Meet The Team

John Cassilly- Store Manager

John likes to say that he got in with the "wrong crowd" after running his first marathon in 2006 - "I started running ultra-distance trail events."  John was a runner in high school but ironically, preferred the shorter events - up to 400m.  "I've served as a pace leader for the Richmond Marathon for the past 6 years and love helping people realize their goals."  In his spare time, John likes spending time with his wife, daughters, and their dog Enzo.  They also enjoy sampling the amazing Richmond restaurant scene, traveling, and camping as a family!

Sarah Oertel- Retail Experience Manager

After going to school at Virginia Tech, Sarah was quickly bitten by the distance-running bug.  She has raced everything from the 800 meter to a marathon, coached cross country, and plans on taking on an ultra after running the Richmond Marathon this year.  When not running the roads or frolicking on the trails, you can find Sarah doing agility with her awesome dog, Big Booty Judy, or eating copious amount of ice cream.  Sarah is excited to help you chase your running, walking, or daily movement goals and be a part of the Richmond community!

Jason Driscoll- Marketing/Community Outreach Coordinator

Jason has been an active member of the Richmond running community for the past 2 years after moving here from Northern Virginia.  In college he competed as a cross country and track athlete at the University of Mary Washington and also assistant coached there for one season.  Here in Richmond he enjoys long runs utilizing the James River trail system and racing in the occasional 5k or 10k. Jason is a self-proclaimed "big nerd" when it comes to running shoes and loves to use his experience to help people find the right shoes for them as well as give training advice to beginners and veterans alike.

Seth Huffman- Digital Marketing Manager

Seth is a native Virginian who has called Richmond home for the past 4 years. He has experience running middle-distance indoor/outdoor track in high school and has developed a love over the past decade for distance running. He completed the 2013 Blue Ridge Marathon in his hometown of Roanoke, and has enjoyed running everything from 10k's to half-marathons in Richmond. He is happy to meet all of your fitness needs and goals, and will probably ask you about your favorite running, walking, hiking, and cycling routes. 

Spencer Blanton- Running Club Head Coach/Digital Marketing 

Originally from Richmond, Spencer moved back after college in South Carolina to be closer to her family.  In high school, she participated in tennis and track, which led to the completion of her first half marathon in 2012.  Since then, she has continued to play tennis and run.  When she is bored, you can find her wandering the aisles of Target debating if she needs any of what she has picked up. She absolutely loves being a part of the Fleet Feet family and helping the Richmond community be more active!

Emily Stroetzel- Corporate Event Director

Emily is a recent addition to the RVA community from Annapolis, MD. She found her niche in running after exploring other forms of exercise to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Since moving Richmond she has joined Seal Team PT and has never felt better. Prior to Fleet Feet Sports, Emily worked with Charm City Run on their Event Management Team. When not running, she enjoys traveling, hiking, visiting breweries, and sitting on the beach. Emily is very excited to apart of Fleet Feet Richmond Family and can’t wait to see you in the community.

Beth Glover- Inventory Manager

Born and raised in Richmond, Beth returned after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She began running as a way of getting back into shape after recovering from an ACL reconstruction a few years prior. She fell in love with the sport, the community, and all things health and fitness related. Beth is an active SEAL Team PT member, Beachbody Fitness Coach, adventure racer, and five-time marathoner with more to come! She is thrilled that her passions for fashion, fitness, and giving back to the community all come together as a part of the Fleet Feet team. 

Ian McDonald- Accessory Buyer 

Ian, a Richmond native, has been involved the running community for nearly a decade. He ran track and cross country at Freeman high school and Washington and Lee University before returning to RVA. He eventually wants to get back into racing, but hopes he never has to race longer than a 10K.

Beth Diefenthaler- Outfitter

Beth grew up in the Museum District of RVA. She began running during college. After college she began teaching and coaching cross country at a local middle school. She has participated in every distance from 5ks to marathons, but her favorite distance is the 13.1. When not found at RVA’s best running store, she can be found supporting her 2 boys on the sidelines of soccer and cross country or dipping a line in the James River. 

Megan Edwards- Outfitter

Megan is a native Atlantan who has lived in Richmond since 2005 and has been a runner for most of her life.  She ran track and played soccer at Emory University, and enjoys competing in Olympic distance triathlons and CrossFitting. Megan comes from a clinical research background, but has a passion for coaching kids and helping people realize their fitness goals. She currently coaches JV cross country at St. Catherine's School and manages her small personal training business. Megan's favorite part of working at Fleet Feet is being surrounded by lovers of running and helping customers find the best products to enhance their running experience. Her husband, Matt, second grader Erin, and dog Griffin keep her busy at home. Megan is training for the Richmond half marathon and is really enjoying talking with everyone about their upcoming races!

Kristen Litchfield- Outfitter

Kristen, originally from North Carolina, has been running since middle school. She has a background in sports public relations and is currently finishing her teaching license at the University of Richmond. Kristen is currently training for her fifth half marathon as she plans to run Richmond in November. In addition to running, Kristen loves to travel, read, the beach, cupcakes, and all things Disney. 

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