Q:What prompted you to get into Derby, MILF?
I played on a co-ed football team and was looking for something new to do. Then, Stinkerbell approached me in early 2006 about starting a Roller Derby league in Cleveland and asked if I wanted to be a part of it. I was ecstatic and, of course, said YES!!
Q:You’re a “five-year” vet, from the first skating class of BRRG. That’s a pretty elite group these days. What do you think has changed the most about Burning River or derby as a whole, since you signed on?
The league is definitely more organized with a Board of Directors and monthly meetings. When we started out, we had to explain what Roller Derby was to the public. Now, people have heard of BRRG. It’s much easier to gain fans and spread the word.
Q:Think back- What could “rookie MILF” not have predicted would happen in five years?
I love the fact we’re skating at Wolstein. When starting out, Wolstein was one of the first places we looked at to host our bouts but the cost was too steep for our budget at the time.
Q:When people find out that I’m in derby, it’s not uncommon for them to ask me, “Do you know MILF”? You’re quite the BRRG celebrity! How does it feel to have such a fan following?
I’m smitten. I just love skating and being part of something exciting.
Q:What has been your biggest challenge in derby so far?
Recovering after my daughter’s birth and getting back on skates again.
Q:Do you have a favorite derby moment?
The day I was drafted by Mommy’s Little Monster. Soon after, we chose our team name: The Hard Knockers.
Q: Do you have a pre-bout routines or any bout day superstitions?
I don’t have any rituals, but I do wear my favorite pair of socks.
Q:If you could pick one song to be the MILFinator theme song, what would it be, and why?
“September” by Earth, Wind and Fire. It’s a classic song that warms my heart. My baby’s name is Lilah September.
BRRG would like to thank their long-time sponsor, The Garage Bar on W.25th. Stop in and you just might get a chance to see MILF in action–not on the track, but working her magic behind the bar.