Meet our running specialists


Dakota Tell


Sales Associate



Dakota graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa this past May, where she was one of Wartburg top runners for cross country and track and field and earned her bachelor's degree in Fitness Management.  In her senior season at Wartburg, Dakota was five time all-conference in cross country and track and field, as well as became an All-American in the indoor distance medley relay, anchoring in the mile, back in February. Wartburg won the  NCAA DIII Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship and won nine of twelve cross country and track and field conference championships during Tell's time. She was a team captain as well as got the privilege to coordinate the NCAA Division III National track and Field banquet.  She will be starting her master's degree in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia this fall.


Stephanie Johnston


In Store Volunteer



Stephanie is a senior at Concordia University.  She is a 5x All-American in cross country, Indoor track and outdoor track.  While at school she is studying Exercise Science with a minor in Math.  She is also a member of the Concordia string ensemble and Athletes in Action.  Stephanie hopes to one day become a high school teacher and influence others like she has been influenced by teachers.  Stephanie is excited to help out in the store and gain experience in a running and fitness store.

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Sales Associate

Sam is a Michigan triathlete and mechanic at The Local Bike Shop A2. He's passionate about cycling and running.

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Sales Associate

Fitness and Nutrition Coach at PE Nut Educator, and Track and Cross Country Coach at Saline Area Schools. Tom was inducted into the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Hall of Fame in February 2007.

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Tim Russell


Sales Associate