Artemis Prime #212
Name: Artemis Prime
Nick Name: Arty
What is the Origin of your name? ( Artemis ) My favorite greek goddess of the hunt. ( Prime ) Inspired by the transformer Optimus Prime. Apache rose suggested it and I loved it.
What does your number mean? 212 ( The Extra Degree ) is the boiling point of water, It reminds me to push myself a little more each time.
Team: NWA Roller Derby All-Stars
What position do you play? Jammer, blocker, pivot
How long have you been skating? since july 2010
When did you join derby? Fresh meat in march 2010
How did you get involved in derby? I met Scarlet Knuckles while teaching a seminar, she invited me to a bout. I went to see the Backwoods Betties and fell IN LOVE with the sport. One week later I was at fresh meat and ten weeks after that in my first bout.
What Is your signature move? I’ve been told my speed and sneaking through the pack.
What role do you play behind the scenes? I am a WFTDA rep for our league, I am on recruitment committee, I help with fresh meat, sponsorship, P.R. and bout production.
Pre-bout ritual: I like to find my happy place.
Motivational quote: “Everybody gets butterflies in their stomach, the trick is to teach those butterflies to fly in formation”
Derby Heroes: Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Sandrine Rangeon, atomatrix OMFG, On the sleigh, Demanda riot, Freight train, Flyon Maiden, JoAnn of Arc, Unskinny Wop, and So many many more.
What makes you have instant respect for a derby skater? How they treat others on and off the track.
What do you do outside of derby? I am the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter and stepson. I am a wife to an amazing man. I own four businesses under Rhonda Kelly INC ; ARKS A Rhonda Kelly Salon, the Paul Mitchell Experience. I travel for John Paul Mitchell Systems as a Premier National Educator training hairstylists around the world in the area of color and haircutting. I contract out in the film & entertainment industry, editorial and print work as a hair and makeup artist. I also own Rhonda Kelly Photography contracting out for photo shoots. I am an independent model scout for a few major modeling agencies. Hobbies include, gardening, cooking, art work, sketching and painting, photo editing . I also enjoy enduro motorcycles, scuba diving, Trout fishing, Hunting, hiking, attending concerts, plays, reading and constant learning.
Favorite Derby moment so far? Winning the home team championship as a heartbreak roller.
Favorite derby teams? Gotham, Denver, Bay Area, Texacutioners, Houston, Oly,
If you could take one penalty from the game what would it be? Hummmmm Track cutting lol, It is my personal challenge.
What Advice would you give an up and coming derby players? Find positive mentors who have the skills you want to successfully accomplish and shadow them. Don’t just talk about it, Do it! Take action and train hard.
Derby Awards? 2 time MVP Jammer All-stars 2011. Top Recruiter award, Awesome Award home team.
Where are you from? Fayetteville, Arkansas
How long have you lived here? Most of my life.
What keeps you here? Family, Friends, Derby.
Animals? Two Sphinx cats ( Ming & Tanzy ) One horse, ( Cheyenne )
Family? My Dad is from a large Italian family, my Mom a good ole gal from Madison county, so I have family everywhere.