Started in Derby
What is the significance of your derby name and number?
I love Dollie Parton, she adorable. And my nickname, from my Grandpa, was ornery little sh*t. He truly meant it as a term of endearment ♡ and he was right. I like to poke tigers, but mainly to make them laugh.
What do you do when you are not skating?
Take care of my sons, work, sleep, eat, repeat.
Who is your derby crush/hero?
It’s changed many times over the years. As of late I really like watching Mutch skate. She just blows the track up.
Of course there’s Chevy ShoveHell, one of my best friends, she started skating with SCRG and has made such amazing leaps and bounds. She now skates for The Break Neck Betties.
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
Stop making excuses. Just effing do it. It’s a life changing adventure that you won’t regret. We give our souls, broken bones, tears, joys, insecurities, and free time to derby because it’s an amazing sport with the most amazing community.
What is your favorite ’90’s song and why?
Blink 182 “Growing Up”. Don’t judge me, I was listening to all forms of punk when listening to punk wasn’t cool. This song in particular was an anthem to one of my favorite years of my life because it played nonstop in the background of our shenanigans. And to be honest it was one of the first punk songs I actually heard on the radio, making me feel a little less like the odd one out amongst all my friends that didn’t listen to punk. All of a sudden people wanted to go to punk shows with me and my friend Liz (the other punker)… o yeah.
Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself.
1. I was a late Teens mom, I was told I probably wouldn’t amount to much and at my high school graduation my Principal picked me up in a bear hug and said “I didn’t think you’d get here”….now I have 3 college degrees, graduated on the Dean’s list and with honors in my Minor. – Don’t EVER let anyone decide who you are. Only you get to do that.
2. I was the captain of my diving team and can still rock a 3 meter.
3. I HATE black licorice, like HATE.