How did you choose your derby name?
I‘m a giant French nerd, so I knew it would somehow be related to France. I also wanted something with a little edge (ba dum dum). Guillotines are the perfect combination of the two.
Tell us about what you do for the league. What are your goals this year for your position with OHRG?
I’m a non-skating official (NSO) and training to be a coach. This season has been one of change for me. Coaching requires analyzing what’s happening on the track and implementing the changes necessary to optimize our skaters’ talents. NSO work is more of reporting what happened so there’s no interpretation there. Both are very important sides of the same coin; without them, games wouldn’t work.
I’m also the Sponsorship Coordinator, which entails selling ad space in a couple mediums and booking places for after parties and our league banquet. I studied marketing so I’m excited to see how my ideas work. Being more active in the league was a goal of mine for this season. In that respect, I declare Mischief Managed!
How did you get involved with derby in the first place?
I won tickets from CD102.5 in early 2011. After my first game I was hooked.
What is your favorite derby moment from so far this year?
Beating a team projected to murder us or winning after a close battle is always excellent. This season we have a couple skaters retiring. Watching their last jams is both wonderful and sad. Seeing the love from the team, staff, and fans after the game is a Hallmark moment.
What do you enjoy doing on your spare time?
I’m a movie buff so I’m often knee deep in Netflix. Each August I do the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (gishwhes). It’s an insane week of debauchery led by Misha Collins (he plays Castiel on Supernatural). I also like volunteering at local festivals. I’d have to say Independents’ Day is my favorite.
What is your favorite color?
Lastly, what is some advice for those that are interested in reffing, coaching or volunteering?
~Email the league and be persistent, but not insane. This time of year (August-September) we’re gearing up for Playoffs, so that gets most of our focus.
~Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people at games. You’ll be able to tell if they’re doing game stuff or able to talk.
~Don’t be afraid or nervous when you start. Everyone started knowing little to nothing. No one is going to scream at you if you keep someone in the box an extra three seconds or write down 4 points instead of 5. Everyone fudges things from time to time. We’ll help you get comfortable with whatever role you choose in the derby-verse before throwing you into the deep end of a game.
Interview by: BerMurder Triangle