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

Operations 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 our 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 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.

Lillie Schrock

Store Manager

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 multiple half marathons and one full marathon 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.

Macie Gale

Apparel Buyer

I began my running journey in high school, when my twin sister signed up for XC and I figured I couldn’t let her get an edge on me. Turns out I am better in sports without balls. Since then, I ran for Northwest Christian University where I studied Exercise Science. I helped the women’s XC team win a national championship in 2015 and later earned individual All-American honors in the 3000m Steeplechase.

I’m thankful to work at Run Hub with such kind and knowledgeable co-workers and am thrilled to help people get equipped for their next adventures!

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.

Zoey Bailey

I joined the Run Hub staff in the summer of 2020, but I have been running most of my life! I have my parents to thank for gently steering me towards running early after watching me joyfully sprint up and down soccer fields helplessly adverse to kicking the ball. I found my stride on the cross country and track teams in elementary school and have been running competitively ever since! In addition to serving as an excellent way to meet wonderful friends and stay healthy, running is my secret weapon for self-confidence, sanity, focus in academics, and overall wellbeing.

I have lived in Oregon most of my life but moved to Eugene in 2019 to attend classes at the University of Oregon. As a student in the UO Clark Honors College, I am majoring in Global Studies with minors in Spanish and Economics. Although I grew up in Corvallis, I am a proud duck and am stoked to compete and train with the fantastic UO running club.

Connie Gardner

I’m from NorCal originally but I’ve been here in Eugene a little over five years. I studied Music Performance in school and came to running as a way to strengthen my lungs to play the clarinet better.

When I moved to Eugene I wanted to get to know the area and meet people and one day my best friend brought home a Run Hub flyer. Since then, my dog Gilly and I have become regulars at the community runs, I’ve done multiple training programs with Run Hub, and I partnered with Dustin when I started a small business making race medal holders. I just bought my first home in the area and I’m excited to keep running and exploring the wonderful PNW!

Naomi Passarelli

I grew up in Northern California farmland and began running cross country as well as track and field in middle school. I rediscovered my love of running two years ago and take every chance I can get to run on a trail.

I went to school for teaching and have been teaching for ten years. In 2021, I adventured out into the field of counseling and am working on getting my LPC.

I got involved with Run Hub because I needed trail shoes and wanted to try them on first. Run Hub was recommended by local runners I knew and I had such a great experience I wanted to join the team 😉  I have a big family of boys as well as a dog so we love to be outside in (in my humble opinion) the most amazing state. Running is also a great excuse to get outside and I love finding new trails or waterfalls.

Jack Matherly

I’m from Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved to Eugene in October of 2020 for some change in scenery. I joined the cross country team my sophomore year of high school and haven’t stopped running since. Growing up I played a number of sports, but once I started running I felt like it didn’t matter how big or small, strong or athletic you were, running was the great equalizer. I loved to race because I loved the sense of self improvement I got from it, as well as the feeling that everyone else around me was getting the best out of themselves too.

When I moved to Eugene I was excited to be in a city where the running community and culture was apparent. I quickly learned that Run Hub was the best store in town because of their products and their community. Since joining the staff I’ve also joined the Big Timber Running Club, where I’ve been able to make new friends and continue enjoying the team atmosphere I enjoyed so much through high school and college.

Linus Rueegger

I am originally from Zurich, Switzerland but jumped between Zurich and Portland, OR as I grew up. My undergrad took me to Southern California where I competed for my university’s soccer team and studied Environmental Education and Urban Planning. However, when the global pandemic hit, and my senior year of soccer unfortunately was canceled, I turned to running. This has brought me to Eugene where I am currently pursuing my MBA at Bushnell University as well as competing for their track and XC teams.

Once I got settled in Eugene the name “Run Hub” was in my ear constantly. I was super drawn to the community the store has fostered and knew immediately I wanted to be a part of it!

Sam Metzger

Having spent most of my life in the suburbs of Maryland, I am a proud East-Coaster. After graduating high school in 2019, I have been bouncing around to many different places including Senegal and Alaska. I finally settled in Eugene when I transferred to the University of Oregon, where I am studying Environmental Science. I started working at Run Hub in April 2022 after working for several months at RoadRunnerSports in Colorado. 

Although most of my life has been defined by playing soccer competitively, I am now an avid trail runner. I started running at age 10 when I was still copying everything my older brother did. I quickly fell in love with the sport and added training for track and field on top of my soccer training throughout high school. After my competitive spirit burnt out, I switched to running just for the fun of it, which quickly led me to pursuing long adventures on the trails.