How did you get into derby?
I grew up roller skating (the 70’s, California, everyone skated). A friend and I had started going to local rinks to get back into skating. I googled Columbus/skating and found OHRG’s wannabe clinics.
Do you have any other hobbies?
Shooting, refinishing furniture, reading.
Who inspires you?
Positive people, underdogs.
What is your sports background?
Soccer (age 7 through senior in high school). Diving, 3 years (through freshman year HS).
How/why did you pick your derby name?
I love weapons and armament. I couldn’t decide on a number and then I thought what is a classic tactical weapon? Ka-boom!!! C4, composition 4.
Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
Food pre and post bout are key (and fresh unders).
Do you have a favorite or signature move?
Whips make me really happy. They can save you as a jammer and make you feel really useful giving them.
How has derby impacted your life?
It has revolutionized my life! I am back in shape, motivated, met amazing people and traveled to cities I had never been to before.