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Meet our team



Chris Brosh
Owner

I am a lover of all things outdoors! Whether its racing mountain bikes, traveling to play Ultimate Frisbee or the friendly bet of who will catch more fish in an afternoon, I love to add competition to all activities as well.  Born and raised in Arkansas, I am very at home in the Natural State and a HUGE Razorback fan!



Tim Robinson
Owner

The greatest joy for me being involved in the cycling movement is how it brings people together and creates value for the community.  For me, seeing people on bikes represents freedom and quality of life.  It's pure joy in every case.  While you can't find me at the shop most of the time because I'm usually at the Walmart Home Office, I love to ride, watch our wonderful community evolve, and enjoy living and playing here in Northwest Arkansas.  I've met so many new friends and created great memories through riding and I look forward to many more!

Nickel Potter
Director of Operations

I enjoy cycling because it makes me feel like I am flying.  To me, freedom is a bicycle.  This silent form of self powered transportation has taken me on 3 Trans-American tours, and has now landed me the best job I have ever had.  It brings me pleasure every time I get to give the gift of cycling to another.  When I am not at the shop making people's bicycle dreams come true you can find me out in the woods on my mountain bike, on a gravel road loop, or on a fully loaded, self supported tour.  If you ever have a few free hours, come by the Fayetteville shop and let me talk you into your own life changing tour, and we can also figure out a way to make your car a less important part of your life.

Scott Schroen
Events & Marketing

I entered the world of cycling at the dawn of the millennium and have been loving it ever since.  After moving here from Austin, TX in 2010 with my wife, Colleen, we both quickly realized Bentonville, AR was where we wanted to be. When you're passionate about what you do the rest comes easy.  I am proud to work in an industry that supports healthy living and gives back to our community in so many ways.

Nate Fields
Company Mechanic

I have been working on bikes professionally since 1999.  I raced my way into cat two while racing for the Blue Ridge Capital Team.  I also spent time racing in Europe with the Cycling Center team based in Oostkjomp Belgium.  I also wrenched for pro teams such as the Navigators Pro cycling team and the Jittery Joe's pro cycling team.  I have been riding mountain bikes for over 16 years and look to go another 16!  You're never to old to rock and  roll.  I have been with Phat Tire since 2010 and look forward to a great future with the company as we grow to new heights.

Tony King
Service Manager
Bentonville

Roaming from a small town called Excelsior Springs, Missouri I found my way to beautiful Northwest Arkansas.  I have been riding BMX for 13 years and getting scraped up for the pure fun of it. Riding my bike is the most free experience I could ever get! Reading Comics, Drawing superheros, and other art activities. I keep myself pretty busy for the most part spending my days at the shop loving life and living the dream! Come see me and my fellow comrades at Phat Tire Bike Shop!!!

Brian Camp
Fit Specialist
Bentonville

I received my certification from Serotta International Cycling Institute and am a SICI Bicycle Fitting Professional. I have also been a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist as well as being a State Champion bodybuilder for over 12 years and cycling has always been my top choice for cardio exercise, fun, and adventure! I am now concentrating my training on competing in Time Trial racing and thoroughly enjoy talking with competitors of all styles of bike racing. I have a true passion for motivating and helping people achieve their fitness and performance goals and now I bring that experience and energy to Phat Tire Bike Shop, A Perfect Fit!

Skyler Foster
Sales/Service
Fayetteville

Around the neighborhood with my friends my life on a bike began in Ozark, MO. I started road biking with my parents when I was 13. I discovered mountain biking was my favorite thing to do after moving to Colorado. I borrowed a friends bike before picking up a rigid single speed. I spent a couple years playing college soccer and completing general studies in Oklahoma. I commuted to class and delivered food by bike for work. I took a break from school and moved to Fayetteville, AR in 2013. I now work in service and sales at the shop and make posters for events. I ride every kind of bike I can. I'm most experienced in cross country trail riding followed by road riding (paved or gravel).

Allie Corlett
Store Manager
Fayetteville

As a Northwest Arkansas native, I get super excited talking with folks about our beautiful little piece of the universe. It makes me proud to have so many awesome trails and greenways all around us. The more I ride and meet people, the more I discover that the cycling community has some of the coolest people ever! Whether its tearing around town with the gang on a night ride, packing up the bikes to head to a far away mountain bike paradise, or throwing down the miles with my roadie homies, the shear pleasure that cycling brings never ceases to amaze me. Come by and meet our stellar team and we can ride off into the sunset together.

Curtis Gilgen
Sales/Service
Bentonville

Being a native from Missouri I never cycled much in my small county, except for the occasional trip to the skate park in Bentonville. As I was on my way out of the Marines I started riding my fixie and eventually got into road riding and wrenching on bikes as much as I could. Since then I've become an enthusiast and love working in the bike shop environment. Now that I'm part of the Phat Tire crew I am excited to become more involved in the cycling scene of Northwest AR

Jeremiah Rowley
Store Manager
Bentonville

I grew up in the Dallas area and began riding when I was in high school. I started working for Richardson Bike Mart in 1999, and for the most part, I have been in the business ever since. I made stops in the San Diego and New York areas along my cycling journey and recently moved to the NWA area. I love the area and the emphasis on cycling and living an outdoor lifestyle. Phat Tire is a great shop, and I am excited to be here and enjoy being part of the team

Kateyln Johnson
Operations
Fayetteville

The Beatles said, "Happiness is a warm gun," but I say, "Happiness is a bicycle." Whether I'm going on a quick ride around town or working super hard for Queen of the Mountain, the level of satisfaction that cycling brings me is the same. So my advice to all of you is to get out there and get happy!

Isaac Tweeddale
Store Manager
Fort Smith

I started cycling seriously in 2001 after happening into my first mountain bike race. I barely beat another guy for second place and was hooked. I raced cross country mountain bikes religiously for about eight years in the Arkansas and Oklahoma series as well as some downhill racing and sprint triathlons. I now just ride for fun and to enjoy theoutdoors and am so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living. Stop by and see us before your next adventure!

Josh Wilson
Service Manager
Fort Smith

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of working on a bicycle.

Karl Shibayama
Builds/Service
Bentonville

All bikes, all the time! Always enjoyed tinkering with bikes and riding them everywhere, as much as 200 miles to Portland one day. Also took a stint designing motorcycles for Yamaha. Then geeked out commuting the cold wet streets of Seattle before moving to the cycling paradise of Bentonville in July 2016. I'm also a big fan of cargo bikes - they haul a ton of stuff and make errands fun. Now I'm getting to know all the amazing mountain biking here. It's been a privilege working with such an experienced and knowledgeable crew at Phat Tire!v

Travis Anteau
Service
Fayetteville

I've been mountain biking since I was thirteen and I moved to Northwest Arkansas in August of 2016 for the riding in the area. Bikes aren't just a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle. There's nowhere I would rather be than out ripping around the trails with my buddies. I started racing Enduro in 2015 and have made some incredible friends, some of which are to blame for me moving here. I can't think of a time or place where I've been happier than I have since becoming an Arkansawyer.

Crystal Carey
Sales
Tulsa South

My weekday job is teaching high school English at an awesome Tulsa school for students with learning disabilities. I'm an advocate for exercise as a means of combating depression, anxiety, ADHD, obesity, and low self-esteem. I'm a relatively new cyclist; however, I am amazed by the supportive community I've encountered in Tulsa. As a lifelong runner, I respect both sports and would like to see more communication between trails used by runners, cyclists, and pedestrians. I'm excited for the opportunity to educate more customers of Phat Tire South Tulsa (especially those who are afraid or anxious) about the health, economical, and environmental side effects of my passion: cycling. In my spare time, I volunteer on the editorial board for the literary journal Nimrod, and write poetry and fiction which is published online at various journals. I've recently bought my first mountain bike and I'm enjoying going off road... wherever that takes me.

Joe Battiato
Sales
Tulsa Downtown

After finishing my Culinary and Business degree from Oklahoma State University I loved running kitchens for last ten years. Two years ago I transitioned into the bike industry and haven't looked back. As a native of Colorado, I love riding my MTB, especially with my lovely fiance Holly. We have taken our bikes all over Oklahoma and NW Arkansas. In fact, I have ridden quite a few trails in Colorado and Texas too. I am always ready for a great ride. Stop by the shop any time and I can recommend a bike or trail for you.

Matt Schroff
Service Manager
Tulsa Downtown

I really enjoy the great out doors and riding my mountain bike when I am free. I've been a service tech for 16 years. I grew up riding bmx and working on my own bikes since 7th grade and started working on bicycles for Lee's in 2000. I also am an artist. One my art pieces has been placed in the American Visonery Art Musem in Baltimore. I would say that i don't have a favorite bike ride yet because there are still more to discover in the future.

Tracy Barton
Sales Manager
Tulsa South

For as long as I remember I have loved riding a bike. My most recent adventure was riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route last summer. With my favorite riding buddy, my husband, we began at the Canadian border and ended in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Bikepacking introduces opportunities for living on a bike. Road bikes? Love them too! I've pedaled across Oklahoma multiple times on a road bike. Bicycling enriches our lives physically and mentally. Let's go ride!

Jenn Torres
Sales
Tulsa Downtown

Bikes I love them! And have grown to be very fond of them. Mentally, emotionally and physically I feel a great deal of gratitude when I ride. I have not always been into cycling. I grew up riding skateboards and skating is still a huge part of mine, my brother's and my family's life. But being on a board does not compare to the feeling of cycling. I'm excited for my new endeavors here with the Phat Tire crew. I also enjoy the outdoors, hiking camping, floating, grilling with my dog friends and family or just making a simple fire with my poochie, Lakota Lynn. The cycling community is huge and filled with fantastic and helpful friends. I love commuting around my city (CITY OF TULSA) and all I really have to say is we keep it rock'n ~ Live to ride, Ride to live.


Grant Holcomb
Store Manager
Springdale

From frame building to cross country touring, cycling has taken me on countless adventures. Above all, my favorite adventure is sharing my love of bicycles with others. That makes every day a good day in the bike shop! I believe simple things can be the most extraordinary things, and the bicycle is one of those simply extraordinary things. Whether it be a ride across town or a ride across the country, the bicycle can take you wherever you want to go. All you have to do is start pedaling!