How did you choose your derby name? Any special meaning?
My name is inspired by the notorious killing machine, the guillotine. 76 is from the document that legalized mechanical decapitation in France. #76 was handwritten at the top left of the document for a reason I don’t know why, but I liked the ambiguity of it.
How long have you played derby?
I started derby in 2013
How did you get started playing derby?
Jean With Envy was cutting my hair one day and told me to come to her bout. I didn’t, but the idea of playing derby stuck in my mind. After some time I had a class with Tupac Shank-Her and she really inspired my to try it out. I like to give both credit.
What is the hardest moment you have overcome since joining derby? What have been some of your proudest derby accomplishments?
I am a very self critical person which is the hardest part of playing derby for me. I am thankful to have a positive and supportive team that tells me what’s up when I need it. One of my proudest accomplishments in derby was getting ‘Most Improved Skater’ and “Rookie of the Year” award last season. It made me realize how much progress I had made in my first season.
Do you have any bout day rituals?
Water, protein and loud music
Who would you say is your biggest derby supporter or ‘superfan’?
My fiance Chad and his daughter Isabelle. My parents and family as well. They come to our home bouts and support me and my team and listen to me talk about derby all the time.
Have you had any injuries from playing roller derby?
I got a really good concussion last season.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
“If you find your truth you must follow it. You could find it in a paper bag, or in a statue, or in a slaughterhouse; you might find it dangling somewhere. People might say, What the heck are you doing? but it’s ok if they don’t understand. And if you follow it, stay true to it, and respect it, you could be in store for the greatest journey you could ever imagine.” – Buckethead