"You wish they all could be Killafornia girls."
- Join Date?
- June 2010 (but I first started playing roller derby with the Arch Rival Roller Girls in St. Louis in 2008).
- First bout?
- My very first bout (with ARRG) was in Feb. 2009, but my first bout with my lovely Dutchies was in Oct. 2010.
- Best position?
- Even though now I'm on the NSO squad, I'd loved to be a jammer!
- What brought you to DDR?
- When I lived in St. Louis my boss played roller derby and convinced me to give it a try...I've been hooked ever since. The first thing I did when I found out I was moving to PA was look up the closest derby team, and I really lucked out getting to play with a fantastic league like Dutchland.
- What keeps your wheels turning?
- The women and men of this league are incredibly fun people. I laugh at every practice, which almost makes all those squats less painful. Almost.
- What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
- During warm-ups for my very first bout I skated over to two of my teammates who were talking outside the track to ask them a question. Unfortunately, when I tried to stop next to them, I ended up slipping and slamming right into them, knocking all three of us onto the floor. At least the crowd got a good laugh!
- What is your proudest derby moment?
- I always got butterflies in my stomach whenever I jammed, so any time I was able to make it through the pack I was pretty proud of myself. Scoring points was just icing on the cake!
- Impress us with your skating skillz…
- I'll juke your face off. And you will like it!!
- Derby Props?
- Skates: Riedell 195s
Wheels: Currently Tuner Juniors, but I constantly try out different brands and styles. It's my derby addiction!
Protective Gear: A little of this, a little of that.
Must-Haves: Arm bands with my number on them...I hate trying to wash permanent marker off my arms!
- Send out some heartfelt derby love to your peeps..
- To all the ladies and gents in ARRG, especially the M-80s, for introducing me to roller derby and making me fall in love with it.
To my husband, Gianni, for cheering me on and giving me all the hugs I could ask for.
To my teammates and coaches, for making me a stronger player and person.
To all the fans, sponsors, and volunteers, for making it possible for us to put on bouts and keep playing this crazy sport.