Lilly Johnson-- A native of South America, Fleet Feet Sports Boulder owner Lilly Johnson has lived and run in Boulder for more than 10 years. Lilly grew up with four sisters and six brothers in San Gabriel, Ecuador, a small town very close to the Colombia border.
When she was 13, Lilly moved to Quito with her brother, Silvio, and sister, Wilma to attend Simon Bolivar High School. It's here that she discovered, and thrived at, competitive running - becoming a four-time champion in the 800m and 1500m events. Lilly also earned the opportunity to represent her province, Pichincha, at Nationals, and Ecuador in the Sudamerican Championships, where she won a bronze medal in the 800m event. After studying English and earning her college degree as an English teacher, Lilly quickly jumped at the opportunity to come to the United States to advance her English skills and her running.
In 1999, Lilly made her way to Boulder to be with her brother, Silvio - a move that proved to be a boon to her running career and personal life. Lilly is proud to be a two-time Bolder Boulder citizens' race champion (2004 and 2005), and has been happily married to Jay Johnson (former co-owner of Fleet Feet Sports Boulder) since 2005.
Just a year after her marriage and second BB10K citizens' race victory, Lilly put running on the back burner and invested her time and efforts into building up Fleet Feet Sports Boulder as a vital resource in Boulder's running and fitness community. In December 2010, Lilly became a U.S. citizen and truly loves her job of working at Fleet Feet Sports Boulder and interacting with and helping customers reach their fitness goals.
Laurie Mizener -- I have been involved in the running retail business since 1995 when she moved to Boulder to pursue my running career. In 2001 I began working for Fleet Feet Sports Boulder and am the only remaining employee from the original staff. My knowledge of running and triathlon is vast and if you need information on gear,
training, racing, and staying healthy, I am your go-to person.
I was fortunate to qualify for and run in the 1996 Olympic Marathon Trials, and have a number of top ten finishes at US road racing championships. Today I race for fun (although I'm still hyper competitive) in triathlon, running, cyclocross, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. My daughter Aleah is about to be a teenager and is quite an accomplished athlete herself.
I enjoy working with all levels of athletes and non athletes at Fleet Feet, and get great satisfaction when I can help someone get the right gear and information. We have a great, friendly staff at Fleet Feet who are a joy to work with and I hope you will come visit us soon!
JB Brockman--JB is a freelance copywriter who works part time at Fleet Feet and writes the store’s newsletter. While she runs to stay in shape and tackle the occasional 10K or half marathon, JB is a skier at heart, both alpine and telemark, and spends her winter weekends on volunteer ski patrol at Winter Park. JB is also a big fan of cross training, and participates in mountain bike and cyclocross races, road riding, tennis, softball, kickball, dodgeball, ultimate, and the occasional soccer game.
Alex Kowalsky -- There's a new face at Fleet Feet Boulder. Originally from the East Coast, Alex Kowalsky describes himself as "passionate, polite and punctual." He recently moved to Boulder from Connecticut to pursue a career as a professional athlete. Alex started training for long-distance triathlons in 2011 where he discovered his love of cycling -- specifically the individual time trial event. "I'm extremely excited to be working with Fleet Feet Boulder and to be a member of Boulder's remarkably inspiring athletic community," says Alex. "I look forward to a great summer of racing and training!"
Tom Rogers - - Tom is a triathlete who moved to Boulder last year from Massachusetts. He went from living on the ocean to living in the foothills of Colorado. Two years ago, he made a commitment to become healthier and working out on a regular basis. He has dropped 100 pounds and is now sharing his story and inspiring others to get out and run!
Ryan Lawrence -- Ryan works part-time at Fleet Feet maintaining their website, making promotional materials,and serving fellow runners. He has been a competitive runner since his freshman year of high school. A native of Boulder, he feels very fortunate to be part of such a great running community! His other hobbies include traveling, playing guitar and drums, and photography.