Anger Management #76


Nickname: Anger

What’s the origin of your name? I’m fairly mild mannered and thought the irony was funny

Number: 76

What does your number mean? The year I was born

Team: I’ve played on the Betties, Heartbreak Rollers, and currently Disasters

What position do you play? Blocker

How long have you been skating? 3 years

When did you join derby? 3 years ago

How did you get involved in derby? Scarlett Knuckles recruited me through my husband and Pork Pie encouraged me to join Fresh Meat

Signature move: Dagger like hits with my hips

What roll do you play behind the scenes? I’m on the NWA council, my husband’s a sponsor and generally any area where volunteering is needed

Pre bout ritual: I make sure to drink lots of water the day before. I eat like a horse. I wonder why am I doing this and then I remember “Oh yeah, it’s because I love derby”

Motivational quote: Fall 7 times Pick yourself up 8…it’s a Buddhist quote, used by Nike

Derby heroes: That’s a tough one to answer. I find every derby skater has a heroic quality

What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? I had an opportunity to attend a boot camp hosted by KCRW while I was still Fresh Meat. Those ladies have extraordinary skill and what impressed me is that they were utterly patient and not the least bit condescending and very encouraging when they invited me to scrimmage with them.

What do you do outside of derby? I’m a mom to a spunky 2 year old. My husband has his owns a restaurant in which I’m a not so silent partner. I work as a corporate chef and for true relaxation I garden.

Favorite derby moment so far? By no means am I a jammer but I managed 2 grand slams in a home game.

Favorite derby teams? KCRW

If you could remove one penalty from the game what would it be? None, they’re there for a reason

What advice would you like to give up and coming derby players? If it were easy then everyone would be on a derby team. The reward is so worth the extra effort

Where are you from? I claim AR as my home.

How long have you lived here? Off and on for 28 years

What keeps you here? Family, job, business

Animals? a 10 year old long haired chihuahua name Roscoe

Family? yes, too numerous to mention