How did you choose your derby name? Any special meaning?
…because I’m DY-NO-MITE! 😉 But really though, I polled all of my friends and family to ask for suggestions. My mom came up with it and I chose it because it fit the kind of player I wanted to be.
How long have you played derby?
How did you get started playing derby?
One of my friends suggested we go to a game. I had no idea Springfield had a team. We actually didn’t end up going, but the more I thought about it, the more interested I became. I would mention to people that I wanted to play and the response was usually, “You’re too sweet to play roller derby.” Challenge accepted.
What is the hardest moment you have over come since joining derby? What have been some of your proudest derby accomplishments?
The hardest moments for me are reaching the goals I set for myself. I’m my own hardest competitor. My proudest accomplishments are always when we accomplish goals as a team. Working together to win tough games and reaching milestones with teamwork.
Who would you say is your biggest derby supporter or ‘superfan’?
My super fans are definitely my family. They come to every single game and are always there to cheer me on. Formally, I was a preschool teacher, so a lot of my fans are under 5 years old, and I love that. Alex and Nick Russell are familiar faces at my games, as are their parents (and my friends) Matthew and Krystal Russell.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
My first roller skating experience was using Fisher Price busses as skates and rolling around pantless on shag carpet. (I promise I was really little.)
What are three things you cannot live without?
If people aren’t included: Allie (my brittany spaniel), music, and my phone.
Who is your derby idol?
I have so many! Rose City’s Scald Eagle has to top the list. Others include Stefanie Mainey, Shaina Serelson, and Fifi Nomenon.
I would like to thank Spectrum Accounting for being a personal sponsor of mine. I appreciate your continued support. Thank you!