Meet the Running Co Staff Members
TJ’s earliest memories of RunningCo. are from the fall of 1997 when his dad brought him into the shop to buy his first pair of running shoes for high school cross country. In the summer of 2001 he had the opportunity to start working at the shop as a part time employee, and by the fall of 2004 he was managing the shop. Today he is the General Manager of the RunningCo. locations. You can often see TJ running the streets of Collingswood with his son Tristan in the stroller. In his running career he has completed distances from 5k-Half Ironman with some Tough Mudders and Adventure races thrown into the mix.
In May of 2017, Ed will be celebrating his 10th anniversary with Runningco. From the very first group run at the Moorestown store Ed has loved working with the running community in South Jersey; he splits his time between the Moorestown and Haddonfield location each weekend and especially likes working with our beginning runners lending advice and encouragement. Ed also likes directing and promoting local races through Runningco. Ed has run over 50 marathons, 8 ultramarathons and a whole bunch of other races; he hasn’t won a race since the 5th grade – it’s the process he loves – the outcome is a bonus.
Hollie grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and moved to New Jersey 3.5 years ago. Hollie started running about 5 years ago but swam competitively beforehand and through college. Her favorite running distances include 5ks and half marathons and you can see her at multiple races every weekend.
In her free time she travels around NJ reviewing diners, drinking coffee or blogging. She currently manages the social media for RunningCo.
Lora started working for RunningCo of Haddonfield in 2007 in her off hours from her job as a middle school teacher. She began running after college to bring peace and balance into her daily life. Lora has run 5k’s through marathons, as well as sprint triathlons and a half-iron distance tri. With “Earn Your Shower” as her daily motto, Lora enjoys being a part of the local running community — helping people with their running needs and encouraging everyone to get moving!
Jon grew up in South Jersey running at Cinnaminson High School. After college he joined the military and was stationed in Colorado where he spent the last 7 years. In between deployments and military training he spent his time running and hiking in the mountains in search of new trails and alpine lakes. Now that he’s back in south Jersey you can find him coaching at Cinnaminson or running his favorite trails (Palmyra Nature cove or the Pinelands).
Anita works 3 miles from our Moorestown store and lives 2 miles from our Haddonfield store. So naturally it was only a matter of time before she became a regular shopper at RunningCo. Anita joined our family in March, 2014 as one of the Team Tindall head coaches and a co-host of our Saturday morning group runs in Moorestown. Off the roads, she’s very passionate about Jesus Christ, all kinds of food and anything related to STEM. A middle distance runner and lover of the track in college, Anita now names the marathon as her favorite event to run. After completing both the Boston and Chicago marathons in 2015, she aspires to run all of the World Major marathons before giving up the gruesome training.
Kevin was a member of both the cross country & track team at Camden Catholic High School and Saint Joseph’s University. As Kevin began graduate school in 2012 at Saint Joe’s he began working part time at the store and has since never looked back! You can find Kevin at one of our locations on weekends and at the Wednesday Store Run every week in the summer running with his Camden Catholic boys that he coaches!
Julie has a soccer background and started running post college to keep in shape. She has been a part of the Running Co. family since 2014. Julie is a mother to 2 children and found that running has become a great outlet beyond its health benefits. Her running career has covered distances from 5k up to and including marathons. “Running has brought so many people into my life that I would never have met otherwise” !
Laura joined the Running Co. team in May 2007. She grew up running locally at Haddon Township High School, and collegiately at Rowan University. Since then, Laura has raced distances 5ks up to the full marathon. She has spent time working in community health through AmeriCorp, and is now and registered nurse. Laura loves working with her Running Co. family to keep the South Jersey community running happy & healthy.
Colleen has been working at RunningCo. since 2010 and running in south jersey since 1998. Her favorite thing about running is like a good friend it is there for you through the seasons of life. She has run through high school, college at West Virginia University, and motherhood. If she’s not running you will find her hiking and drinking coffee with her two(soon to be three) kids, husband, and dogs.
A late comer to the running scene, Shawn began running as a means to loss weight. She continues to run to maintain her curvy figure. Mixing it up, Shawn enjoys adventure races such as the Tough Mudder and Spartan Race series. What’s a day without a little mud, barbed wire, hills, and electric shocks? Her favorite race is the Men’s Health Urbanathlon and wishes they would bring back the Chicago location. In the meantime, she will continue to rehab her chronic IT Band issue and you might find her hobbling through her run in an area near you.
Ralph harris has been a part of the RunningCo. family for ten years and a South Jersey running representative for twenty. Starting at a young age Ralph terrorized the mean streets of Runnemede on foot. He’s actually the undisputed, self proclaimed youngest human to ever learn to run. Soon after, he discovered organized running and eventually led the high powered Triton Mustangs to many team successes in cross country and track. Throughout the years following high school Ralph has remained close to the sport, coaching at the high school level, working with individual athletes, and dabbling from time to time in various distances from the mile to the Marathon.
You can currently find Ralph at any of our stores (depending on the day of course) Sharpening his jump rope skills and planking for time. He is also sporting a powerful beard and lately, a mohawk.