Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors, Inc opened in February 2016 and is named after Brush Mountain in the Allegheny Mountains. Owner Jennifer Soisson is a lifelong runner and outdoor enthusiast and wanted the name of her store to reflect her passion. Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors, Inc's mission is to support each customer with his/her outdoor pursuits. Runners, walkers, hikers, and backpackers can be outfitted with proper footwear, apparel, and gear for any adventure.
MEET THE TEAM
Originally a tennis player, Jennifer picked up running to build endurance for long matches. She played tennis in high school and college. While in college, she began working for
Nike Retail and decided to stay with Nike after graduating. She left Nike in 2008 when she met her husband, Scott, and moved to Blair County. She has been running for over 20 years but only participated in her first road race in 2013. Jenn's a proponent of rotating shoes (what she tells her husband to justify her many pairs of shoes!) so she runs in Altra Intutions, Altra The Ones, and Brooks Pureflows for the road. For trail, she loves Altra Lone Peaks and La Sportiva Bushidos. She loves helping new runners and running with the various groups in the Altoona area. She lives with her husband, their daughter, and her two stepsons.
She has her RRCA Level 1 Run Coaching Certification.
Scott is the lucky guy married to Jenn. He's active in the local scouting community as the District Chairman. He's been a scouter for 35 years and has been hiking, backpacking, and camping for over 30 years.. When not hiking or backpacking, he's reading hiking and backpacking magazines! Scott is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, with over 21 years of service. He loves to be on the trail and has been dabbling into trail running. Scott's favorite shoe is the Altra Lone Peak Mid-Waterproof.
Corey is the local trail yeti. He's recognized by his beard and for his knowledge of almost every trail in Blair County. He loves to talk about the newest gear and technology.
"Wow! Amazing shopping experience!! So helpful and knowledgeable! Love my new running shoes!! Will definitely be back for future purchases!! Thank you!" -Chelsea
"Great knowledgeable staff. Thanks Jenn, you went way above and beyond going to a big-box store. If you haven't checked them out, stop in. Great experience." -Jason
"Came in on Black Friday to have my 10-year-old fitted for her first "real" running shoes. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and it was a great experience!" -Becky