I started playing roller derby in my hometown (Evansville, IN) in 2007. I had no real skating experience beforehand and HATED that we had to wear quads. Because I started with the league in its infancy and no one else on the team had any significant skating background, we all had to learn the sport from scratch. We had no training programs, and online resources were pretty scarce back then. Just learning how to turn around was a huge trial-and-error session, and watching a “how to plow stop” video BLEW OUR MINDS.
I spent the 2010 season in Memphis, TN and got to play in my first WFTDA tournament (long live South Central Regionals!) and eventually made my way down to Florida in 2011 to skate with Tampa.
I transferred to New Jax in mid-2018 and played in my first WFTDA Championships that same year.
I split my spare time between Tampa and South Carolina, so my practice commute is always 3+ hours. Luckily, my dogs and I are nomads at heart and absolutely love being on the road!