Year you started derby?
What team(s) do you play for?
The Belles of the Brawl and The A-Team.
What job(s) do you do for the league?
I'm a skater and captain of the Belles of the Brawl, Head of Media, A-Team board rep, a skating official and a member of the Design Committee.
Do you have a derby hero or derby crush?
Oh so many! I love watching Serelson, Hunnie Brasco, Sexy Slaydie, Brawn Swanson, V Diva, Freight Train, Smartypants. Basically anyone who is a kick ass blocker, and/or tall, and/or bigger.
Advice for new skaters?
Everyone's derby journey is different. That new skater that joined the same time you did may have years of hockey or figure skating experience. Your growth and skills are your own and EVERYONE has something to bring to the track.Remember that if you are failing at something it's likely because your teammate is doing something incredibly awesome. High five that wall you can't break through or that Jammer you can't hold back for being so rad and skilled and lift them up! When you kill it out there on the track they'll do the same for you! We are all in this together.Also, don't leave your gear in your car! Take it inside and air it out. Always.
Anything else to tell us?
Roller Derby saved my soul but broke my leg. (Twice.)
Photo Credit: Danny Ngan Photography