I don’t sweat, I sparkle.
I got my start in roller derby at the age of 3. When I was born my legs were not straight and one of the recommendations the doctor made was to put me on roller skates to correct the issue. My grandma taught me to skate on the cracked sidewalks and alleyways of Milwaukee’s South Side. I chose my derby number in honor of the year she was born.
I first stepped on a derby track in the fall of 2010 with the Mad Wreckin’ Dolls. After a year of learning the game with then I was drafted to my home team Maiden Milwaukee and played for the Brewcity Bruisers for the 2011-2013 seasons. After I recovered from an injury I returned to skate with the Mad Wreckin’ Dolls in 2014 and went on to play for the Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ Team Unicorn before returning to Maiden Milwaukee in 2015.
Outside of derby, I am an avid downhill skier, paddle boarder, kayaker, canoer, student of ice skating, snowshoer, horseback rider, bicycle commuter, recreational trapeze artist, and general adventure seeker.
Smells Like Team Spirit Award 2012, 2013
Maiden Milwaukee awards:
Most Improved Skater 2012
Most Glitteriest 2013
Mad Wreckin’ Dolls:
MVP Blocker 2015
Best Dressed 2011
Worst Derby Injury
I wouldn’t be playing now if it weren’t for the expert care I received from our athletic trainer Ryan Lowery of ATI Physical Therapy. He was there for me guiding me through everything from concussion recovery, to taping my ankles, to helping me recover from my ribs being out of place. But that time I got glitter in my eye… yup, worst derby injury ever!
Proudest Derby Moment
My proudest derby moment… having the courage to try this sport for the first time when my only competitive athletic background at the time consisted of cheer and dance.