May 2013 Skater of the Month


What does your name mean?
It started out with a conversation about South Park. We started talking about an episode that is pretty much filled with the characters saying, “Derp derp derp!” Based on my love of South Park and tendency to have “derp” moments, a few other skaters named me  – and it stuck!

What position in derby do you like to play?
This changes for me all the time! Honestly, I like to play all positions because I get to learn more about strategy. Right now, I enjoy jamming. I’m in love with the feeling (as a jammer), right before you enter a pack. Everything slows down for a split second, and then it’s like an explosion of “GET THROUGH NOW!!!” It’s definitely an adrenaline rush.

How long have you been skating?
My 1 year derbyversary is next month! I still can’t believe that it’s been a year since my First Date!

Do you have other hobbies or play other sports?
In my spare time, I like to pick up heavy things at a local CrossFit gym, CrossFit Synapse. I’ve also been known to heckle Giants fans at Dodgers games. I like to travel often, hug any animal that will let me, and learn everything I can about successful marketing campaigns.

What are some of your goals for roller derby?
Get lower, hit harder, and roster on one of SFVRD’s travel teams! It may take me awhile to get there, but I know it’s possible!

Photo by Matthew Becker Photography

Photo by Matthew Becker Photography