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Ken Larscheid, Owner
Ken Larscheid, owner of The Running Lab, has been involved in the athletic shoe industry for 14 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.
Toni Reese, 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.
Brenna Wheeler, Marketing & Events 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, teaching yoga or just plain enjoying the outdoors!
Kimberly Bastian, Assistant 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.
Kayla Pike, Sales Associate
Paul Doby, Sales Associate & Team Running Lab Coach
Nick Gapp, Sales Associate
Elizabeth Brent, Sales Associate
Jen Crutchfield, Sales Associate
Sydney Brief, Sales Associate
Sydney grew up in the Brighton, Michigan and graduated from Hartland High School. In high school she competed in multiple sports including cross country, basketball, tennis, soccer, and track. She continued her studies and running career at Michigan State University. At Michigan State, Sydney competes in the 6K on the running club team and also enjoys running longer distances in her free time. Outside of running, Sydney loves to travel, hike, practice yoga, volunteer, and analyze films. Sydney loves the positive atmosphere and hands-on approach of Running Lab and hopes to bring her upbeat energy and enthusiasm to the Running Lab team.