How long have you been skating?
On quads: Since Summer 2013. Prior to that, some roller hockey as of 2009 (on inlines).
What is your job outside of derby?
Wife/Mom extraordinaire, writer, cupcake baker (nothing fancy but quite yummy), marketer of all things, consultant of real estate, PTA recruiter, soccer coach, communications major at Old Dominion University, bad joke maker (I like to think I’m witty), & nick-namer of all that I meet.
Do you have any pets/kids?
Yes, all of the above: (Pet: husband) Mr. Doug Rocks, (Kid: 8 ) Ethan, (Kid: 7 ) Andrew, (Black Labrador: 4), Miss EdelBrock O’Lee. (Pet: Fish-plural) One in particular I named “DeeBo” like from Friday, because he kept eating the other fish.
Who is your derby wife?
Lisa Frankenstein! Can we take a second to talk about HOW COOL HER DERBY NAME IS? Seriously? And she’s JUST as cool. Probably the best person you’ll ever meet.
Who is your favorite person to hit?
Dr. Crunk Nasty because she takes ME out EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. So really, I’m only hitting her in my dreams. Wait… what?
What made you choose roller derby?
I connected with an old friend (GOR!) from Navy bootcamp (Div 911, 2004!) who had just gotten into derby. I liked to skate & my husband plays hockey, thus derby seemed pretty cool. I had just left the Navy… with 8+ years having defined me as a person socially at that point. Everyone I knew was through the military, like the seven degrees of Kevin Bacon. I needed something else to latch on to (in a positive way), an avenue to meet new people, a new language so to speak. Derby has worked really well in regards to meeting very cool new people… and above all else is super enjoyable. The rest is history.
What would we find you doing on a Sunday afternoon?
Well it’s afternoon so….. Probably narrating the facial expressions of our dog, Brock. Cooking. Homework. Doing something outside with the fam. Skating outdoors (our whole family skates, except the dog, it’s just fear for her, I think). But more than likely that narrating thing. And being awesome.
Three words the describe you?
Focused. Confused. Articulate. Oh…. and if I can pick again…. Giraffes. Pineapples. Teal.
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Denis Leary. I just really enjoyed “Rescue Me” so much, I’d have a hundred questions to ask as to how he wrote the material that captured the realism of a post September 11th firehouse, from the humor to angst to everything else.
Side note: If you haven’t seen the 9-11 Memorial in NYC… Go. Make it happen. Take some tissues & go, but set aside at least 5 hours, I kid you not.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Something charitable with Wounded Warriors. Then buy a home with a 32 car garage to house my husbands car obsession, to include my ’57 Bel Aire & maybe another Charger for him… with the other 10 car bays for me and my lady pals to skate in.