Started in Derby 05/2015
Joined Storm City 05/2018
What is the significance of your derby name and number? I am a speech language pathologist by day and a huge word nerd. I think onomatopoeia’s are the coolest classification of words in the English language. Also I make funny sounds when I slam into other skaters on the track…
What do you do when you are not skating? I love spending time with my family and friends, taking my doggos to the park, playing tabletop games, and cooking ALL THE FOOOOOOOOOD!
What keeps you motivated to keep skating? The people. Hands down. I have made some of the most important friendships of my life in derby and I can’t imagine my life without them.
Who is your derby crush/hero? I have never told her this, and probably should, but Ophelia Melons. Early in my derby career, when I was a wee baby fawn on skates, Melons coached a practice where she gave us obstacle courses. One of the elements was to jump over a foot high barrier. The first time I tried it, I ate shit. Just laid myself out. I was embarrassed, but got up and tried it again. The second time, I bit it even harder. I fell so hard I gave myself my first track kiss.
Melons skated over to me with a giant grin, said ‘that was pretty! Do it again!’ I looked at her like she was bonkers since I bit it both times. She offered me a hand and told me to bend my knees and absorb the impact of the landing.
On my third try I landed it.
Damn Melons, not letting me quit and shit…
What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you? Invest in your knee pads.
If you could be any super hero/villain who would you be and what would be your power? These are two different things!!! If I could be any superhero, it would be Wonder Woman. If I could have any super power, I would have giant wings like Archangel. Critical difference…
If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time? For four months, I would take my family and travel. I would see as many fascinating things as I could. Show my children different cultures and people and language and traditions. Then I would take one month and go to the Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and participate in their writers retreat. I would write a novel. Then I would come home and spend my last month enjoying my home and my life and my family without time constraints and obligations and simply explore the PNW and teach my children about their home.