Nick Holmes grew up in Bartonville, IL and started his journey in the sports world in Cross Country and Track in high school. At that same time he worked at the local running store(Running Central) and fell in love with Run Specialty and knew “I wanted to stay in the industry somehow.”
He continued his education and athletic career at the University of Iowa graduating in 2013 with a major in Psychology and minor in Human Relations. While attending and competing for the University,he worked at their local running shop, Running Wild until 2015. From there he moved to Naperville, ILto join Naperville Running Company, regarded as one of the best run specialty stores in the country.
He worked my way up to become a manager and was there for 3 years and also competed at the Olympic Trials in the marathon in 2016. In 2018 he joined In-Gear and independent sales rep firm and handled Under Armour, CEP, Clif Bar, Camelbak, Thule and others managing four different states.
At the end of that year a position of Sales Manager for Run Specialty opened up at Under Armour and Nick joined the team at UA. He has been there since January of 2019 with official title of Manager, Run Specialty Sales. Along the way he married Stephanie Holmes, who also works in the run space at Hoka and had a an awesome background in Cross Country/Track and Field.
They lived in Baltimore for 2 years and are currently in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with our two pups Hank and Hershey.