OUR FOUNDERS

Jonathan Koops


Being in the footwear industry since 1994, Jonathan has helped brands grow from various employment positions, from the retail store floor to the brand boardroom. A strong advocate for independent, small, and locally owned businesses, he believes that your overall health (physical, mental, social, economical, etc.) is uniquely tied to the community in which you live. He is passionate about creating healthy, thriving neighbourhoods.

— Jonathan

Karen Henry


Committed and driven to succeed, Karen has dedicated her academic and professional life to the health and wellness industry. Her focus has been on individual well being, retail marketing and brand development. An avid traveller, she is passionate about introducing others to neighbourhood boutique shops, unique food experiences, and local drinks. She’s excited about bringing a broader sense of well-being to the communities Kneed Footwear serves.

— Karen




Morgana Gordon

4139Design

Lead Industrial Designer

Graphic Designer

An award-winning free lance footwear designer. Rob brings unparalleled devotion to functional process driven design.

Previously working with brands such as Lucy Love, Adorn512, Freenote Cloth, and Displayit Inc., Morgana brings a modern flair with a timeless style.

Shannon Gordon

Darren Brost

Systems Developer

An active pedorthist, Shannon is on the board of directors for the College of Pedorthic, in addition to being active in cyclocross and a local billboard celebrity in Calgary, AB.

Certified Pedorthist and Align Health & Wellness Owner

An engaging, dedicated developer experienced in highly interactive web user interfaces using latest technologies.

Dr. Jared Shippee

Podiatrist

A highly health conscious podiatrist, Dr. Shippee is active in ensuring people are educated on taking care of themselves. He has volunteered his time to Ironman and Xterra races.