Hometown: Vancouver WA
What is the significance of your derby name?
It’s actually not because of my red hair, as you might think. My husband gave me that nickname years ago because when I sleep, I kick. I have puppy dreams where I chase things and I kick the holy crap out of him in the night. I also once had dreams of being a Radio City Rockette….
Currently I’m Training Committee Chair and as such I assist in planning off-skate events and keep track of the practices that are held for the Red and Yellow level skaters to be entered in our team training diary. I’m also helping script and film instructional tutorials for our YouTube channel.
What do you do when you’re not skating?
I’m a project manager for an IT company and that sucks up about 60 hours of my week. Otherwise, I’m gaming (tabletop, console, RPG), dancing (I danced professionally for 15 years), or baking (I LOVE CAKE!!!!).
What made you decide to join roller derby?
I was looking for something to bring my long-dormant competitive streak out of hiding and I wanted to get in shape. I used to play sports and dance competitively and I missed that team dynamic. I also needed to crawl out of my self-built cave and face the world! Little did I know it would be a life changer!!
What keeps you motivated to keep skating?
Watching my teammates master a new skill or how everyone is always so supportive of you when you try/learn new things. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you have a brilliant support system.
Who is your derby crush/hero?
Definitely Scald Eagle. She’s amazing. And Coach River from Hillsboro Air Raid. And Beyonslay. I wish I could booty block like her. And everyone else who ever straps on a pair of skates and tries it.
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
Just do it! Do it now! If you don’t try, you never will. Quit being a ninny and just try it. I was totally nervous and intimidated at first but I had so much fun at tryouts and that was the first time I had skated in almost 10 years.
Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself:
1. I have played in 4 National Tetris championships
2. I hold the legal title of Lady of Dunans
3. I have classical opera training.