What do you do when you are not skating?
I spend my days working as a technical editor and read a lot in spare time that I have. I also do a lot of the PR for the league (and for other people).
What made you decide to join roller derby?
I’ve always wanted to try it since I first learned about the sport, but I was too scared to even research if there was a league in my area. Then I went to a Storm City home bout and my best friend talked me into going to the orientation for new skaters…. Basically, she bullied me into it and I’ve stuck with it since. 😉
What keeps you motivated to keep skating?
Knowing that I get a little bit better every time I go to practice and put on my skates and hearing stories from other skaters about how long it took them to get good at certain skills – everyone is so encouraging, I can’t let them down by quitting!
Who is your derby crush/hero?
Pretty much everyone I read about when I do research about derby. There’s always something new to take away!
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
Other than “GET LOWER”?
Don’t watch your feet! Just trust that your body will do what you’re telling it to once you practice enough. Looking at your feet just makes you fall.
If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
Travel to ALL the places. Except to the really cold places…. Snow is not my friend.