How did you choose your derby name? Any special meaning?
I chose my derby name from X-Men. I’ve always been a huge fan of X-Men and Marvel. I chose Dark Phoenix bc it’s Jean Greys evil alter ego and my fav comic book character.
How did you get started playing derby?
SRG was skating in a Christmas parade and I was handed a recruitment flyer while there watching the parade which was a year prior to actually going to join the league and ever since That Christmas parade I wanted to do it so badly it just took me a bit to get the confidence to go to a practice.
Do you have any bout day rituals?
I always try to sleep in a little longer than normal if I can. I normally alway eat bacon and eggs and of course I have to drink chocolate milk…like a lot of chocolate milk. Then listen to lots of music to pump myself up!
Who would you say is your biggest derby supporter or ‘superfan’?
My biggest derby supporter would by my mama aka Mindy aka Mimi and of course she is also my biggest superfan along with my awesome Son. They both are alwaay at every home bout and the occasional away bout. I may have other superfans out there that I don’t know about though!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m super Clumsy…I fall going up stairs all the time..but I can somehow stay up on skates more 90% of the time. The other 10% im on my butt bc I get too hoppy or jumpy as my Derby wife says.
What are three things you cannot live without?
I would say first off would be my family and a handful of very close friends. Which 4 happen to be my teammates. Second would be Derby/skating
Third would be food obviously haha (especially bacon & chocolate milk)
What word or saying do you overuse?
Who is your derby idol?
I do have a few people I very much look up to within SRG.