MEET THE STAFF


Tyler & Ally Bowersock
Store Owners

Tyler and Ally met working out at the gym and have been promoting physical activity and fitness ever since. Tyler is the owner of University Physical Therapy and also co-owner of RunAbout Sports Roanoke with his wife, Ally. In addition to co-owner of RunAbout Sports Roanoke, Ally is an Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Assistant Professor of Interprofessionalism at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Both Tyler and Ally compete in a variety of running and triathlon events including iron-distance triathlons (both Tyler and Ally) and the Boston Marathon (just Ally!) Tyler supports injury management for all of our running groups and customers. Ally manages community engagement for RunAbout and also assists in program development, pub run logistics, and co-leads the popular Women, Weights, and Wine monthly store event.


Cody Seymour
Manager

Cody grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Cave Spring High School. After many years of playing baseball, Cody found his future in running. After earning All-State honors several times and obtaining a State Championship in high school, Cody attended High Point University where he competed on the Cross Country and Track team while earning his B.S. in Exercise Science. He aspires for a career in marketing and sales in the sport industry and currently manages all operations at RunAbout Sports. While away from the store, Cody enjoys the outdoors, going to the gym, hanging out with his buddies and playing with his pups.
Favorite Running Shoe: Adidas Energy Boost
Favorite Race Distance: 5k
Favorite Local Place to Run: Carvin’s Cove


Stephen LaFontaine
Sale Associate

Stephen grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and attended Bruton High School. After high school, he went on to attend Ferrum College. Stephen joined the RunAbout team this Fall and has been one of the leading sales associates. Stephen found running later in his life and has seen massive improvements over the last year. Stephen transferred from the walking group to the walk-run group and now to the running group all within a year. This fall, Stephen completed his first half marathon and looks to continue improving towards his goals going into the new year. During his down time, Stephen enjoys hanging out with his son and of course, running!
Favorite Running Shoe: Mizuno Wave Rider
Favorite Race Distance: Half-Marathon
Favorite Place to Run: Blue Ridge Parkway


Lynne Deckel
Sale Associate

Lynne grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, she went on to run cross country and track at UMBC. Lynne has been with RunAbout Sports since the Spring of 2017. While not at the store, Lynne teaches and coaches cross country at Patrick County High School. Lynne recently qualified her cross country team for the state championships to compete against the best in the state of Virginia. Lynne in her spare time enjoys reading, making lesson plans and going hiking.
Favorite Running Shoe: ON Cloudflyer
Favorite Race Distance: Mile
Favorite Local Place to Run: Carvin’s Cove


Alex Sheppard
Sale Associate

Alex grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. After graduating from Salem, he attended Jefferson College of Health Sciences where he majored in Health and Exercise Science and was introduced to the moto “Exercise is Medicine”. While at Jefferson, Alex began was introduced to trail running which he has developed a love for. He aspires to be a PA one day and wants to use his training in exercise to help his patients become healthier, but in the meantime, he also loves to hike, watch movies, and talk with people. Alex is married and resides in Roanoke with his wife.
Favorite Running Shoe: HOKA ONEONE Gaviota
Favorite Race Distance: Half-Marathon
Favorite Local Place to Run: Rattlin Run and Four Gorge (Carvins Cove)


Alyssa Shupe
Sale Associate

Alyssa grew up in Forest, Virginia and graduated from Jefferson Forest High School in 2015. She ran cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track, where she helped her cross-country team acquire two state titles, as well as attaining multiple state titles in the middle-distance events. Alyssa is now a junior at Virginia Tech, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human, Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and competes on the cross country and track teams. After she graduates, she hopes to attend PT school and become a physical therapist. Alyssa began working at Runabout Sports over the summer of 2017, and continues to work on the weekends. In her spare time, Alyssa volunteers at the Montgomery County Humane Society, and she enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and watching movies.
Favorite Running Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 4
Favorite Race Distance: 1500m
Favorite Local Place to Run: Pandapas Pond Poverty Creek Trail in Blacksburg


Tim Shay
Sale Associate

Tim grew up in Roanoke County, going to school at Northside High School. While there, he found his passion for running. After playing soccer for many years, he joined the cross country team in his sophomore year. That year he quit soccer to run Indoor and Outdoor Track. Now, Tim attends Roanoke College, where he studies Ancient History and Languages and runs on the Cross Country and Track teams. He aspires to one day be a professor. During the school year, Tim works at the store as a sales associate. On breaks he oftentimes mans the water table at Pub Runs and helps out with the Wednesday Workout over the summer.
Favorite Running Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 4
Favorite Race Distance: 3K on the indoor track
Favorite Local Place to Run: Carvins Cove


Kelly Berry
Sale Associate

Last but not least! Our teammate Kelly “The Rocket” Berry. She’s currently absent from the store as she’s battling Osteosarcoma. But she has the will of a champion and a spirit of a fighter. She’ll conquer this battle and return stronger than ever! Love you, KB!