How did you get into derby?
In 2012, I was living in Fort Smith, Arkansas and one of my good friends told me about this Wanna-Be clinic for roller derby and I should come try it out. “I’m thinking yeah right”, I can’t even skate, so after work I went to RVRGs clinic, threw on a pair of skates and hit the floor….. literally. My first thought was, man this is going to hurt in the morning. But I got up and tried again, and been skating ever since.

What is the story behind your derby name?
I’m a big fan of Hannibal Lecter movies.

What is your favorite position to play on the track?
I love jamming, the thrill of get threw a strong wall is a rush. I like skating fast and hearing the crowds excitement when I jam.

Any honors you have received while being with OHRD?
I received multiple MVP Jammer Awards and ended of season with “Jammer to watch for” Award

How do you prepare for a bout?
I eat a good meal the night before a game, make sure I get plenty of rest, and take my vitamin. I like to wake up early and help load/unload the supply truck for bout production.
I’m not going to lie, I have a love/hate relationship with the bathrooms, I’m a nervous wreck, I try to keep my mind busy till its time to play, but soon as that Jammer whistle blows this girl is tippy toeing around those blockers.

What are some goals you have for this upcoming season?
Better at positional blocking, Increase my weightlifting and endurance, Improve track communication & strategy.
Bulldozer threw a wall instead of tippy toeing around them.
Get LOW and work on my stops in a wall.
Practice Mohawk better!!!

Do you have any hobbies?
If I’m not playing roller derby, I’m out on my dirt bike with my derby wife. I’m in love with running stairs,
but you will more then likely find me out on the water Kayaking.

Do you have any jobs do you have with OHRD, if so what are they?
I help load/unload the supply truck for bout production. Lay track down, set up banners and chairs.

What has been your favorite memory so far while playing with OHRD?
Joining an amazing team that challenges me to push harder to achieve my goals and to have been selected to play on the charter team!

Is there any derby gear that you can’t live without?
My Toe Stops

What is your favorite color?
Blue, just like my eyes.

Lastly, what is some advice for those that are interested in skating or trying out?
Never give up, take baby steps to becoming a good derby skater!! Give yourself goals and work on them little by little! Don’t expect to be able to do everything the first time you try, unless of course you are already a speed skater or have a skating background.

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