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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. Plus, 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!