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Ms. D'MeanHer #DV8

What's the story behind your derby name?
I wanted my derby name to reflect my demeanor.

What's the story behind your derby number?
I picked this number because it seemed fitting. I'm a little devious at times and strive to "deviate" my opponents.

When did you join Renegade Derby Dames?
Spring 2013.

Had you ever played roller derby before joining RDD?
Never... didn't even know roller derby existed other than in the movies.

What (if any) skating experience did you have before joining RDD?
I had zero experience on quad skates, and only skated on ice and pavement for fun.

Why did you join?
I joined after I was dragged out to a bout by a friend that had a friend playing in the fall of 2012. As I watched the game I thought to myself "this is awesome", "this is so me", " I can so do this". I was inspired by a sport where I can use my 5' 11" height, my athletic build and strength in a controlled, safe and fun environment!!

What's the best thing about being a derby girl?
The best thing about being a derby girl to me is when you tell your friends, family and people you talk to that you're a Derby Girl. The shock and over all "are you nuts" look that you get when they process that its Roller Derby, that's the best.

What do you do in your non-derby life?
A manager at Dulux Paints by day, a Mom to a wonderful daughter by night who loves "Dervy", I'm also part of a slow-pitch team during the summer months, in a 10 pin bowling league and part of a dodge ball team. When I do have free time I love to scrapbook.

What is your most memorable derby moment?
My very first bout In Minden. I had only graduated my minimums skills testing 3 weeks prior to the bout. I was told that I was going to be a Jammer for this bout, and that made me more nervous than I already was. It was being on the track jamming and hearing the crowd chanting my derby name that made this bout one that I will never forget.

What is your derby goal/dream?
To be a recognized Derby Girl.

Who is your favourite skater/derby idol?
Los Angeles Thunderbirds "Skinny Minnie" Gwen Miller, played from 1975-1981 on the T-Birds.