Mies van der Roll

Started in Derby 09/2011

Joined Storm City 04/2017

What is the significance of your derby name and number? I’m an architecture nerd.  Once you go to Chicago and do the river loop tour you will come back and tell me that all of a sudden you get my name.

What do you do when you are not skating? Work. Eat. Sleep. Rinse. Repeat.

What made you decide to join roller derby? I missed the physical challenge and grotesque banter of playing contact sports and thought derby would be the perfect combination of my sports backgrounds.  I was wrong, but eventually it worked out.

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 ever received was from Napoleon Blownapart who said that we need to talk to ourselves like we are children learning a new skill and be comforting and encouraging.  We wouldn’t let anyone talk to our friends like we talk to ourselves, so why should it be acceptable to let our inner voices say mean things?

If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time? Travel. Everywhere.

What is your favorite ’90’s song and why? Wow. Thinking about this took me way down a rabbit hole on the internet.  However, the first song that came to mind was Stone Temple Pilots Interstate Love Song.  Really anything off of Core or Purple would do.  I rarely listen to it now, but still anytime I hear this song it brings back memories of playing the CDs over and over in my room as a moody teenager, or road tripping in college.

Seasons 2017, 2018