Our People

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.

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.

Ryan McCarver
Store Manager
Siloam Springs

As a kid growing up in Siloam Springs, one of my favorite past times was exploring town on my bike. I still enjoy exploring on my bike, but now I like to take advantage of all that Arkansas has to offer.  I’m an avid mountain biker and love finding new trails to ride with my dog. In my opinion, nothing is a better for your physical and mental health than riding your bike through the woods. 

Kateyln Johnson
Business 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!

Jeremiah Rowley
Store Manager
Fayetteville

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

Glendon Vansandt
Sales/Service
Siloam Springs

Growing up in Northwest Arkansas, I was always doing something that involved bikes. As the biking culture grew my love for bikes only got stronger. In 2013, my family started a bike shop, Cross Country Cyclery, in Siloam Springs where I worked as a mechanic. Although we closed the shop in late 2016 to allow our family to travel and ride more, I had the amazing opportunity to join the Phat Tire team and do sales and service at the Springdale location. In March of 2018, I moved to the new shop located in Siloam Springs where I work as one of the shop mechanics. 

 

Maxwell Sawyer
Store Manager
Bentonville
From being the only cyclist on country roads in Southeast Arkansas, to racing bikes in Dallas, Texas, to finally joining the growing cycling movement in Bentonville Arkansas, my bikes and the company of fellow cyclists have been the center of my universe.  Come by the shop and I'll probably tell you where my current favorite dish can be found around the square, regardless if you ask for that information.  

 

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!

Curtis Gilgen
Store Manager
Rogers

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

Josh Wilson
Service Manager
Fort Smith

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

 

Brandi Newton
Events and Marketing Coordinator
I have a background in large scale event planning, hospitality management, marketing, graphic design and event execution.  When I started at Phat Tire I didn't have very much riding experience.  I really wanted to get started and just dove into the scene. Every person I have met along the way has been an inspiration.  I have found a love for cycling and see why it is so good for individuals and the community.  I am excited to continue with the Phat Tire passion of "Getting more people on bikes"!  

 

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!

 

Allie Corlett
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.

Corey Smith 
Sales/Service
Siloam Springs

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where I met my amazing wife.  We moved to Siloam Springs 13 years ago to raise our son.  I grew up around bikes since the age of 5, and bikes have been a huge part of my life.  Bikes are a source of freedom and it is a privilege to connect people to the sport of cycling at Phat Tire Bike Shop.