Lesley Holleman joined Fleet Feet Jackson early on and helped it become the hub for runners and walkers alike that it is today. Originally from Baton Rouge, Lesley went to Delta State and walked on the Cross Country team her senior year. An active runner and exercise enthusiast, Lesley has completed seven marathons including the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and countless area 5 & 10K's and half-marathons.
Matthew Holleman grew up in Jackson and attended St. Andrews and Jackson Prep. After graduating from Ole Miss, Matthew was introduced into running by Lesley and has been on board ever since.
What makes Fleet Feet Different? “Our focus is on our customers, our community, and service. We want to educate our customers and serve our community through running.”
Favorite Running Essential? Garmin VivoSmart
Favorite Race? Lesley: “MS Blues Marathon. I’ve watched it grow from 60 people on the Trace to the Premiere Downtown Jackson Event it is today.” Matthew prefers Fleet Feet’s own: Blue Mile
Best Post-Run Food? Soulshine Pizza
Best Spot to Run? Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail. Start from Fleet Feet of course!
A Mississippi native, Chris Walker has been with Fleet Feet Sports and the Jackson running community for several years. His leadership in coaching and his expertise in shoes make him an ideal Store Manager. What motivates Chris to run? “I love being outside on the multi-use trail and to be competitive every now and then at local races.
Best Running Song? Stubborn Love by the Lumineers
Favorite Race? Fleet Feet Blue Mile
Best Post-Run Food? Lumberjack Slam at Denny’s
A Jackson local, Christy decided to get into running after seeing and hearing all the stories from her friends. She’s done every distance, but the marathon is her favorite. She loves how Fleet Feet is not just a store, but a community that runs, socializes, and celebrates together.
Her running essential? “I have to have a great headband when I run. If my hair is in my face it is very distracting, and if the headband is wrong it is very distracting.”
She is the mother of two awesome boys, Michael and Preston.
Hailing from Mississippi State, Casey Owen grew up in North Mississippi. Always an advocate for fitness, Casey started running in college and hasn’t stopped since.
As Fleet Feet’s marketing director, Casey loves to bring everyone into the family-oriented community that is so unique to Jackson running. You can find her helping out at any number of races across the town. When she's not helping out, Casey is a wife and mommy of 2 bloodhounds and 1 Bluetick Hound. She also does photography on the side as well as working on her farm in Canton.
Favorite Race? 12ks for the Holidays
Favorite Running Essential? Yurbuds!
Best Post-run Food? The Peanut Butter Shake from SuperShakes!
If you've seen someone running through Jackson or Ridgeland after 10pm, chances are it's Peter.
After watching Forest Gump too many times, Peter loves running just about anywhere. A Belhaven University runner, Peter was a cross-country coach and teacher at the Veritas School while working for Fleet Feet Sports part-time. Now he uses his teaching experience to keep the staff constantly updated and trained. When he's not running, Peter is off making films, writing stories, or some other sort of art project.
Favorite Running Spot? Choctaw Trails and Butts Park
Motivation for Running? "Running is a kind of meditation for me where I can pray, plan out my day, and clear my head. The harder I run, the more focused I become."
Best Post-Run Food? Anything within arm's reach.
Lynn grew up in Indianola, Mississippi and went to Mississippi State. Her great grandparents opened up the first family shoe store in Yazoo City in 1906. When she was a teenager, she worked at the shoe store some over the summers. After her grandparents passed away, she bought the family shoe store and operated it for two years. Now she manages Fleet Feet inventory, stocking, receiving, and all sorts of other things.
Favorite race? 2012 Fleet Feet 8k Turkey Trot
What makes Fleet Feet different from other stores? The customers! I love hearing customers share their reasons why they run and hike and the seeing the enjoyment they receive from it. I also enjoy seeing friends from my hometown (Indianola) and from where I live (Yazoo City.)
Favorite Running Essential? "Balega socks-They feel like soft cushioned pillows on your feet and they keep the moisture away."
From Meridian MS, Adrienne showed up to cross-country practice and no idea what she was getting into. Once she started though, she found out she loves running and hasn’t stopped! Adrienne is a registered Critical Care at Baptist Health Systems when she isn't selling shoes!
What is your running motivation? “It is a spiritual release. It calms me and helps me to clear my mind. My day usually gets better after I work out.”
Life Outside of Fleet Feet? “I’m the mama of a fur baby named Foxy Cleopatra.”
Post Run food? “Does beer count?”
From Gulfport, MS, Mississippi College, Meg started running with a friend and lost 45 lbs. She fell in love with the whole mantra of it all and kept doing it for the competitive edge, not only physically but mentally. She loves to inspire normal people to live extraordinary and get fit.
What makes Fleet Feet Unique? We are a big family. Work is energetic and exciting and we always support each other.
Hobbies? Meg sings and plays piano, guitar, and trumpet.
Best Running Song? Anything by Taylor Swift, the goddess of all music.
Keating grew up in Meridian, MS and went to the Mississippi school of the Arts for high school. She started running in 2013 as an effort to combat autoimmune issues and hasn’t stopped since! She has done several half marathons, 5k’s and 10k's, and is looking forward to her first full marathon at the Blues!
Life outside of Fleet Feet? Lots of reading, gardening, various forms of art and crafting things, and spending time with my husband, our amazing family, and our two fur babies Stella and Tallulah.
Best Running Song? Korn-- Freak on a Leash, or Slipknot- Duality
Favorite Local Race? MS Blues Marathon-- it was my first half, the first race I felt really confident in (even in 17 degree weather!), and will be my first full!
Raised in Shreveport, LA, Madison now lives in Madison, MS. He went to LSU for his B.A. and M.A. in Geology. He got into running in 9th grade when his coach said he needed to run for the school. He told him he was too fast not to be a runner!
What makes Fleet Feet unique? "Fleet Feet employees make sure everyone has everything they need, whether it's a great pair of shoes, socks, or a few words of encouragement for an upcoming race.”
Life outside FF? “When I am not working, I am either running, doing hapkido, or traveling across MS and AL doing archaeology and Geology.”
Favorite Local Race? “My favorite local race is the Watermelon Classic because it has such a great turn out.”