How did you choose your derby name?
Silver Machine is the title of one of my favorite songs, and was supposed to sound strong and modern.

Tell us about what you do for the league. What are your goals this year for your position with OHRD?
I’ve done line-ups and score keeping, I’ve been a penalty timer, and scoreboard operator. I’m getting trained up as a jam timer. My goals this year are to convince a couple of friends to get involved, and to get some skates and learn to referee at scrimmages.

How did you get involved with derby in the first place?
My youngest daughter joined a local junior roller derby league.
I immediately took my new role as Derby Dad. Several OHRD skaters generously give their time as trainers to that junior league, so I decided to give my time back in return. Now I’m hooked.

What is your favorite derby moment from this past season?
Watching my daughter skate in her first scrimmage.

What do you enjoy doing on your spare time?
Pub trivia, reading, geocaching, sometimes blogging.

What is your favorite color?

Lastly, what is some advice for those that are interested in reffing, coaching or volunteering?
It’s as simple as sending us an email. Once you get involved, you want more, because the people at OHRD are the best.

For more information on volunteering check out this page:
or email:

Interview by: BerMurder Triangle

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