRRA (Independent Running Retailers Association) Board of Directors. I have had the opportunity to serve as a liaison for running stores and vendors alike. I am continually challenging myself and my industry to become greater in our field. I travel several times a year in search of new products, vendors and techniques that will create a greater experience for our customers.
On the home front, I have 4 great kids. They are each unique and I find inspiration everyday in them. It isn't easy being a mom and run a business, but as with anything worth working hard for it's so worth it!