Meet the Team

Take a minute to meet our awesome crew!

Rhonda Roman (email)

Store Owner

Owner Rhonda Roman has been fitting running shoes since 1996. She started fitting shoes when she was 16! (kidding).  During the rare moments Rhonda is away from her first baby, Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, she is home parenting her second and third children, Madeline and Avery.  During her spare time, she enjoys long trail runs in Annadel State Park.

Melody Karpinski (email)

Marketing & Inventory Manager

Melody picked up her first pair of running shoes at Fleet Feet Sports during her freshman cross-country season. She competed in cross-country and track in high school and at SRJC, and received her B.A. in journalism in 2011 from Point Loma University in San Diego. She joined the Fleet Feet team in 2012, and serves as the marketing manager at the Santa Rosa store. She recently completed three half marathons and her first marathon, and coaches for Montgomery and Rincon Valley Christian's cross-country & track teams. She also enjoys writing for the Fleet Feet Sports blog and the Press Democrat. 

Kathleen Daly (email)

Training Groups Director

Kathleen was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She tried running, but never really enjoyed it. In 2004, things changed. She quit smoking, started running and joined Team in Training in 2004 to run a half marathon. She thought she was too old to run a full marathon, but the training worked and she ran a half in October and a full marathon in December 2004. She has since ran nine marathons and 30+ half marathons. Becoming a runner has been a life changing experience for her.  

Kathleen became an assistant coach in 2007 and coached five seasons with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. She also served as an assistant coach for Fleet Feet’s 5K and 10K groups in 2007 and 2008 and a half marathon group in 2009. She became head coach of Fleet Feet’s training groups in 2011. She loves being a coach and helping people meet their goals. 

Kathleen is also a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and RX Running.

Daniel Breazeale (email)

Footwear Manager & FIT Specialist

Hi, my name is Daniel. I have been a runner since a wee little boy. I ran track and cross country for Montgomery High School. I worked at Fleet Feet during my senior year of high school before going to Humboldt State University where I graduated with a degree in geology. I love the outdoors, so if you don't see me in the store, you can find me in Annadel.

Marina Davies (email)

FIT Specialist & Social Media Advisor

My name is Marina and I am a senior at Sonoma State University. I'm currently studying Biology and Psychology with hopes to pursue graduate school. Some of my hobbies include hiking, swimming, and exploring new places. In addition, I also enjoy animals and traveling. After backpacking through Santa Cruz, I fell in love with the trail and hope to take up trail running in the near future. I love to live a positive lifestyle outdoors and I look forward to helping you find your passion as well. 

Suzanne Eraldi (email)

Inventory Manager & FIT Specialist

Suzanne has been at Fleet Feet for four years during which time she has worked as a fitter, an assistant coach and the watchful tracker of the socks and Superfeet insoles.

She also works as a musician and music teacher in the area. Trail running is really her escape of choice... She's the one in the Fleet Feet Shirt and hat that goes up hill really slowly just so that she can have the fun of bombing back down again.

See you on the trails!  

Josh Palmgren (email)

FIT Specialist & Social Media Advisor

My name is Josh Palmgren. I am 19 years old and a full time student and athlete at Santa Rosa Junior College. I have been on staff at Fleet Feet Santa Rosa for over 2 years and have loved every moment of it. I fell in love with running during my first track season my junior year in high school at RVC. I currently run cross-country and track at Santa Rosa Junior College. I would like to become an occupational therapist and work with children who have learning disabilities.

Other than running, my hobbies include photography, helping out with the store's social media output, finding the newest and hottest beats, and hanging out with my favorite co-worker, Patrick Temple!

Josh Pine (email)

FIT Specialist

Hi, I’m Josh Pine. Running (or should I say distance running) is my passion. I graduated from Montgomery High School where I ran cross country and track for three years. I currently am an assistant coach for cross country and track at Montgomery, and will compete for SRJC in track this spring. In school, I plan to major in history. P.S. I like memes.

Patrick Temple (email)

FIT Specialist & Training Group Coach
Patrick T. joined the Fleet Feet coaching staff in 2013 and has been working in the store since 2014. 
A runner since high school, Patrick has competed at every distance from the 100 meters to the marathon, his favorite being the half marathon.  He is the Fleet Feet Santa Rosa marathon and speedwork coach, and assists with coaching the shorter distances and trail groups. He loves working with runners looking to improve their strength, speed and commitment to the sport, and helping participants complete distances they never thought possible.
When not running, Patrick parents his daughter and his hobbies include photography and reading.

Ali Van Zandt (email)

FIT Specialist

My name is Ali. I got the "running bug" my senior year in high school. I decided to try out for cross country and track at the SRJC and loved every minute of it. I enjoy doing all sports. I grew up swimming, playing soccer, volleyball and tennis. I graduated from UC Davis, where I earned my B.S. in Nutrition and was part of the triathlon club.

I have a passion for nutrition, health and fitness. Currently, I am working towards becoming a physical therapist. 

Andrew Magdaleno(email)

Fit Specialist

Hi there, I'm Andrew.

Erin McCullough(email)

Fit Specialist

Hi there, I'm Erin.


Devan Becker(email)

Fit Specialist

Hello there, I'm Devan. 


Jillian Van Riper(email)

Fit Specialist

Hi there, I'm Jillian.

Taylor Rewick(email)

Fit Specialist

Hey there, I'm Taylor.

Patrick Burden(email)

Fit Specialist & Events Coordinator

Hi there, I'm Patrick.

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