More Than Meets the Black Eye.
I heard the sirens a decade later when I landed in Seattle and found myself sitting on the cold concrete floor inside of an airplane hanger at Magnuson Park. Girls in tights with thematic flair rolled by with confidence, grace and fire in their eyes. Defying standards and doing so physically, yet gracefully was where my heart found its match on the track.
I started training for the game in 2009 with Seattle’s Potential Fresh Meat practice league, and made it on my first team in 2010, the Marauding Mollys of the Dockyard Derby Dames in Tacoma. Our team went from the bottom of ship to the top of the helm in two years and my heart swelled with our team’s trust, respect and camaraderie. But, I pushed onward toward my dream of skating for Rat City. Today, I am honored to “Smash the State, While Learning to Skate” as a member of the Derby Liberation Front.
Birthdate: June 16th
Injuries: Humble beginnings, bruised ego and a strained PCL
Awards: Gnarliest Fall – Knocktoberfest 2010
Banked Track MVP – December 2011
Defensive MVP – Big O 2012
Hometown: Cheesetown, IN
Profession: Non-Profit Fundraising & Public Relations
Previous Sports: Basketball, Mountaineering, Cycling
Favorite Movie: Roll Bounce
Get Pumped-Up Song: Why can’t we be friends – WAR