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. This summer, Aaron competed in the USA Triathalon Age Group National Championships and placed 8th overall! With his finishing place, he qualified for World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia next year. 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

 
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MICAH WHITE

Micah is the newest member of our staff having started March 2017. He just graduated from OSU this past spring, majoring in Kinesiology. He is full of energy, spunk, and personality as evident by his playful antics around the shop and interactions with customers. Micah has a passion of getting the active members of this community in the perfect shoe. He spends his free time running recreationally, rooting on the OSU Beavers, and hiking around the Pacific Northwest. Micah 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: Saucony Koa TR

FAVORITE CORVALLIS AREA TO EXPLORE: McDonald Forest

GO TO POST WORKOUT MEAL: Kale, Bannana, PB&J Burrito (dont ask)