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Meet the Staff of Running Lab!


Stop by and say "hi" to our staff. You'll find a talented and committed group of runners ready to take you through our custom four step fit process!



Erica, Sales Associate

Erica lives in South Lyon but grew up in Traverse City and Gladwin, Mi. She is a graduate of the mighty Broncos, WMU with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Erica is married with 2 teen daughters who are both big track/XC stars! Decided to follow them as an assistant coach for South Lyon East track & XC. Personally ran for WMU back in the 90s and ran Boston Marathon in 1999 & 2000! She's always dreamed of working at Running Lab! My dream came true!


Kimberly, Shipping Manager

Kimberly has been running since high school track where she primarily focused on field events and the 800 meter. However, she really found her love of running after college when she was stationed for the Air Force at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Kimberly loves Running Lab because it has the most enthusiastic staff of any running store she's visited and she has been to many since she's lived in many places in the United States.



Aidan, Sales Associate

I started running in 8th grade after joining the track team chasing a girl, but fell in love with the sport as I went into high school. I ran cross country and track all 4 years at Brighton High School, where I dove deep into running and became a super fan at all levels of the sport, from high school to the professional ranks. I am currently serving as the apparel coordinator and distance training chair on the Michigan State Running Club and am planning on completing USATF certification to pursue coaching alongside a future as a high school teacher. I can be found running all over Brighton, from the trails of Huron Meadows and Bishop Lake to the concrete jungle along Grand River Ave. My favorite things about running are the community and the feeling of pushing yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of. I've met so many incredible people and made so many friends through my passion for the sport, some of which include my coworkers at Running Lab, where I work as a sales associate.


Jen Crutchfield

Jen, Assistant Manager

Jen is an active gal with a lot of energy. She enjoys running a variety of distances from 10k's to 50 milers. In her spare time, Jen enjoys cuddling with her dog Mak, cross stitching, hiking, camping and fly fishing.


Paul, Sales Associate & 2018 Team Running Lab Coach of the Year


Chris, Sales Associate

After 35 years in the classroom, I retired from teaching and began my second career at Running Lab in June 2021. I’ve been involved in high school athletics for every one of my teaching years, have coached at the Varsity and JV levels and have used running as my “therapy”. With 24 marathons and 6 Boston’s under my belt, I’ve got the experience and endured the injuries to help you find the right shoes or apparel for your needs.


Nick, Sales Associate


Ken Larscheid

Ken, Owner

Ken, the owner of Running Lab, has been involved in the athletic shoe industry for 19 years in many different facets. Ken started out working at Dicks Sporting Goods for 2 years and quickly realized his passion for running shoes needed to take him further. He moved on to manage two different New Balance concept stores in Wisconsin and Illinois, learning the basics of buying, management, and more precise shoe–fitting utilizing widths and common practices found in traditional sit and fit stores.


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Brady, Sales Associate

I run for Brighton High School in cross country and track. I love running with friends and family as well as playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf. I really look forward to helping you find the best shoe for you!



Keith, Sales Associate


Kayla, Sales Associate


Toni Reese

Toni, Store Manager & Team Running Lab Coach

Toni is the manager at Running Lab. She is a motivational trail runner that enjoys inspiring other runners to run trails and to reach new distance goals. Her positive attitude and people-focused approach makes her an incredible contribution to our Running Lab team.


Blake, Sales Associate

Blake is a shoe fanatic who started his shoe-selling journey at Adidas. He learned and gained an appreciation for sneakers, which inspired him to continue down the line of selling shoes. Now he is studying marketing at Cleary University hoping to further spread the love and appreciation he has for shoes to the rest of the world.



Ryan, Sales Associate

Ryan ran for South Lyon East for four years, and now attends University of Michigan studying Public Health. If he's not working at Running Lab or studying chemistry, Ryan loves to run, bike, and swim.


Brenna Wheeler

Brenna, Marketing Manager

Brenna runs to de-stress from life with 4 young children. Don't bother to ask her before a run how far she's going, she never knows, so she'll probably just run whatever distance you're up for! She's a fan of the half marathon and terrible weather conditions. When she is not running, she is hiking, biking, camping, orienteering, kayaking, snowshoeing, or just plain enjoying the outdoors! 

Custom Shoe Fitting!
30 Day Guarantee!
Trained Staff!
Only Running/Walking Store in Livingston County!