Growing up I didn’t play sports. As an adult roller derby was my first true athletic endeavor. Since I started derby I have also gotten into yoga, hiking, trail running, weight training, and basically any form of cross training that I can find.
Roller Derby Background
I first began skating as a founding member of Greeley’s Slaughterhouse Derby Girls in 2007. I also skated a few years with Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz but took a hiatus from derby while I went to grad school and focused on my career. I started skating again with FoCo in October of 2016.
Roller Derby Role Model
My coach Urrk’n. Some of the things she can do on skates are unreal. Also I can relate to her personality (we are a little alike I think), and I aspire to be able to skate at the competitive level she did during her derby playing career. She is a great coach and trainer for both my team and the Fort Collins junior derby league the Spartans. I feel lucky to skate with her guidance!
Describe the smell of your gear bag:
Sunshine and Flowers! Just kidding, it actually smells like rotten fruit.
What is your favorite position?
Jammer or Offensive Blocker
What is your favorite microbrew?
Sad Panda by Horse and Dragon Brewery
Stringed instruments of all kinds (but especially the violin and the harp), Bluegrass, Mandalas, Mother Nature
Things that are spelled with K that should be spelled with C- Like Krazy Karls Kar Mart, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Student Loans
Playing fiddle and celtic harp, hiking, fishing, and camping.
I was tongue tied as a child and had my tongue “clipped” when I was 7. I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 2 minutes. I am a Colorado native.
What would you like to share with someone who has never experienced roller derby or who is new to the sport?
Roller derby is a true sport. It is athletic, challenging, and empowering.