How long have you been skating?
A year and a half.
What is your favorite derby moment?
The first time I won MVP Jammer, in our June 2016 bout.
What is your pre-bout routine? Any rituals?
Drink lots of coffee and cover my whole face in makeup.
What does your derby name mean?
A “Youngstown tune-up” is a car bomb. My hometown, for which it’s named, was a mob playground in the 1950s, and there was a car bombing pretty much every other day.
How important is derby in your life?
Super very important! It’s my social life and my workout all put together.
What advice would you give to someone looking to begin their roller derby career?
Don’t be scared! Don’t be scared to look silly, to talk to people you might not think you have much in common with, or to really throw your whole self into it.