Jawny Crash

Started in Derby:

What is the significance of your derby name and number?
I wanted a musically inspired name and Johnny Cash was a big part of my rock and roll upbringing so the name is a tribute to him, and to crashing hard which is something I’ve done my whole life (real and metaphorically). You gotta get back up and keep playing after you crash or you’ll never learn a thing. My number is 77 because what is luckier than your lucky number twice?

What do you do when you are not skating?
I am a busy mom of twin boys, a substitute elementary school teacher, a gardener and wanna be farmer. I love to read, cook, and stir up magic.

What made you decide to join roller derby?
It’s now or never, folks!!

What keeps you motivated to keep skating?
Trying to be a better skater than I was yesterday. Plus it’s so damn fun!

Who is your derby crush/hero?
My cousin HalleyToisis who plays for the Wreckers and Tarantula on RCR

What is the best advice you would give to someone who wants to join derby or what was the best advice given to you?
Oh my gosh, do it! Don’t judge yourself against other skaters, go at your own pace and keep your head up!!

If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?
I would love to road trip around the US in an RV with my family and visit every National Park.

What is your favorite ’90’s song and why?
Anything with a funky beat that I can jam out to!

Name three interesting/ random facts about yourself.

  • I know how to tap dance.
  • I’ve lived in every state on the Pacific West coast.
  • I learned to snow ski when I was three years old.

Seasons 2017, 2018