How did you choose your derby name? 

My parents chose it for me at birth.  They knew I’d be big into derby.  Actually, there were lots of people who tried to come up with a real derby name for me, but nothing seemed to stick. I like my name just fine, so went with that.

Tell us about what you do for the league.

I started out with the league as a non-skating official in 2012. I did that for two seasons, including a run working a lot of the WFTDA playoffs. During 2014, I started coaching Gang Green and am happy to have been with them throughout 2015 as well.  I am also going into my second year on our Board of Directors. 

What are your goals this year for your position with OHRG?

We’re in the off season now, but my ongoing goals always include learning how to be a better coach as well as increasing my knowledge of our ever-evolving sport.

How did you get involved with derby in the first place?

Someone I knew skated with rec league and invited me to come watch one of their scrimmages.  I was blown away by what I was seeing without really understanding it at first.  I immediately got in touch with volunteering and asked what I could do to get involved.  I have loved derby ever since.

What is your favorite derby moment from so far this year?

My favorite moment by far was looking out at the crowd during our sold out home closer in August. There were plenty of highlights to the season, but that one made my heart grow a little just seeing the support for OHRG out there.

What do you enjoy doing on your spare time?

The answer is obviously more derby.  But when that’s not the case, I teach yoga and meditation in my spare time.  I also enjoy spending a lot of time with my cats, going to concerts, and traveling (in non-derby related ways).

What is your favorite color?

Black. The blackest black.

Lastly, what is some advice for those that are interested in coaching or volunteering? 

Just go for it!  Don’t be worried about whether you know much about things or not, just come ready to learn. We have some of the best people around and if you are even kind of, sort of thinking about getting involved, you should do it!


Photographs by: Joe Mac

Interview by: BerMurder Triangle

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