Meet Our Executive Team
Chris’ areas of focus are Marketing, Community Outreach, Web Site and Downtown Kalamazoo issues. Chris co-founded Gazelle Sports in 1985. For Chris, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is being surrounded by a fantastic culture of people (staff and customers) that support healthful living. His favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are running and coaching kids and adults.
Jean’s areas of focus are Finance/Accounting, Human Resources/Employee Benefits Systems Development, Information Technology, Team Gazelle and Global Gazelle (eCommerce) Strategic Leadership. Jean joined Gazelle Sports in 1990. For Jean, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse staff and the challenge of our mission statement. Her favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are to run or walk early in the morning and her involvement with the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run as a coach and council partner.
Ken’s areas of focus are Merchandise and Inventory Management, Vendor Relationships, New Balance Grand Rapids store and Team Gazelle Soccer Club Sales. Ken joined Gazelle Sports in 1989. For Ken, the best part of working at Gazelle Sports is interacting with staff, customers and vendors. His favorite ways to stay “connected to a healthy life” are participating in the 5/3 River Bank Run and the Reed’s Lake Triathlon every year since 1989. These events are Ken’s motivation to stay fit throughout the year and no matter what his “true” fitness level, he finds a way to finish them.