We are a small well trained staff, with familiar and friendly faces.

 

CHRIS SMITH

STORE MANAGER

Chris has been with the Five Star since 2005. He is a graduate of Oregon State University with a BS in Exercise science focusing in Lower Limb Kinesthesiology and Muscle Physiology. He is a fountain of knowledge and is a great asset to the store. 

CURRENT RUNNING SHOE: Brooks Adrenaline GTS

FAVORITE CORVALLIS AREA TO EXPLORE: Peavy Arboretum

GO TO POST WORKOUT MEAL: Chocolate Milk

JIM ELWELL

Jim hails from the state of Maine, and landed in Corvallis in 2009 after many years in Colorado and a couple of years in the state of Washington.  He has been with Five Star Sports since April Fools Day of 2013 and has several additional years of running specialty store experience from his time in Colorado.  Jim has helped several distance runners attain their goals with personalized running schedules and coaching advice.  He loves to run and enjoys racing distances from the half mile to the marathon.  Jim loves "talkin runnin" as well as anything else there is to talk about as he helps you find the perfect shoe for you.

CURRENT RUNNING SHOE: Asics Kayano 23

FAVORITE CORVALLIS AREA TO EXPLORE: Fitton Green Nature Area

GO TO POST WORKOUT MEAL: Tuna and Avocado sandwich

 

AARON SEIPEL

Aaron is a masters student at Oregon State in exercise physiology where he does work in the Human Performance Lab with runners and cyclists. Having ran briefly in high school, he fell into racing triathlons with the OSU Triathlon Club when he started college and has since done races ranging from 5k runs to half-ironman triathlons. He has raced at the USA Triathlon Collegiate and Age Group National Championships several times, and is currently preparing to compete at the Duathlon World Championship in Penticton, Canada as part of Team USA. Aaron started working at Five Star Sports in the summer of 2014, and loves to see people of all backgrounds getting excited to lace up and hit the pavement or trails around Corvallis.

CURRENT RUNNING SHOE: New Balance 980 Boracay

FAVORITE CORVALLIS AREA TO EXPLORE: Fitton Green Nature Area

GO TO POST WORKOUT MEAL: Nearly Nasty Burrito from Nearly Normal's

 

ADAM KIFF

Adam started working at Five Star in February 2016 and is in his last year at OSU, majoring in Kinesiology. He is completing a thesis in neuromechanics examining muscular force production and works in the human anatomy and physiology laboratory. He spends his free time running recreationally, drawing, and hiking around the Pacific Northwest, when schoolwork and weather permits. Adam hopes to eventually work on the other side of the industry, in design and innovation of outdoor equipment. His goal is to inspire and encourage people to go outdoors and explore our awesome Oregon backyard. 

CURRENT RUNNING SHOE: Brooks Adrenaline GTS

FAVORITE CORVALLIS AREA TO EXPLORE: Mulkey Creek to Fitton Green

GO TO POST WORKOUT MEAL: Fruit and spinach protein smoothie or PB and banana on toast