Meet Our Team

Phil Horner

Owner

Phil and Melissa Horner and their family are the owners of Fleet Feet Sports. Phil is a Kingsport native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He enjoys bicycle riding, kayaking, and, of course, running. He also enjoys racing dirt bikes with his son Alex.  Melissa is also a native of Kingsport and a graduate of both Carson-Newman and Tusculum colleges.  She also enjoys running and working out.  Melissa teaches for the Kingsport City School system.  Their children, Alex and Sarah Beth, do what normal teenagers do.

Pinny

Fleet Feet Vehicle

Pinny was born in Austria in 1974. After serving in the Swiss military, Pinny retired to California. However, Pinny soon became tired of the quiet life and moved to Kingsport in order to join the Fleet Feet team. Now Pinny helps out at water stations, hauls our tents, and helps out at the Fleet Feet store. Pinny isn't shy, so if you see her out, be sure to give her and the Fleet Feet staff a wave!

Tim Whiton

Store Manager

Tim joined the Fleet Feet family in 2016 byway of Maine and Montana. He has been in the running industry for almost 12 years having worked at several specialty stores across the country and is looking forward to helping people in the Tri Cities reach their running and fitness goals! Tim especially likes to run in the mountains and trails and hopes to find some good spots! 

Shane Inabinett

Fit Specialist

Shane joined the Fleet Feet family in 2014. She is a 2014 graduate of Northeast State with an Associates Degree in Science. She enjoys being outside and being active. 

Lindsey Jones(email)

Marketing and Training Program Coordinator

Lindsey joined our team in February 2017. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she is finding her new home in Johnson City to be quite the adventure. Lindsey graduated from Western Carolina University in May of 2015 with a B.S in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She loves being outside, cycling, hiking, paddling and running!

Amber Nave

Fit Specialist

Amber joined the Fleet Feet family in 2009. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She enjoys pretty much anything outdoors but her favorites are fly fishing, running, mountain biking, SUP boarding and hiking. 

Josh Snapp

Fit Specialist

Josh joined the Fleet Feet family in 2016 as a Fit Specialist. Josh enjoys running, playing disc golf, and spending with his family and dogs. 

Jacob Cutshall

Fit Specialist

Jacob joined the Fleet Feet family in 2016 as a Fit Specialist. He currently is a student at Tusculum College and runs cross-country for them. He is currently working on a degree in Special Education, enjoys playing disc golf, and anything outdoors.

Alex Guimond

Fit Specialist

Alex joined the Fleet Feet family in 2014 as a Fit Specialist. Alex enjoys running, the outdoors, and spending lots of time fishing on the lake. Alex is a graduate King College with a degree in Nursing.  

Tara Whiton

Tara is a Sports Science PhD Student at ETSU in the Olympic Training Center. She has been in the running industry in several stores around the country, and is excited to help East Tennessee walkers and runners find their perfect shoes. Tara likes to race a variety of distance's from road half marathons to trail ultra races. In particular she is very knowledgable about sports nutrition, so come shop!

Adam Barnard

Fit Specialist

Adam joined the Fleet Feet family in 2016 as a Fit Specialist. He currently is a student at Georgetown University and runs track and cross-country for them.

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