Meet the Staff

Dustin Pearce

Owner, General Manager, Shoe Geek & Running Science Junkie 

Before opening Run Hub I worked in a run specialty shop in my hometown during graduate school, which I once referred to as the best job ever! Once I started my teaching career I worked some summers at a run shop in St. Louis, Missouri, during the summers. In 2012, my wife, Kris, and I moved to Eugene. I taught high school and coached for a couple of years in Eugene before I decided I was ready for something new.  My previous experiences working at run shops coupled with my own experience as a runner, and my 15 years as a high school coach, led to the origin of Run Hub. Beyond co-owning the shop with Kris, I serve as the general manager and footwear buyer, in addition to a long list of other hats that I wear.

I can remember running races as early as 4th grade, but I don’t really consider my start as a runner until I joined the cross country team in my sophomore year of high school. Outside work and running, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, camping and exploring with Kris, and our son, Oliver.

Kris Pearce

Accountant Extraordinaire, Co-owner

I have been a runner since the age of nine when I started tugging on my dad’s shirt tail to let me run 5K’s with him.  After that first race, dad was the one tugging on my shirt tail to slow down.  I went on to win three State Cross Country team titles and be a 10K champion in the Ohio Valley Conference. Now I love exploring the roads and trails around Eugene and meeting new friends in the process.

Lauren Moe

Store Manager

Growing up, I ran to keep in shape for sports I was playing and then ran track my junior and senior years in high school. It was one of the hardest things I’d ever done, pushing myself in track workouts so hard I wanted to throw up and running seven miles in the pouring rain for Saturday practice. I moved from my hometown of Albany, OR, to Eugene in 2001 for college and haven’t really left. After graduating from the University of Oregon and playing four years of club lacrosse, I started running longer distances when I saw an ad for the Rock n Roll half in Nashville, TN, and signed up. Since that fateful race in 2006, I’ve run three 50Ks, nine marathons and a dozen or so half marathons.

As store manager, I am in charge of apparel buying, our monthly e-newsletter and website, marketing, outreach and more. I was the original employee and have been at Run Hub since April 2015 when it was an empty store front and we were creating accounts with many of our vendors. Outside of Run Hub and running for health and personal enjoyment, I have two young boys (3 years and 4 months) with my husband Pete and love spending time with my family. If I’m not running, you’d likely find me hiking on the Ridgeline or drinking an Americano.

Tony Clement

Assistant Manager

I moved to Oregon in summer 2017 from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I worked at a running shop called Heart & Sole Sports. I’m originally from Windber, Pennsylvania, and am an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma. After my college career, I moved to Western Maryland, where I worked for the Washington County government in various fields of public health and recreation. In 2013, I decided to journey across the country to chase my racing goals for middle distance track and field.  At the 2017 USA Indoor Championships I finished ninth in the 1000-meter race.

Wanting to be closer to competitive track meets, I loaded up my ’99 Lumina and came to Tracktown USA! I started frequenting Run Hub’s Wednesday night community runs and was soon engaging the running community as a service rep. I officially joined the Run Hub staff in August 2017. Impressed with the consistent support of the running community, I knew that I found my home base in the embrace of the Run Hub Family!

Katie Fitch

Training Team Coach & Sock Inventory Manager 

I moved to Eugene in September 2015 to begin a PhD program in education at University of Oregon. To meet new people, I came to a Run Hub community run and got hooked. I trained with Team Run Hub for the 2016 Eugene Marathon and asked Dustin and Kris if they had any staff openings because I needed a summer job. I began working at Run Hub for the Olympic Trials in 2016 and have been on staff ever since. I am coaching the fall 2018 training team for the EWEB 10K and half marathon and love it.

I started running in college. I was a swimmer growing up but did not continue once I got to college. I needed a way to stay in shape and took up running. I was a long distance swimmer and that endurance transferred well to long distance running. I ran my first half marathon my sophomore year of college in January 2005 and have been running races ever since. I have run numerous half marathons and seven marathons, including the 2013 Boston Marathon. I have also completed one Full Ironman in July 2014.

Outside of Run Hub, I am a full time PhD student in the Education Studies Department at UO and plan to graduate in 2020. I teach undergraduate and master’s education courses at the university. I love checking out new restaurants, breweries, and wineries around Eugene and traveling with my partner, Misael. Fun Fact! We met at Run Hub on the first day of the Olympic Trials in 2016 and are getting married in June 2019. Run Hub will always be a very special place to us.

Devin VansCoy

Monthly Destination Trail Run Organizer

I started running in junior high. I went out for track as a 7th grader because it was the only sport offered besides golf and all of my friends chose track. I moved to Eugene in November of 2012 and started running with Run Hub shortly after it opened in 2015. I already knew Dustin from teaching and saw him at a local race. He told me he had quit his job teaching and opened a running store. I went to check it out right away soon started organizing the monthly trail destination runs for the store.

I enjoy competing in mountain races around the United States. If I ever get rich or sponsored I will broaden my horizons and start competing internationally. Whenever I travel somewhere I always look for a trail race nearby.

Grace Youngblood

I began working at Run Hub Northwest in May 2016. I am a Eugene local and have enjoyed running since I can remember. I first began racing in local road races such as the Truffle Shuffle and Butte to Butte until I was old enough to join the South Eugene High School distance team. I am now studying at the University of Oregon and have continued to run in my free time and compete in local road and trail races.

Caitlyn O’Sullivan

I am a Pleasant Hill native and grew up in the local musical theater and dance community. After my grandmother beat breast cancer, I decided to honor and celebrate by training for the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. When I was 20 I entered the race and the camaraderie and celebration of the running community pulled me in. In 2011 I moved to Chicago where I started working in run specialty. After a short time in the windy city my yearning for mountains and hiking pulled me back to the Pacific Northwest, where I resumed my career as a hairdresser. Once settled back in Eugene I continued to expand my running goals by joining a Hood to Coast team in 2013 and running the 2014 Grapes of Half half marathon. When Run Hub opened in 2015 I was quick to join in on the group runs when possible. Today I spend my free time directing children’s theatre and working part time as a hairdresser. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in run specialty with Run Hub and help others realize their own athletic capabilities.

Jadzia “Jazzy” Engle

I was first introduced to the Run Hub community through my high school cross country coach, James March, the summer after my freshman year. The Wednesday evening and Saturday morning group runs really helped me throughout my summer training and exposed me to the cool community that Run Hub attracts. Even though I was born and spent the majority of my childhood in the Eugene/Springfield area, since I wasn’t a runner I hadn’t been introduced to the fun and supportive running community that is fostered at places such as Run Hub. I fell in love with the environment produced by the store, and I was eager to do all I could to keep that alive.

I started working at Run Hub the summer before my junior year of high school in 2018. When I’m not running or consumed in school work, I love to kayak the beautiful rivers we have in our town!

Lillie Schrock

Website Editor, RunVenture Organizer

I grew up in Nebraska and started running in the 7th grade when I joined my school’s cross country team. Having learned I had poor hand-eye coordination, I had no other choice but to choose running as my sport, but it has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life. I ran cross country through high school and won the “most improved runner” award my senior year. Since then I have enjoyed competing in community races and have run two half marathons so far.

I moved to Oregon in 2016. During my first week in town I found Run Hub on Facebook and came to the store for a community run. I kept coming back and I have not only improved my pace and endurance by training with Run Hub, but I also have made close friends. I started working at Run Hub in September 2018.

Mary Beth Hamilton

I grew up in Dallas, Texas, where I found myself running by way of middle school and high school cross country. When I started in 7th grade, I struggled to finish a full mile without walking. Eventually, being a part of an exceptionally large and fun team (our high school team had 150 girls!) sparked my love of, and motivation for, running. We won a few state championships, and that (plus a hefty dose of good luck) helped me find my way onto the track and cross country teams at the University of Texas. I specialized in the 800, 1500, and mile distances there, as well as running four seasons of cross country. During my time as a Longhorn, we qualified for 3 NCAA XC championships, and I ran at the 2016 NCAA track meet in Eugene in the 800. I fell in love with this little spunky town and eventually found my way back here!

I moved to Eugene in the fall of 2018 to pursue my master’s degree in school psychology at the U of O. I started working at Run Hub at the beginning of 2019. I have been working in run specialty shops for the past 5 years (previously Run On! in Dallas, and Texas Running Company and Rogue Running in Austin). I LOVE this job because it creates so many opportunities for authentic interaction, and it allows me to help people get excited about running and staying active. I have never experienced a store with as much genuine community involvement as Run Hub, and I feel lucky to have stumbled into such an encouraging, fun and welcoming community!

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