Meet the Team

Whether you need to be fitted for your next running shoe, or get tips on fueling for your next race – these are the magic-makers.

Our team

The heart of all we do at Point 2 is our people! If you’re interested in how we do what we do, meet each reason.

About Glenn:

Glenn is a local businessman and accountant who loves sports. He started walking and running several years ago and has completed several half marathons. Glenn is looking forward to serving the Peninsula community by giving residents a store that has what they need to reach their running and walking goals.

Glenn

Owner

About Andrea:

After graduating with a degree in Biology in 2006 from ODU, Andrea found herself in the world of real estate and property management, working alongside her Dad, Glenn. Running became a fun hobby starting in 2007 when she started with a a simple 5k that led to countless longer distances and ever-evolving goals. When Point 2 opened in 2011, it only seemed natural for her to once again work with her Dad. She began managing the store in the fall of 2011 and came to realize that serving the runners and walkers on the Peninsula was a true passion. She takes great pride in the cast and crew that work alongside her and believes that at Point 2, there is something for everyone no matter where their fitness level is at. She resides in Newport News, with her husband, Lee daughter, Olivia and dog, Bentley.

Andrea

Owner & General Manager

Newport News

About Ruthie:

Originally from Arizona, Ruthie began running in her mid 20s in Alaska as a charity runner and immediately jumped to the marathon distance. She has since completed 28 marathons in 21 states, with the long-term goal of running one in every state. Ruthie also runs ultramarathons and has completed three 100-milers, but her favorite distances are still the half and full marathon and she is proud to say that she earned her personal best, and first Boston Qualifier, right here at the Newport News One City Marathon. Ruthie enjoys spending time with her three children, her fiancé, and their assortment of pets, and she is also a professional harpist and an active member of her church handbell choir.

Ruthie

Newport News Manager

About Alan:

Alan is a retired Naval Officer who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and lived in numerous places during his career in the Navy. He moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1994 and has been here ever since. He took up running in 2008 with his first race being the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n Roll half marathon. Since then he has run 16 marathons, 28 half marathons. 2 ultra-marathons, two 200 mile relays, and 37 other races between 5 and 10 kilometers. In 2012, he started running marathons in overseas locations and in 2018 he became a member of the Seven Continents Club by completing a marathon on all 7 continents. Alan is in charge of the weekly Point 2 group run in Newport News where he loves seeing runners of all ages and fitness levels. He is always looking for ways to improve these runs and is open to all suggestions and recommendations. He especially enjoys working with new runners offering advice on all aspects of getting into the running lifestyle.

Alan

Group Run Coordinator & Running Consultant

About Elisa:

Elisa is an Air Force wife and mother of two boys. She has a Master of Arts degree in English, but has spent the majority of her adult life raising her kids, moving around, and running in as many places as possible. She began running in 2010 to get back in shape. After her first 5K, she was hooked and continued to race longer distances. Motivated by bringing clean water to poor children in Africa, Elisa ran her first ultramarathon in 2014 in Hawaii, raising $9K for Team World Vision. Her true passion is trail running and ultramarathons. She has run the perimeter of Oahu (135 miles), completed four 100 mile races (Yeti, Umstead, and Grindstone twice), three 24 hour races, and numerous other ultras and most recently ran the 107.8-mile section of the Appalachian Trail through Shenandoah National Park. She loves the running community, continually challenging herself, and encouraging people wherever they are in their journey. She also coaches track and cross country at York High School.

Elisa

Social Media Manager & Apparel Buyer

About Kasandra:

Kasandra started running when she was 7 years old in a charity 5k; she scared her parents when she ran away from them after the start of the race and ran the race on her own. Since then, Kasandra has competed in many events ranging from the 300-meter dash to half marathons. In 2018, she won the Virginia 3A State Cross Country Championship and went undefeated in the Bay Rivers District. She currently runs at Virginia Commonwealth University where she is majoring in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering with a double major in Physics. Outside of running, Kasandra likes to hike, bike, cook, and knit.

Kasandra

Running Consultant

About Cris:

Cris is a born and raised London (U.K.) native who moved to Newport News in 2017 as a military spouse. She lives with her husband and rescue dog, loves interacting with the local community, and volunteers with a few local organizations. Cris started taking running “way more seriously” after coming in to the store in 2018 and meeting Alan, who fitted her for the right running shoes and got her 5K ready. Since then, she has completed numerous 5K’s, an 8K, 10K and recently completed her first half marathon, the One City Half Marathon. Cris is passionate about how running changed her life both mentally and physically, so naturally her favorite part about working at Point 2 is being able to help new runners get ready for their first race, or to just start running!

Cris

Running Consultant

About Katryna:

Katryna began her running journey at a young age in fun runs. When her family moved to Virginia in 2011 they began going to Point 2 group runs and running local 5k races. Though she complained before every run, Katryna stuck with it after being bribed with Slurpees. In high school she found a passion for running after seeing the positive outcomes of her hard work. She currently runs for Tabb High School and Growing Runners Track Club. Katryna has competed in a variety of events from the 800m to the 8k, and is proud to be a state champion in the 3200m. Next year she will be attending George Mason University and competing for their cross country and track teams.

Katryna

Running Consultant

About Stephen:

Stephen has grown up as a military child and began running at a young age. With his first few races in the mountains in Colorado, Stephen quickly developed a passion for trail running and cross country. When the family moved overseas to Japan, he continued to compete in cross country and track. Now a junior at York High School, Stephen looks forward to growing and persevering in his quest to become a collegiate athlete.

Stephen

Running Consultant

About Alex:

Alex stumbled upon early success in his running career giving him the opportunity to compete at the Division I level for the American University Cross Country and Track Teams. Throughout his tenure in high school, he acquired four all-regional finishes, eight regional titles, ten all-state finishes, and five state runner-up finishes across each of the three respective running seasons. Alex has always been a loyal customer of the Point 2 Running Company, since the beginning of his young career. Although his visits might come few and far between now that he is a student-athlete in DC, he hopes as an employee that his expertise and running knowledge can have a positive impact on neighbors in the community and other recreational or competitive athletes who are driven and goal-oriented just like him.

Alex

Running Consultant

About Caroline:

Originally from New York but moving around as a military family, Caroline has chosen to call Virginia "home". While spending many years in varied retail positions and teaching kindergarten, Caroline always enjoyed various sports and the outdoors but was not able to run long distances until an exercise-induced asthma diagnosis in 2012. Despite being close to 50 years old and believing she would never run a marathon, a persistent friend convinced her to set new goals; since then she has completed four full marathons plus many other races including a Go Ruck 26.2 event and two 200-mile relays. Caroline also recently got back into cycling and enjoys weekly long bike rides with friends. In her free time she enjoys volunteering and has had the honor of serving the Greatest Generation and many other veterans through Honor Flight, and she loves helping people wherever they are in their journey.

Caroline

Running Consultant

About Jeff:

A native of Charlottesville, Jeff started running in 2004, as a member of the Western Albemarle High School cross country team. He has been passionate about the sport ever since, and enjoys sharing his experiences with customers and coworkers at Point 2. In his free time, Jeff enjoys hanging out with his wife and two boys, going on walks with his dogs, and undertaking overly ambitious home-improvement projects.

Jeff

Newport News Shift Lead

About Genny:

Genny is a former Engineering Designer turned full-time mom of four children, now grown and flown. She started running after being challenged to a couch-to-5K before turning 50. She was hooked and continues to run in many local races including the One City Maritime 8K and the Crawling Crab Half Marathon. When not running, she is a self-professed garden nerd. She loves all outdoor activities including kayaking, pickle ball, and long walks with her husband of 33 years, Sam.

Genny

Running Consultant

About Marlyn:

Marlyn is a life long athlete, whose favorite part about Point 2 is the opportunity to empower an active community. She is a French Canadian mother of four and grandmother to one (another is on the way). She’s been very active from a young age-whether it be ice hockey, softball, or handball. She started running in her 20s, and rediscovered her passion for the sport in her 40s and hasn’t stopped since. Outside of work, Marlyn loves spending time with her husband biking, playing tennis, or doing yoga, depending on the season. She also can be found traveling, cooking, and hosting family and friends.

Marlyn

Running Consultant

About Lauren:

Lauren is a track and cross country athlete for Tabb High School who started running at a young age. Her passion for running started in Colorado during her participation in the elementary run club. Along with running at the high school level, Lauren loves competing in triathlons during the summer with the Yorktown Triathlon Club. Outside of running, she is a military child who loves traveling and trying new foods with her family, and is an active member in many clubs at her school.

Lauren

Running Consultant

Chesapeake

About Darlena:

Darlena is a mother of 3 born and raised in Connecticut. She was an athlete growing up but didn’t discover her love of running until 2008. Since then she has been blessed to have running adventures all over the country (including a month long cross country trip in which she ran in every state visited.) Darlena has completed ultramarathons, multi challenge weekends, but her favorites are trail running and the half marathon distance. A self proclaimed running nerd, she loves her Garmin, running stats, and has dabbled in Heart Rate Training. Believing in giving back Darlena has participated in Team in Training (Go Team!), is a Charity Miles Champion, a Buddy in the IRun4 program, and is a six time Grand Champion with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She loves supporting runners of all ages and paces and believes there is a place for EVERYONE in the running community. Her run motto: Run find your happy pace.

Darlena

Running Consultant

About Logan:

Logan grew up in Southwest Virginia. He started running to lose weight and become healthier; he lost 40lbs and discovered a passion for running. Running also helped him navigate stressful times for him as he was struggling with his identity and battling the difficulties of Celiac Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. He has raced everything from a Mile to an Ultra, and his favorite distance is the Marathon. He enjoys the competitive side of running and he hopes to begin coaching others and help them reach their goals.

Logan

E-Commerce Manager & Buyer

About Andrea:

Andrea started running during college as a way to get into shape for her wedding and found a passion for health and fitness. Since then she has run over 300 races including 40+ marathons and 40+ ultramarathons. Andrea moved to Virginia in 2011 and immediately joined the Y and began a local running club so she could meet active friends in the area. She loves sharing her passion for fitness and encouraging others so she became a certified group exercise instructor at the Y to help others reach their goals. When not running and working out, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, hiking and cooking.

Andrea

Group Run Coordinator & Running Consultant

About Ethel:

Ethel was raised and lived in Kentucky until 2016 when she moved to Chesapeake. She started walking in 2017 and has since completed a 5 miler, 10k, numerous 5k's, and recently completed her first Half Marathon.

Ethel

Running Consultant

About Ray:

Ray began running in High School as a sprinter and mid-distance athlete. He is a father of 2 daughters and 1 son and has lived in NY and VA. Ray has run in numerous races locally and regionally and his favorite distance is the half marathon. He enjoys interacting with the running community and doing volunteer work for various organizations. His other interests include being a podcaster and licensed amateur radio operator.

Ray

Running Consultant

About Susan:

Susan grew up In Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Norfolk. She is an AR specialist for Sentara full time. Susan’s love of running started 10 years ago when she joined a running store 5k training program. After that she was addicted to running! From there Susan has run many 5ks and 10ks, 5 half marathons, 1 full marathon, 3 triathlons and 2- 200-mile team relays. Susan enjoys working out whether its swimming laps, yoga, barre, or biking. She also enjoys a good adventure like camping, hiking, backpacking, and traveling the world.

Susan

Running Consultant

About Seven:

Seven is a senior at Western Branch High School. She is coming up on her third and final year of cross country and track and field. As a captain of WBXC she has found that there is so much more to running than just...running. Running is community, hope, teamwork, self-confidence, and achievements. She has learned that anything that one can set their heart to can be achieved with hard work and a good attitude about it. The best part about running to Seven is that she feels that she has almost like a second family that she has gained from the running community. Seven enjoys bringing that same spirit to Point 2 and the customers that she interacts with.

Seven

Running Consultant

About Christina:

Christina is a Hampton Roads native, who found her love of running in her mid twenties to get back into shape after living abroad for a year. After countless runs, she still says the Yorktown Fourth of July 8k is her favorite race. It combines her two favorite things: running and history! Christina loves the way running creates an endurance challenge, and also a confidence in one’s ability to conquer different distances. She and her husband Clint, enjoy doing home renovation projects to their 100 year old Dutch Colonial in Portsmouth when they aren’t running races. They have a puppy, Casper, they adopted from the Humane Society. They hope he will make an awesome running buddy when he gets older! Christina is currently training for her first full marathon, as well as earning her teaching license to teach 6th grade history.

Christina

Running Consultant

About Michelle:

Michelle is a Coast Guard spouse and mother of two young children. She is from Asheville, NC, but has been moving around the country since her husband joined the military. She ran track and cross country in high school, but found her real passion for running in 2012. One of her favorite races was the Rainier to Ruston relay in Washington State. She has raced many distances from 5K to Half Marathon. Her current goals are to PR her half time and possibly complete her first marathon. Her motivation for running is knowing that she is lucky enough to be able to run. She likes to run with Ainsley’s Angels to see the smiles on the faces of the amazing angel athletes. When she is not running, she enjoys sewing, camping, and spending time with her family.

Michelle

Running Consultant