Skater Name: Despicable D
Teams: Black Widows (Home Team) / Bruise Crew (Travel Team)
How long have you been skating? I am a certified Rink Rat! I grew up in the skating rink and have been on skates since 7 years old. I started derby in February 2012.
How did you get your Derby name? I wanted something kid friendly and that still fit me. My favorite movie is Despicable Me and my Derby Wife, Beaver Vendetta suggested Despicable D. The nickname Fluffy came from the famous quote in the movie... "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!!!"
What would your derby spirit animal be? A duck, they are too cute!
Why did you decide to play roller derby? I have been skating most of my life and people kept telling me I should play derby. A friend of mine was going to the meet and greet and I decided to join her. I fell in love with derby!
Pimp your gear: Bont Hybrid Carbon boots with Magnesium Avenger plate, and Backspin Mayhem wheels. 187 Killer Pads and Bauer 9900 Hockey Helmet.
What is your worst derby injury? Left ankle sprain. Ankle sprains take forever to heal. Luckily, I can still skate with a brace.
And your favorite derby moment so far? Definitely, Home Team Championships this year. The Black Widows brought home the trophy! We went into it knowing we were going to have fun and play our game. With the right attitude, we were able to win! It was truly a fun bout! Even if we would have lost, we all still would have had a blast.
What do you want your next step to be in derby? I just want to continue to get better. I look up to the Tantrums and can't wait for the day I am able to skate with them.
What advice would you give to women who want to play roller derby? I thought I didn't have the time for it. Just do it! You will make the time. Roller derby changed my life! The people involved in roller derby are some of the kindest people I know. I consider my league mates family and can't imagine life without them.