How did you get into derby?
I was living in the UK and I was searching online for a skate shop to do some leisurely park skating. I came across the London Rollergirls website. Curious, I attended a practice to watch and learn what roller derby was about and the next day, I bought all my gear and joined the league. That was in 2008.
What is your favorite position to play on the track?
I’m mostly a blocker but I do like to jam when I can, too.
Any honors you have received while being with OHRG?
I have won a couple of MVP blocker awards at games last year plus our annual awards of League ‘Brickhouse’, charter team ‘Blocker of the Year’ and charter team ‘Jammer’s Best Friend’ last season.
How do you prepare for a bout?
I like to sleep in a bit on bout day. Walk the dog, do some stretching and eat a big lunch! I don’t like to eat too close to game time other than some fruit and a protein bar of some sort.
Do you have any signature moves?
I like to think of my signature move as a full body block or..as a brick wall…my opponents know it when they hit it.
Do you have any hobbies?
I like to cook, read, knit.
Is there any derby gear that you can’t live without?
My Antik skates have proven to be the best fit for my feet. I also love my SISU mouth guard. Easy to talk, breath, and drink water with it in. But the most important thing is my socks! I wear Injinji performance socks every time I skate.
What is your favorite color?
GREEN of course!
Lastly, what is some advice for those that are interested in skating or trying out?
If you are interested in playing roller derby, get to your local rink, or head outside (if you have the gear and remember! wear protection at all times when skating). Skate skate skate! Then, once you’ve got your balance and stopping nailed, enquire within OHRG or your local league for a learn to skate program for more derby training.
If playing derby isn’t your cup of tea, join our NSO (non skating officials) or Ref crew.
It’s a community you’ll wish you found sooner!
You’ll love it!