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Athletic Soles is committed to providing the best personal service to every customer. Our highly educated and experienced staff will look at your feet, your gait and discuss with you the activities you wish to pursue. From walking your dog to running an ultra marathon, we know the importance of a great pair of shoes! Our fit is guaranteed and prices are competitive with big box stores and online retailers. Local doctors and podiatrists recommend Athletic Soles to their patients because we put the "fit" in fitness.


Holly Wick

Holly (Turner) Wick has taught Physical Education in Sonoma and Marin Counties for over ten years. Her philosophy is that every body is an athlete. As a coach she has always stressed PRs (personal records). She reminds students that their best is always good enough. Holly is an "All World Triathlete" and has competed in 4 Triathlon World Championships. She did her first triathlon in the late 1970's and has seen the sport grow over the years. She has competed in a number of international triathlons but loves the local races. As a runner she has run the Boston, New York, Vancouver, Napa, and California (CIM), but she prefers half marathons, especially the Clo Cow! Holly lives in Petaluma with her family and trains with her husband, JT. Her favorite run is Putman Park or doing cruise intervals in Shollenberger Park. With no athletic specialty store in town to keep her in gear, it has been a long time dream to open a store in Petaluma and share her joy of health and fitness with the community.


Dame' Rahal

Dame' has worked as a CPA for fortune 500 companies throughout the USA. Her work has taken her to foreign locations around the world. To keep at the top of her game in the boardroom, Dame brings her running shoes along with her for stress management! With thirteen marathons around the globe, including the Great Wall of China, Dame has managed to meet the challenges of corporate America one step at a time. Although she has run in exotic locations Dame's favorite place is still the Bear Valley Trail in Point Reyes. Her favorite training partner is Shasta Bear Rahal, a lab/shepard cross. As the CEO of Athletic Soles Dame has fulfilled her dream of owning her own business and sharing her joy of running!


Sylvia Moffett

Sylvia has been part of our team since spring of 2014, and along with her coworkers has brought a varied running and athletic background to the table. As a life long runner, she began as a sprinter in her youth, slowly morphing into longer distances and primarily trail running of late. Among a plethora of other races, she has competed in the Dipsea and Double Dipsea, as well as the Canadian National Mountain Running Championships, earning a spot in Worlds. Being in a family of runners, she is inspired daily to keep moving forward. Sylvia is also an avid traveller and has been a free lance artist for many years.


Marina James

Marina has a nutrition and personal training background which can be helpful when assisting customers in the store. She loves running on trails, especially out at Jenner on the Sonoma Coast or Tennessee Valley in Marin County. She challenges herself with 50K and 50 mile races. You can often find her the happiest running with her water pack in her Hoka's on a trail and fueling on kale and dark chocolate.


Katie Sachen

I've had a love for running since elementary school, and I was on the Casa cross-country team throughout high school. I am currently majoring in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. When I'm not in school, I'm probably sewing, making jewelry, or running!

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