March 2014 Skater Of The Month


Photo by ConnJobb Photos

Photo by ConnJobb Photos

What does your name mean?
It’s a play on Ferris Bueller because who doesn’t love a good day off & a few shenanigans!

Also, it’s a reminder to be fearless and keep pushing. When I made the decision to play roller derby 4 years ago, I had a broken arm and didn’t even know how to skate. I had a lot to learn & a lot to overcome before I ever got on the track.

What position in Derby do you like to play?
I’m most comfortable and happy as a Pivot/Blocker. I love the strategy of the game, taking charge and controlling the pack.

But I’ve also been known to use that knowledge to help get me through the pack as a Jammer from time to time.

Do you have other hobbies or play other sports?
Reading and photography is generally what you’ll find me doing if I don’t have skates on. I’ve never played team sports or been very athletic. That was another reason Roller Derby was such a challenge for me. But the harder you have to work for something, the better it feels when you achieve it.

What are some of your goals for roller derby?
Personally, I want to keep progressing as skater, push myself to learn new skills, and be an asset in every position on the track.

As part of SFV, I want to help my team work together and be a legitimate force on the track in WFTDA play. I want to help my league succeed & continue to be a place where skaters find a home that has challenging game play but also a ridiculous amount of fun.
For the sport as a whole, I want to see it keep growing on a public & professional scale. And I want to do my part to help that happen.