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12 Derwood Circle
Rockville, MD

As the only women’s, flat-track roller derby league in Montgomery County, MD, Free State Roller Derby (FSRD) is hometown and homegrown. Founded in November 2009, FSRD is 100 percent volunteer-run by a growing group of devoted skaters and Fresh Meat, and is backed by a dedicated crew of referees and non-skating officials (NSOs).

FSRD is a 501(c)(3) organization.

HiJinx

What do you do for FSRD? Skate - Black Eyed Suzies

Hometown:  Dallas, TX

When did you start skating: 01/20/2013

What do you do in the real world: I'm a nurse!

Tell us more about your decision to join roller derby:  I wasn't in the greatest place in my life. I had just separated from active duty, moved back to MD, been dumped, and had just started going to college (I felt like Billy Madison). It was a lot of change at once and I had kind of lost myself. A really good friend of mine was skating with Free State and suggested I get to know some of the skaters at a New Years Eve party. I thought everyone was super weird, but they were also incredibly fun and unbelievably welcoming. Plus, it seemed like a great opportunity to try something new! Who knew that among all of those people, who I thought were so weird, I would find some of the most amazing people I have ever known? Who knew I would find my village and most importantly, who knew I would find my self?

What's your favorite derby memory?  Oof. That's a tough one! One memory that really sticks out is my first experience getting hit, I mean REALLY hit, in a scrimmage. I was jamming against a super menacing line-up which included Jackie Treehorn (who kept shooting me super menacing looks). I thought I got out of the pack at turn two when *WHAM* Jackie, out of nowhere, came and laid me the *beep* out. I distinctly remember the adrenaline rush, the strange giggling that came shortly after, and I knew that roller derby was the sport for me.

What's your secret talent? Nothing cool. I'm actually a pretty decent mediator when it comes to everyone else's conflicts.

Notable injuries: Does a left legged tib-fib fracture when I was six years old count?

Likes: Dogs, babies, cardigans, ALL FOOD*, people watching, and teaching myself random stuff (then promptly forgetting it).

Dislikes: My memory, cat fur (allergies), * - liver, rude people, awkward situations (which I am, somehow, always in).