Hometown: Boise, Idaho
What is the significance of your derby name?
Born Villain is the name of Marilyn Manson’s most recent album. I have a lot of respect for him as a person and I am fascinated by the way he lives his life. He is a unique individual and having a derby persona, I get do the same. Bring on the fake blood and face paint.
League responsibility: I am the Co-Chair of Fundraising. I help raise money for our league.
What do you do when you’re not skating?
At the moment I am not skating due to a fibula fracture, but I hope to be back on skates by the end of the year. I work at The Catalyst downtown Vancouver and just started working at Allstate. I like to watch Netflix and since my break I’ve started cross-stitching.
What made you decide to join roller derby?
Both of my little sisters skated for Rose City’s junior team. and I was always a dedicated fan on the sidelines. In December of 2012 I helped start Storm City Roller Girls. I decided it was my turn to be on the track.
What keeps you motivated to keep skating?
I have never been so in love with anything. I now have a family of fifty plus girls. I can show up to practice after having the worst day, put my skates on and completely forget about what is going on in my life. I leave every practice with the biggest smile on my face and I can’t imagine my life without derby.
Who is your derby crush/hero?
Heidi-Go-Seek is a skater on The High Rollers in Portland, OR. I have never met such an amazing skater. Her primary position is blocking and that is what I would like to do. I love going to bouts to watch her skate, she skates so hard and with such conviction. Heidi is always the last blocker chasing after the opposing jammer. She gives it her all and I respect her so much for that.
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
The best advice I was given was to never give up. I would get so frustrated when I wasn’t able to perfect a skill. It took me what seemed like forever to complete my 27 laps in 5 minutes but I never gave up and just kept getting better and better. I know how irritating it is when you aren’t as “good” as you think you should be. Just keep trying and I promise you will get there.
Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself:
-I’ve had 12 sub-dermal anchors. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
-I have a disgusting crush on Miley Cyrus. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
-I have full on conversations with my cats, Bleaker and Ponyo.