Anger Management #76
What’s the origin of your name? I’m fairly mild mannered and thought the irony was funny
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