Q:What prompted you to get into derby?
I knew nothing about derby, but the concept of derby appeared intriguing to me. Therefore, I decided to check out the wRECk (recreational) derby league. The funny thing is that I had never seen a game and didn’t know the rules, I just jumped in and fell in love with it. I skated with wRECk from January 2009 until March 2010, when I joined BRRG.
Q:You’ve been surprising a lot of fans this year, jamming so much, and being successful as a relatively new jammer. How does that feel?
I feel accomplished. I have worked really hard, and it is nice to see the results of my hard work, but I could not have done it without my team.
Q:What is the hardest part about jamming?
The hardest part of jamming is having to power through it even if you’re exhausted. Endurance is key, I have to work out a lot outside of derby practice.
Q:What is your day job?
Mean Simmon’s agent. (Mean’s fanpage link here.)
Q:What’s it like to be the mom to the jr. derby ref rockstar, Mean Simmons?
Humbling. I will never be as cool as Mean Simmons. Hold on, Mean needs a mineral water.
Q:If Razor had a theme song, what would it be?
You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.
Q:How has derby changed you?
My confidence has increased exponentially. Derby is an empowering sport, and I am lucky to be a part of it.
Q:What has been your most humbling moment in derby, so far?
Slipping out on turn two (a lot) in the first home game. Doh!
Q:Which opponent leaves you shaking in your skate boots?
Morbid Cherub. Oh wait, she’s on my team. Whew.
Q:What is your favorite practice drill or workout, and why?
I like hitting drills. Nothing turns a bad day around like a hitting drill.
Q:Do you have a derby mentor?
I have several. Here’s a hint… they are all Hellbombers.
Q:Tell our fans one fun fact about you.
My skater name was derived from Karen Allen’s character Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Q: Do you have a pre-bout routine or any bout day superstitions?
I don’t have a routine or any bout day superstitions. I am a mom so I don’t really have much of a routine ever. I answer to my son, Mean Simmons and my daughter, Syd Vicious.