How did you get into derby?
Roundabout way.. involving a Haunted House, clothing swap, and my daughter’s Junior Roller Derby team needing NSOs
Do you have any other hobbies?
Reading, Board gaming, Model building and painting
What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
realizing that “I can do this!” my first bout, not freaking out, and am now getting invited to other derby leagues to NSO for them.
Who inspires you?
A lot of people.. Derby wise, The Smacktivist (for being awesomesauce), Galvatron (for being humble and yet also awesomsauce) and the whole kickin’ team of Skaters and Officials that I have met.. not a dud in the bunch.
Otherwise? My wife, Gnome, for fighting and trying to enjoy life day to day, and my kids (2 and 4 legs)
How/why did you pick your derby name?
I read a lot, so Stephen King’s The Stand has been reread a few times, plus, I seem to have gravity issues and am a klutz.. so Captain Tripps the superflu became just Captain Trips
Do you have any pre or post bout rituals?
When Gnome and I are heading to a bout, we have a car music playlist. Otherwise, make sure I have water
How has derby impacted your life?
I travel more on weekends than ever before, and my circle of friends has quite expanded.. and I also have some more self-confidence ..
Any other fun facts about yourself?
Canine Foster Parent and Rescue Volunteer