#000 Kruel-Aid

Number of years playing derby:

How did you get into derby?
I discovered roller derby when I was living in Hawaii. I thought it would be a great way to meet new friends so I did a google search and found Hawaii Pacific Roller Derby. It was love at first sight!

Do you have any other hobbies?
I’m an artist, and I love to mountain bike, hike and travel.

Who inspires you?
All of my teammates inspire me! They are always an inspiration to push myself and be the best I can be.

What is your sports background?
I was terrible at volleyball in 8th grade, so I don’t really have a sports background.

How/Why did you pick your derby name?
I liked the play on words. I don’t drink Kool-Aid at all, just thought it would be a fun name and the Kool-Aid man is always busting through walls!

Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
Just staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest the week before. I also need a few minutes to be alone and quiet right before a game.

How has derby impacted your life?
Derby has impacted all aspects of my life! I’ve been able to travel, meet tons of new people, and it has made me more active and healthy!

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