Meet the Team

Take a minute to meet our awesome crew!

Rhonda Roman (email)

Store Owner

Owner Rhonda Roman has been fitting running shoes since 1996. She started fitting shoes when she was 16! (kidding).  During the rare moments Rhonda is away from her first baby, Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, she is home parenting her second and third children, Madeline and Avery.  During her spare time, she enjoys long trail runs in Annadel State Park.

Merri Lou Franzella (email)

Retail Experience Manager & Outfitter

Merri Lou is a recent transplant from Spokane, WA. Having a passion for helping people has been her motivation for the last 25 years working in the health and fitness field. She is excited to be in Sonoma County, spending time with her beau and black lab, Bogey, trail running, horseback riding and exploring new places. She looks forward to meeting new customers and friends in our Fleet Feet community.

Patrick Temple (email)

Training Group Director & Outfitter
Patrick T. joined the Fleet Feet coaching staff in 2013 and has been working in the store since 2014. 
  
A runner since high school, Patrick has competed at every distance from the 100 meters to the marathon, his favorite being the half marathon.  He is the Fleet Feet Santa Rosa marathon and speedwork coach, and assists with coaching the shorter distances and trail groups. He loves working with runners looking to improve their strength, speed and commitment to the sport, and helping participants complete distances they never thought possible.
 
When not running, Patrick parents his daughter and his hobbies include photography and reading.

Kathleen Daly (email)

Training Groups Coach

Kathleen was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She tried running, but never really enjoyed it. In 2004, things changed. She quit smoking, started running and joined Team in Training in 2004 to run a half marathon. She thought she was too old to run a full marathon, but the training worked and she ran a half in October and a full marathon in December 2004. She has since ran nine marathons and 30+ half marathons. Becoming a runner has been a life changing experience for her.  

Kathleen became an assistant coach in 2007 and coached five seasons with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. She also served as an assistant coach for Fleet Feet’s 5K and 10K groups in 2007 and 2008 and a half marathon group in 2009. She became head coach of Fleet Feet’s training groups in 2011. She loves being a coach and helping people meet their goals. 

Kathleen is also a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and RX Running.

Suzanne Eraldi (email)

Inventory Manager & Outfitter

Suzanne has been at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa for nine years during which time she has worked as a fitter, an assistant coach and the watchful tracker of the socks and Superfeet insoles.

She also works as a musician and music teacher in the area. Trail running is really her escape of choice... She's the one in the Fleet Feet Shirt and hat that goes up hill really slowly just so that she can have the fun of bombing back down again.

See you on the trails!  

Josh Pine (email)

Outfitter

Hi, I’m Josh Pine. Running (or should I say distance running) is my passion. I graduated from Montgomery High School where I ran cross country and track for three years. I currently am an assistant coach for cross country and track at Montgomery, and will compete for SRJC in track this spring. In school, I plan to major in history. P.S. I like memes.

Taylor Rewick(email)

Outfitter

Hi, my name is Taylor. I grew up in Vacaville, CA. I ran cross country and track up until I worked at the Fleet Feet in vacaville for two years. I now attend Sonoma State University as a junior and am studying Business Finance and Wine Business. I started working at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa my Sophomore year of college. I enjoy the beach, the gym, and the occasional run.

Joe Ruiz

Outfitter

Hi, I was born in Long Beach, CA and raised in a town called Downey. I moved to Roseland when I was little and pretty much grew up here. I graduated from Piner High School, where I ran for 3 years. I also ran for one year at SRJC. After that, I joined the Army and came back to Santa Rosa because I'm a reservist.

Andrew Magdaleno (email)

Outfitter

Hi there, my name is Andrew. I have been working at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa for about three months now. I run cross country and track for SRJC; mainly focusing on the 1500m. I play the guitar, am bilingual, and my favorite musician is Prince. 

Jacob Williams

Outfitter

Hey, I am Jacob. I am a college student at SRJC and also run Track. I primarily focus on sprinting events and high jump. Many people say I look like Pete Davidson. Thank you and have a great day!

Colton Swinth

Outfitter

Hi, I'm Colton Swinth. I started working at Fleet Feet December of 2018 because I wanted to give back to the awesome running community of Santa Rosa. I was born in Santa Rosa and have never left, I love it. I picked up running at Rincon Valley Middle School with such a passion and have never dropped the interest. I am currently a Junior at Maria Carrillo High School as a distance runner, running both cross country and track. I run all year around with my best friends, rain or shine. I am looking to run Division 1 cross country and track in college. 

Alex Duggan

Outfitter

Bio coming soon!

Taylor Horton

Marketing Coordinator & Outfitter

Hi, my name is Taylor Horton! I am currently a Business Administration / Marketing student at Sonoma State, and also a recent graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College. My passion for running began when I joined my first sport ever as a junior for Analy High School's Track and Field team as a short sprinter. While I went in with a lot of nervousness and very little foresight into what could come from this experience, I ended up falling in love with the sport and its community, and continued sprinting for Analy for 2 years, the JC for 3 years, and currently, Barracuda Elite, a local speed academy. Whenever I'm not on the Track though, I enjoy painting, reading, and writing in my downtime.

Katrina Frandsen

Outfitter

Bio coming soon!

Boston

Greeter

Boston is our store greeter.  He is the most lovable lab of all time.

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