I grew up skating, spending the weekend at the rink where I now play roller derby. In 2014, I decided to go to a boot camp and I knew when I walked in that I was hooked!!
How much of your time would you say you dedicate to roller derby (or roller derby related activities) in an average week?
At least 5-6 days a week, I am doing something for derby, whether it's actual practice or working on my endurance for derby. It's an everyday commitment.
What kind of athletic experience did you have before getting involved with roller derby?
Not much. I played softball as a child but that was about it!
What's the most meaningful lesson you've learned from roller derby?
That I CAN! I can do anything I set my mind to. It sounds cliché, but it's the truth! And it's an important lesson I'm teaching to my kids.
What advice would you give to a new skater?
Have fun! The person who is gonna be hardest on you watches you brush your teeth every morning. So be nice to yourself!
Why is being a Middle Georgia Derby Demon important to you?
Being a Demon represents years of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears. I set a goal for myself and I accomplished it. I am using that drive and determination in other areas of my life, and again, this is something I want to teach my children.
What's one thing you wish everyone understood about this sport?
None of this would be possible without the support from my husband. He has been there since Day 1 and continues to encourage me and make me smile everyday! I love you, Jim!
What's on your bout day/practice playlist?
Breaking Benjamin "I Will Not Bow", Pink "So What", Marilyn Manson "This is the New Sh*t", Fort Minor "Remember the Name"
Who's your derby idol and why?
Goldie Knocks with the Chattanooga Roller Girls. She was on the first season of American Grit. She is an amazing lady, on and off the track!